Do you just want 15 mins to finish off some work, have some you time or to get dinner ready but you want the kids to watch something that’s a bit more educational?
I’ve heard people say “if you put the sound on mute and turn on the sub-titles they can practice their reading skills” … but if you’re looking for something a bit more, we’ve put together some educational TV programmes and a bit of what they are about to help you finish off some tasks without feeling guilty!
Creative Galaxy – animated programme solving creative problems with art
Team Umizoomie – maths superheroes introduce young viewers to the concepts of counting, measurement, shapes and patterns.
Deadly Dinosaurs – Steve Backshall discovers the deadliest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth
Art Ninja – Ricky Martin makes art with his friends, showing how the pieces can be made at home
Deadly 60 – Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world’s deadliest animals
Horrible Histories – informs kids of historical events
Operation Ouch – Twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken explore their way through the world of medicine and biology
Numberblocks – learn about numbers and addition with
Alphablocks – letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics
Octonauts – Join Captain Barnacles and crew on their animated underwater adventures around the world
Andy Day’s shows – baby animals, dinosaurs, wild animals – lots of fun facts and educational fun!
Maddie’s Do you Know? – find out how things work
Bitz and Bobs – they explore their love of science, technology, engineering, art and math to invent ways to save the day.
Blue Planet – Sir David Attenborough narrated series on marine life
Planet Earth – Sir David Attenborough narrated series on the natural wonders of the world
BBC Bitesize – From 20th April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
The Magic School Bus – takes kids on a virtual bus ride. Ms. Frizzle and her students go on super adventures and teaches them about science.
Wild Kratz – encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure around the world
The Odd Squad – maths programme that is used to investigate strange occurrences in the town
Ask the Storybots – an adventure to the human world to help answer kids’ biggest questions.
Brainchild – science-based show that answers all sorts of questions that kdis ask
Dino Hunt – top scientists examine fossils found in Canada
If I were an Animal – the first wildlife documentary written as fiction and told by kids for kids
Blaze and the Monster Machines – monster truck adventures solving maths and science problems
Daniel Tigers Neighbourhood – my best friend who lives in the states told me about this. Daniel teaches toddlers and pre-schoolers about practical skills in a fun and friendly way
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