Over the years, I’ve become a documentary junkie. Whether they are about food, music, alternative living, and even modern medicine, I’m hooked on them. The only problem with my obsession is that the kids usually can’t watch them with me.
The subjects of the documentaries are usually too adult for them. Lately, I’ve made a point of finding documentaries for kids on Netflix, that we can watch as a family. Here is a list of a few of our favorites.
My husband actually found this fun show for the kids to watch, and my oldest son can’t get enough of it. This National Geographic show explores the components of the human brain, and the kids love it because it’s interactive. You have a love a scientific show that gets the kids to DO as they watch.
The Short Game
Have you ever witnessed a 7-year-old golfer rock the game? Well, this sport documentary produced by actress Jessica Biel highlights a few of the youngest players of golf, and their journey to the World Championships of Junior Golf.
How The States Got Their Shapes
I remember being younger and wondering how each state got the shape it now has in present day. Truthfully, my American History class might have touched on it, but I was so bored in that class that I won’t even try to bring it back to memory. This fun show shares exactly what the title eludes to: how American states got their shapes. My history loving husband and son could binge watch this show all day, and they have!
The Blue Planet
This documentary series just may be my favorite out of the documentaries for kids, and it’s not because I’m a Pisces. OK, maybe it is, but I’ve always been so interested in what majestic creatures live in the deep blue sea.
This BBC documentary was created by the same production team of Planet Earth, another family favorite of ours. My daughter has gravitated to this documentary, and we’ve found ourselves googling a few of the unique marine animals featured in each episode.