My kids watch tv. Sometimes a lot of it. I suspect that your kids might too. I think as parents we need to stop acting like this doesn’t happen. We stream most of our shows and there are some of my favorites. I love that there are shows that get my kids off the couch and moving. If it gets to the end of the day and I realize we haven’t gotten much exercise, there are shows that can help me out. Same goes for educational shows. There are plenty of shows that help with ABC’s, but there are also hidden gems that help with life skills and social/emotional learning.
Shows to Help You Get Moving
Bo On The Go
Available on Netflix
Bo has some sort of problem. To fix in you’ll need to help her by running, climbing, jumping, crawling, etc. She lives in a fantasy world with a wizard and all sorts off colorful and fun creatures.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Jamie is a lovely, captivating yoga instructors. She uses yoga moves to tell as story. The kids love listening to the story and following along. See also has some videos on mindfulness and meditation. I love joining in with the kids on these too!
Special Agent OSO
Available on Disney Now.
Oso is a “unique stuffed bear” who is training to be a secret agent. Every show he gets a case where he need to help a kid with a task. He helps break down each task into three steps. This show covers how to put on socks, brush teeth, rack leaves, and pick strawberries.
The Magic School Bus
Available for streaming with Netflix.
Are there ones I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.