Educational content on Netflix and Disney+

During this self isolation period, it can be hard to keep little ones, or even the older ones, entertained and sometimes you need a break from entertaining to either work or just to get some me time.  The most common thing to do is to throw something on the television to watch, but after a few days of this, some might worry about “numbing” or “rotting” their brains. Below is a list of television shows and movies on Netflix and Disney+ that you may not know about that are fun and interesting, but are also educational and challenge the mind. 

Parents should view the titles beforehand to navigate them and to make sure they are fit for their child. Grade recommendations were made by our editorial team, but parents are best to judge the appropriateness for their own children.  

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Disney +

  • DisneyNature: African Cats, Bears, Born in China, Chimpanzee, Monkey Kingdom, Oceans, Penguins, The Crimson Wing and Wings of Life
  • National Geographic documentaries
  • Whispers an Elephant’s Tale
  • Brain Games
  • Disney Shop Class
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Out of the Box
  • Unlikely Animal Friends
  • Imagination Movers

Netflix

  • DisneyNature:Expedition China , Growing Up Wild and Ghost of the Mountains
  • Word Party
  • Charlie’s COLORFORMS City
  • Learning Songs
  • Julie’s greenroom
  • Justin Time
  • Ask the Storybots
  • Brainchild
  • Dream Big
  • The Who Was? Show
  • Cutest Animals
  • If I Were an Animal
  • Project Mc2

 

Middle School/High School

Disney+

  • DisneyNature:African Cats, Bears, Born in China, Chimpanzee, Monkey Kingdom, Oceans, Penguins, The Crimson Wing and Wings of Life
  • National Geographic documentaries
  • Whispers an Elephant’s Tale
  • Unlikely Animal Friends
  • The Incredible Dr.Pol
  • Sports movies with historic significance:Glory Road, Miracle, McFarland USA, Remember the Titans, Secretariat and Cool Runnings
  • Science Fair
  • Brain Games
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Disney Shop Class
  • Expedition Mars: Spirit and Opportunity
  • Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted
  • Origins: The Journey of Humankind
  • Miracle of Midnight
  • Newsies
  • Supercar Megabuild

Netflix

  • DisneyNature:Expedition China and Ghost of the Mountains
  • Sports movies with historic significance:Race, Cinderella Man and 3 Heroines
  • Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • The Giver
  • The Mars Generation
  • Night on Earth
  • The Short Game
  • Abstract
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Explained
  • Inside Bill’s Brain
  • The Mind, Explained
  • Our Planet
  • Edge of the Universe