It’s hard to face this reality sometimes, but my babies are growing up! *sniff, sniff* Gone are the days of Dora the Explorer and Veggie Tales. They don’t want to watch “baby” shows any more. But I still want them to be exposed to quality, educational content at every opportunity. Luckily, I have been able to find some great shows that are packed with learning (shh!!!) and the kids LOVE them!
We don’t have a cable subscription, but we do have Amazon Prime, so all of these shows are available for free to Amazon Prime members. (If you’re not already a Prime member, start with a free trial to see if you like it!)
These are my top picks for shows that are sure to please the 7-12 age range!
What it teaches: Science & Engineering
Show: Wild Kratts
What it teaches: Animals & Habitats
What it’s about: The Kratt brothers dive right into the midst of a different animal each episode, teaching about the animal and enjoying some hilarious hijinks at the same time!
Show: Electric Company
What it teaches: Reading & Grammar
What it’s about: A group of friends solves mysteries and problems with the help of the English language. This show is peppered with fun music, and it’s not unusual to find a living room full of dancing and singing kids when we watch it.
Show: Odd Squad
What it teaches: Geometry & Physics
What it’s about: This group of Special Agents is called on to address problems that others find “odd”. They tackle the issues with their fancy gadgets and knowledge of geometry and physics!
What it teaches: Strategy & Mathematics
What it’s about: A team of experts follows the mathematical clues to solve mysteries!
Show: Biz Kid$
What it teaches: Personal Finance & Business
What it’s about: These kids use sketch comedy and skits to teach about personal finance and business — tools that everyone needs to be a successful adult!
Anything to add?
What do you think? Did I miss one of your favorite shows? Which ones do YOUR tweens like to watch?