Summer Brain-Power Boost #StreamTeam

At the ripe old age of 7 and 3/4, Buddy has rediscovered his old love for dinosaurs.

It’s not that he plays with them, like he used to when he was little. He just cannot get enough information about them.

His bed is literally covered in dinosaur books. I took him to the library last week to check out some books to bring on vacation with us, and it was nearly impossible to drag him away.


He draws dinosaurs. He talks about dinosaurs. And now with Netflix streaming, he watches dinosaur documentaries and series. All. The. Time. In fact, I don’t know the last time he’s watch a regular old cartoon.

Trust me, I am not complaining in the least. I love that he has this thirst for knowledge, for learning. I love that he’d rather challenge himself and listen to paleontology professors speculate rather than watching a contrived and brain-numbing cartoon.

But at the same time, it’s starting to feel just a teeny bit obsessive.

Yet then again, isn’t that how all kid phases feel like?

Lucky for Buddy, there are quite a few dinosaur programs available on Netflix streaming. And for those non-dino fans who are looking for a little nonfiction, brain-power boost this summer, here are some other titles to consider:

OK, I had to keep one dinosaur program in there.

Buddy’s other favorite nonfiction program — which he has also convinced his little sister is her favorite show too — is the old school Magic School Bus series. (By the way, did you know Netflix has ordered a new series based on the old “Magic School Bus”? There will be 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, “The Magic School Bus 360°,” which premiers in 2016).

Seriously, though, Mimi will request this show more than she will her programs on Disney Junior. What can I say, my kids love that Ms. Frizzle!

Here are some other educational programs for the little ones:


Happy viewing!

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