7 Educational Shows on Netflix You Won’t Feel Guilty Letting Your Toddler Watch

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Toddlers are a lot of work — they like to do what they want when they want to, and this age group seems to have the secret to having endless energy while never sleeping. I have been through this phase of childrearing three times, and now that I am in it again for the fourth time, I'm surprised it is still not any easier.

I know some people are wary of how much technology kids use at a very young age, but sometimes, you need a little break yourself as a parent, and that's OK. I like to use these moments as a teaching time for my toddler … and turn on some Netflix.

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No, they're not catching up on the latest happenings of Claire and Frank Underwood on House of Cards, but there are some great shows that will entertain your toddler and help them learn a little, too.

Guilt-free TV time!

If you need a little break once in a while and you're looking for some TV entertainment for your toddler, here are seven shows that I've found that I don't feel guilty at all letting my kids watch:

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Magic School Bus

I used to love watching this show when I was young and was thrilled to see it was also on Netflix. The show is full of amazing science information all wrapped up in a show that keeps toddlers entertained — even if some of the subject matter is above their level.

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Wild Kratts

I remember this show from when I was younger. It wasn't one I was super into watching, but my sister really enjoyed it. The Kratt brothers make learning about animals and the environment a really fun experience, and there is never a dull moment.

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Super Why!

This show is one that even I can watch and not feel like I am going to go crazy. It's really adorable, fun, and the best is your toddler will learn while being engaged and entertained.

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The Color Crew

Color recognition was one of the first things my toddlers grasped when they were young, and this show can help your toddlers get there, too. The show is fun for this age to watch, and they're learning along the way without even realizing it.

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LeapFrog

I never paid much attention to the LeapFrog series until one of my older children started struggling with reading. I put on a LeapFrog program from Netflix, and it just clicked with her. I love how they can capture the attention of a toddler and still provide great information.

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Pet Party

There are a few of the Pet Party shows you can watch — from puppies to kittens. The three titles are so in line with what a toddler would love to watch. It's cute and fun, and along the way, your toddler will learn about the different types of dogs, cats, rabbits, and more.

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Sesame Street

You can't have a list like this and not include Sesame Street — the program parents have been turning to since before I was a toddler myself. There are some great titles available that you can put on for your toddler to watch while you cook dinner or just need a little sensory break from them.

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What are your favorite shows or movies on Netflix for kids? Share in the comments!

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7 Educational Shows on Netflix You Won’t Feel Guilty Letting Your Toddler Watch

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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