7 top educational kids’ shows to stream nowBrowse more series
Stuck at home with the kids more than you’d like? Make the most of their screen time with these shows from Da Vinci that will teach them something.
Da Vinci Media is packing a punch on Showmax thanks to its horde of shows that you can stream right now. Between live-action and animated series, there’s enough edutainment content on the platform to educate your little ones for the rest of 2021 (if the powers that be choose to impose lockdown that long…). Here’s a taste of kiddie-friendly Da Vinci viewing that’s available on Showmax…
Everyone loves a science experiment and geeky pro Eric Leclerc is getting hands-on with mini explosions, chemical reactions, maths, biology and more. The best part of this series? You can do the experiments with your little ones – there are 45 episodes so far – and they’re safe!
You can also watch Science Max, which has the same mixture of fun experiments and learning.
Want to learn all about things from science to what literally makes the world go round? This show is hosted by kids with enquiring minds and they’re scouring the planet for answers to their questions, like “what is wind?” At 13 minutes, they’re the perfect length for little and large.
Gordon Ramsay is kitchen’s Mr Mean but his daughter is sweeter than a cinnabon in this reality cooking show with a difference: the youngster is behind the stove and she’s teaching viewers how to prepare tasty, quick meals without having spent years in the kitchen. All 4 seasons are available right now, with 15-minute episodes.
This 2-episode doccie series reveals just how ingrained the National Aeronautics & Space Administration is in our lives. Sure, they send people into space in rocket ships, but their technology has led to the development of everything from pens that write under water and upside down, to food packaging and dating apps. Don’t believe us? Stream and be amazed…
The episodes are 13 minutes and there are 2 seasons waiting for you as little Siesta drifts off to SleepLand and has the most amazing dreams. Being the intelligent girl she is, Siesta’s dreams are filled with everything from ancient mythology, to her favourite authors and their literary adventures.
12 8-minute episodes that’ll teach you more about a different country than you’d learn watching the news. The animated series features a new human and their pet pooch in each episode and explores a new country in each episode, highlighting everything from historical events, to current affairs and local legends and myths.
Danielle Dufault is giving your kids a lesson in ecology, the animal world and art – she’s illustrating each episode that is a mix of live-action and animation as she teaches you all about specific animals, like the sea otter or owl. At just 5 minutes per episode, even the littlest person will be spellbound by the magic onscreen long enough to let you brew a new pot of tea.