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Finding educational kids shows on Netflix should be easy, right? WRONG! There’s a ton of content out there, and sometimes it’s easier to get stuck browsing through the same titles instead of choosing something to watch. Have you tried finding an educational show or educational app that’ll spark creativity and keep their engagement? Something fresh, new, and exciting? It seems impossible, seeing as how the site is designed to show you what it thinks you want to watch based on an algorithm comprised of your viewing history. And while these algorithms generally work in your favor, you may be missing out on a ton of ‘hidden’ movies and TV shows!
But don’t worry-we’ve got your keys to the Netflix vault. Introducing: Secret Netflix Codes! It’s like the not-so-secret Starbucks menu, but for Netflix. These codes reveal all the content you didn’t know you wanted to binge! They categorize all educational kids shows on Netflix’s content into very specific groups instead of broad categories. Best of all, they’re easy to use! Use them to help you unlock all the educational binge worthy movies and TV shows for the kids and you!
How to Access and Use Netflix Codes
Using the hidden Netflix codes is easy. First and foremost, make sure you’re logged into Netflix with your credentials. Then, simply copy and paste this URL http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/NUMBERCODE into your browser and replace the word “NUMBERCODE” with the actual numerical code that pertains to your desired category. Press enter and voila! You’ll be discovering new content in a matter of seconds. Once you’re there, browse for your child’s (or your) new favorite show or movie.
The only downside to these secret codes is that they are only accessible through a web browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.). This means you can only access the categories through a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. If a TV application (from a Smart TV or using an Amazon Firestick, an Apple TV, or a Roku) is your platform of choice, you’ll have to use a browser to search and manually enter your desired program’s title in the search tool on your TV’s Netflix application. You may find that using these codes is easier than setting parental controls.
Netflix Codes For Kids Movies and Shows
Here are all the up to date Netflix Secret Codes relating to kids programming:
- Children & Family Movies (783)
- Movies for ages 0 to 2 (6796)
- Movies for ages 2 to 4 (6218)
- Movies for ages 5 to 7 (5455)
- Movies for ages 8 to 10 (561)
- Movies for ages 11 to 12 (6962)
- Education for Kids (10659)
- Kids Faith & Spirituality (751423)
- Visually-striking Imaginative Children & Family Movies (2480)
- Disney (67673)
- Movies based on children’s books (10056)
- Family Features (51056)
- TV Cartoons (11177)
- Kids’ TV (27346)
- Kids Music (52843)
- Animal Tales (5507)
Feel free to print this list and keep it on hand for a rainy day or click each category to take you directly into Netflix. Want more of this Secret Menu? Maybe a list to satisfy all the Netflix binge-worthy cravings you didn’t know you had. Check out What’s On Netflix for a full list of over 3,000 of Netflix’s secret codes!
Educational Kids Shows on Netflix
It may have taken a little digging around to find educational kids shows on Netflix, but we’ve managed to discover new, fresh, and engaging shows to entertain your kiddos while helping their knowledge grow and flourish! Here are our top choices for Netflix’s educational kid’s shows:
These are purely suggestions that we think ROCK! Please use your personal judgement when allowing your children to watch TV shows. We suggest previewing them beforehand to help with your decision.
Ages 0 to 2
Little Baby Bum
Little Baby Bum is an animated series using repetitive song and dance to engage infants and toddlers while singing the nursery rhymes we all know.
Educational Focus: songs, counting, letters, shapes, animals
Mother Goose Club
Mother Goose Club is a fresh and energizing show engaging toddlers with their twist on classic nursery rhymes. Educational Focus: songs, rhyming, literature, early language
Pocoyo is an imaginative and colorful show about the title character and his friends discovering life’s adventures and wonders along the way.
Educational Focus: imaginative, social behaviors, problem solving, cooperative play
Ages 3 to 4
Ask the Story Bots
Ask the Story Bots is an educational series that follows the Story Bots as they discover the answers to a “big question”. The magazine format show includes repetition, song, videos, field trips, and a special guest in every episode. Educational Focus: literacy, math, science, geography
Octonauts is an action-packed animated series takes its viewers on an educational adventure under the sea.
Educational Focus: science, marine life
Word Party, from the Jim Henson Company, this interactive, animated series follows four diaper-wearing babies looking for answers for all their problems, from the “big kids” in the audience. Educational Focus: ABCs, vocabulary, pre-reading skills
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That is based on The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book series, Dr. Seuss’ iconic character takes viewers on adventures exploring the natural world. Educational Focus: natural science
Ages 5 to 7
Super Why! is an animated educational series takes viewers inside story books, while teaching lessons in friendship and teamwork with a literary focus. Educational Focus: early literacy, spelling, vocabulary, letter identification, social skills
Super Genius is magazine-style show teaching viewers about a broad range of interesting and age appropriate topics. Educational Focus: science, travel, cooking, nature, astronomy, technology
Creators is a mix of live action and digital animation, this show is sure to entice viewers to help the characters solve problems with creativity. Educational Focus: science, creativity
Ages 8 to 10
Brainchild is a Science-inspired educational show with a broad variety of topics that’s presented in a way that is engaging for children and adults. Educational Focus: science
The Magic School Bus Rides Again
The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a new spin on the classic show, filled with brand new adventures and out-of-this-world field trips! Educational Focus: science
The Who Was? Show
The Who Was? Show is based on the series of best-selling books, this sketch comedy shows brings the historical characters to life. Educational Focus: history
Ages 11 to 12+
BBC Earth Series: Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life
BBC Earth Series: Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life is a stunning documentary series’ that bring the wonders of our world right to your TV. Educational Focus: science, geography, biology, nature, oceanography, animals
Bill Nye Saves the World
In Bill Nye Saves the World, Bill Nye returns with all his antics in this talk show style TV show aimed at discussing scientific topics for an older age group in today’s day-in-age. Educational Focus: science
Brain Games: An interactive TV show exploring how our brains process information. Educational Focus: science & nature
Now it’s time to grab the remote, your kiddos, some healthy snacks, and a comfy place on the couch! It’s time for some Netflix and Chil[dren]! Happy Streaming!
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