Now more than ever, screen time is our friend when it comes to keeping kids busy during the coronavirus outbreak, especially if you're trying to work from home while they're out of school (keyword work). Although this is a serious situation and the proper precautions should be taken to keep safe and healthy, for many of us, it means simply being homebound for a bit. And while we should do our best to make this time stuck at home valuable for our kids — especially toddlers and preschoolers who operate less independently than older kids — throwing on an episode of a show or a feel-good movie here and there will definitely be necessary.
However, not all kids' series are created equal, and it's certainly OK to want to feel better about an overabundance of screen time with shows that have some educational value. Even if you're not a huge screen time parent, keep reading for the educational shows your kids can watch during this break from school. Even if they're not in the classroom, they'll be learning something through these series, whether it's science concepts, problem-solving skills, or manners.