~Educational TV Day For My Kids~

Jacksonville, Florida
January 29, 2016 10:17am CST
Today is educational only TV day for my children. No matter what they watch it has to be something they can learn from. First they were watching Magic school bus and now their watching Wild Kratts both very educational. Earlier they watched a documentary for kids about the underground railroad and Harriet Tubman on Youtube. Friday's will be educational TV day even when we move into our new house too. Of course their school work comes first which they already did this morning. For not feeling good I think I am doing okay with their Home School day.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jan 16
We have had a few of those over the years....
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@platespinner Today with me not feeling well it seemed like the perfect alternative. And there are some great ones they learn from on Netflix. =)
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies Educational stuff was my justification for Netflix from the get go .
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
As long as the kids are learning something interesting, it's a good day for them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@marlins Yeah they have been learning a lot today so far. =)
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
That is a really great idea to have an educational TV day. I babysit a school aged boy during the summer and this sounds like a great idea for him as he likes to sit around and watch TV and I don't like that. I should pick a day during the week and do this with him. Thanks for the idea!! Have fun
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@T_gray Oh good, your welcome! The kids love it and yet they are still learning which is awesome. =) There is so much on TV that they can learn from (even when they don't realize their learning). Lol.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies That is very true. I have noticed that from some of the shows today. And I have cable and Netflix. So he should have plenty to pick form
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@T_gray Yeah we are using Netflix for it and they have been watching shows like Magic school bus, Wild Kratts, Curious George, etc. There are lots of them on there.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I have strep throat this week. We've been watching a lot more tv than usual. Haha. He does his workbook pages, reads to me, and then watches educational tv to finish off his day. Right now he's watching popular mechanics for kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jan 16
@carlaabt I am sick this week too which is why I am trying to relax and we have been doing the same kind of low key things. =( I hope we both feel better!
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
30 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies I hope we both feel better soon, too! Sometimes these are the best days to have. We've had a crazy year this school year anyway though. So there was no way I was giving him any extra days off this month. Ha.
@jstory07 (66957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jan 16
You are doing good teaching them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@jstory07 Thank you. =)
@UncleJoe (9936)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Jan 16
TV can be educational. Apparently a lot of local folks learned to drive by watching the Dukes of Hazard.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@Unclejoe Yes it can be. They learn a lot from these two shows especially. Lol that wouldn't surprise me if they learned to drive from that movie.
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@snowy22315 (47074)
• United States
29 Jan 16
Regardless of what people say, kids can learn alot from TV.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@snowy22315 Yes they learn a lot from TV, it can be a great thing or a bad thing depending on what their allowed to watch.
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@Corbin5 (106054)
• United States
4 Feb 16
So valuable for your kids to watch educational TV shows. Would be cool to jot down a few questions you could ask to check their comprehension. A little quiz perhaps. You probably already do that, and you have set up a great learning experience for them. Hope you feel better soon!
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Jan 16
Hope this baby, Julian, comes soon so you will feel better. And get the new house all set up and homey. That will be nice huh?
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Jan 16
That's a really great idea, more parents should do that. I was sick yesterday and wasn't here. I hope you feel better.