Geek Parent

4 Netflix Series Inspiring my Kids’ STEM Side

Over the past few years, Netflix has become a go-to source for children’s entertainment. With so many show options, it can be overwhelming at times as to which shows are the best for kids to watch. In the last year, Netflix has added more content to their service with the addition of more original shows not only for adults but for young viewers as well. Among all Netflix’s new series there are four shows that are not only entertaining my children; they are inspiring their STEM side.

Below are four Netflix Original children’s series you and your geeklings should check out, if you haven’t already. Each of these four shows has one or more characters that are continually demonstrating their inventiveness, creativity, or scientific skills. The characters range in age and are both female and male. The problem solving in each series doesn’t have my kids laughing because the holes they can poke in the characters’ thinking. It more often than not has them questioning if that could really work. A show that gets my children thinking, wanting to try new things, and entertained is a win for me.


Project MC2

Best for kids age 7 and up

Love because: of all the characters’ creative STEM solutions


Voltron: Legendary Defenders

Best for kids age 5 and up.

Love because: of the characters’ technology-based problem solving


Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Best for kids age 9 and up

Love because: the characters’ ingenuity and their scientific and academic approach to problem solving


Dreamworks Trollhunters

Best for kids age 8 and up

Love because: the characters’ ability to look at things from another perspective

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