I always love to find new ways to teach my children about Canada, the country that we live in. There is all kinds of history that I would like them to learn (history that admittedly, I need to brush up on!), there are many famous Canadian people, a ton of beautiful hidden gems in Canadian geography AND there is some great Canadian television content!
All of the shows below were either filmed in Canada, take place in Canada, or were created here.
Let’s celebrate Canadian Content on Netflix together!
“Big Kid” Canadian Content Netflix Shows
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Black Hole High
Alpha and Omega
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
“Little Kid” Canadian Content Netflix Shows
The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Monster Math Squad
Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Two of our favourite shows from the lists above are Caillou and Super Why!
I have to say that Caillou was a favourite tv show in our house for a VERY long time! My son, especially adored watching Caillou. I remember a time when we would come home from taking his older sister to the bus stop and the first thing that he would ask to do would be to watch a Caillou show. It made me a wee bit sad when he stopped asking, because it meant that he was growing up.
Super Why! is one of my absolute favourite tv shows for young children due to its catchy educational content. The characters in this show are so creatively put together and I never had an issue when my kids asked if they could watch an episode of Super Why!
I giggled when I saw Goosebumps on the list because just last week, both of my kids got their favourite stuffies, their pillows and extra blankets and snuggled up on the couch together, something they rarely do. They decided they were going to be brave and try this show. Within 5 minutes, the tv was off and they decided to play together instead (another rarity!) because they were too spooked. My kids are EXTREMELY sensitive to “scary” content so the outcome of their attempt did not surprise me. I’m hoping that one day soon, they will give it another try!