Must-Watch TV Shows for Tweens
Keep your tween’s scientific curiosity satiated and free time occupied with these most amazing science shows on television.
By Ananya Subramanian
As your child grows into a tween, her curiosity will increase along with the interest to learn. She will begin to find the science lessons in school fascinating and will take the extra effort to complete a science project. As a parent, it is your responsibility to identify her interests and channelise them in the right way. Introducing her to these amazing TV shows on science is the first step towards making your smart tween develop a scientific mind.
1. Gadget Show
Science shows do not just have to be about physics and chemistry. Regarded as a huge branch of scientific development, technology is the latest interest found to be common among many tweens. If you are worried about your pre-teen being constantly hooked onto games and gadgets, you can get him to watch the Gadget Show, so that he can learn about the science behind making the gadgets.
Channel – Discovery Science
Timings – 6 to 6:30 p.m.
2. Brain Games
A documentary science series, Brain Games shows the host interacting with the who’s who of the scientific industry. From cognitive science and neuroscience to psychology, it explores and explains all aspects and components of the human brain. This show is bombarded with useful information that will ignite your tween’s interest in brain-related studies.
Channel – National Geographic
Timings – 8 to 8:30 p.m.
3. Nat Geo Extreme Wild
If zoology is your tween’s forte, then Nat Geo Extreme Wild will be extremely useful for him to learn about wild animals. From predatory and defence tactics to near escapes that will never cease to amaze, this show will transport your tween into the jungle and give him a wonderful learning experience.
Channel – National Geographic
Timings – 7 to 8:00 p.m.
4. Modern Marvels
There is no shortage of television shows for your tween to watch if she is interested in science and technology. Modern Marvels captures the latest developments in the digital world and features detailed information and reviews about them. Adding more and more scientific marvels to her knowledge, this show will never fail to capture your tween’s interest.
Channel – History
Timings – 2 to 3 p.m.
If your child likes biology and history, this is the best show you could make him watch. Prehistoric traces the history of familiar animals to thousands and millions of years ago and discovers intricate details about their origin and lifestyle. A perfect blend of archaeology and science, this show presents historic facts in the most interesting way.
Channel – Animal Planet
Timings – 5:00 a.m.
Fascinating scientific facts that your tween learns through these TV shows will stay in her mind much longer than the information imbibed through lectures and lessons in classrooms. So, whatever your child’s interest in science might be, find appropriate shows for her to watch from the suggested list. And, no matter what, encourage the scientist in the making.
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