When you’ve got a sick kid at home, prepping yourself with an arsenal of easy activities is as important as disinfecting everything she may have touched in the last 48 hours. To help you out, we’ve got a list of quality entertainment perfect for an afternoon or two of couch crashing. Flip through the slideshow below to see our top picks for your favorite little people to watch while they’re on the mend.

OddTube (YouTube)

Maybe your kiddo loves the Odd Squad on PBS, or maybe he’s never seen it. Either way, OddTube, the new YouTube spin-off is a perfect supplement, especially on a sick day. Each short episode (about three minutes each) stars Olympia, one of the younger team members, and is filled with fun STEM-based science, questions from actual viewers, and other “odds” and ends. 12 episodes are currently available for viewing, there’s a new episode every Thursday, and there are related games on the PBS website, so there’s plenty of opportunities for your couch-bound babe to bounce from Olympia’s desk to the creature room, hear Coach O offer Life Tips, listen to an interview with Olive and more!

Ages: 6 & up.

Online: youtube.com


What’s in your kiddo’s queue when under the weather? Share with us in a Comment below! 

—Gabby Cullen with Melissa Heckscher