With the growing amount of content available all over the internet, it can get a little tough to find suitable programmes that you can watch with your little ones, especially when you’re unable to sift through the list given your already hectic schedule. To help you out, here are eight child-friendly and educational Netflix series you can watch together as a family.
#1 Julie’s Greenroom
If you find the puppets reminding you of your Sesame Street childhood, that’s because this is also an original kids’ series created by The Jim Henson Company. Helmed by the esteemed Dame Julie Andrews, Julie’s Greenroom is aimed at helping your child cultivate an interest and appreciation for the performing arts. As such, each episode features a guest star (such as Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, and more), who engages the puppets in different aspects of performing and mounting a show.
Stream Julie’s Greenroom on Netflix.
#2 The Magic School Bus Rides Again
Based on the book series of the same name, the popular ‘90s children’s television series is back! Serving as a sequel to the original, The Magic School Bus Rides Again sees the original Miss Frizzle pass on the keys of the Magic School Bus to her younger sister, who continues to embark on educational adventures with her class. Together with Miss Frizzle, your child will encounter the wonders of science which will benefit his or her learning growth in school.
Stream The Magic School Bus Rides Again on Netflix.
#3 The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Now with four seasons, be entertained by the world’s greatest feline fighter, Puss in Boots, as he fights to protect the previously hidden village of San Lorenzo after he unintentionally broke the spell that revealed its identity to the outside world. Uh-oh!
Stream The Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix.
#4 Boss Baby: Back in Business
As a follow-up to the 2017 animated film The Boss Baby, the series follows Boss Baby and his older brother Tim as they navigate the world of Baby Corp while dealing with a new cute threat that might or might not involve battling against cats.
Stream Boss Baby: Back in Business on Netflix.
#5 Carmen Sandiego
First made popular in the ‘80s as a video game and then turned into children’s television show in the ‘90s, Carmen Sandiego is back to enthral a new generation of audience by traversing the globe as a modern-day Robin Hood who gets mistaken as a master criminal. Join her on escapades that might just answer that age-old question—where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Stream Carmen Sandiego on Netflix.
#6 The Worst Witch
Based on the children’s book series of the same name, The Worst Witch follows clumsy Mildred Hubble, who gets her ordinary life turned into a magical one when a young witch who crashes into her balcony introduces her to a school for young witches. Follow Mildred on her journey to becoming a full-fledged witch as she eventually begins her study at Miss Cackle’s Academy despite her spells always ending in a bit of chaos.
Stream The Worst Witch on Netflix.
#7 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Created by acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia follows a teenage boy who finds a mysterious amulet, leading him to stumble across a secret realm inhabited by trolls and other magical creatures. Soon, he finds himself and his friends charged with a big responsibility of protecting their world from dangerous monsters that lurk in the shadows of their small suburban town.
Stream Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia on Netflix.
#8 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Adapted from the popular children’s book series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, this live-action series of the same name follows the three Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, as they are shuffled between various foster homes after the deaths of their parents and the destruction of their home. Join the children on their misadventures as they uncover secret connections their parents have been hiding while dodging the pursuits of an actor, Count Olaf, who is after the Baudelaire fortune.
Stream A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.
Bonus: New Releases
Inspired by the music of Motown, this animated series follows Ben, an eight year old with a big heart, an amazing imagination and a magic paintbrush, which he uses to bring the street art decorating his home city, Motown, to life. Featuring the classic Motown hits covered by all-star artists such as Ne-Yo and Calum Scott, it’s perfect for the whole family!
Stream Motown Magic on Netflix.
3Below: Tales of Arcadia
If you’ve enjoyed Trollhunters, you might just enjoy this all-new series created by Guillermo del Toro, as an expansion of the Trollhunters universe. Follow two royal teen aliens, Aja and Krel, as they embark on adventures while struggling to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.
Stream 3Below: Tales of Arcadia on Netflix.