Our Favourite TV Shows For Kids On Netflix (2020)

Netflix isn’t only for adults, but also for kids. There are tonnes of animated shows on Netflix that are family-friendly. What’s more, Netflix allows its users to create a kids’ profile on one’s account.

The kids’ profile carries a curated selection of kid-friendly titles that Netflix deems safe and compelling for kids. Netflix also allows you to restrict access to inappropriate shows. You can do so by adjusting its setting through Parental Controls.

There are many, good educational shows on Netflix. Below are our favourite age-appropriate TV shows for kids that teach good things. All TV shows made for kids teach good things. These are just what we like the most. Feel free to share yours in the comment below.

Ask The Story Bots

Story Bots begins by answering kids’ biggest questions; like “how do computers work?” and “why can’t I eat dessert all the time?”. Called the “best kids’ show on Netflix” by WIRED. Story Bots chronicles the story of how these funny Story bots characters discover the answer to a “big question.” Topics include outer space, dinosaurs, shapes, emotions, colours and more.

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

The show inspires kids to learn about the wonders of science. The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a Canadian-American animated children’s television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It also serves as a continuation of the 1994–97 PBS Kids series The Magic School Bus, with Lily Tomlin reprising her role as Ms. Frizzle.

Appropriate Audience: Age 5+

Julie’s Greenroom

Brought to you by The Jim Henson Company, Julie’s Greenroom teaches kids the magic of the performing arts under the mentorship and teaching of theatre legend Julie Andrews. Together, Ms. Julie and her assistant Gus team up with some very special guests to help the Greenies learn about the creative workings of each different performing art.

Appropriate Audience: Age 4+


Brainchild makes science fun, cool, and accessible to everyone!  Each episode tackles a topic that’s important to kids (and adults!) with comedy, experiments, and interactive games. For teachers and parents, head over to their website and download free classroom curriculum and student handouts.

Appropriate Audience: Age 7+

Care Bears & Cousins

This show teaches kids empathy, kindness, and friendship; all in wonderful and colourful 3D CGI animated. The Care Bears and Cousins discover that best friends are forever in these sweet and smile-raising adventures. Whether they’re trying to help Brave Heart have the awesomest day ever, caring for an injured Grumpy, or learning valuable lessons about jealousy and the importance of keeping promises, the Care Bears and Cousins fill every moment with caring, sharing fun!

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

Justin Time GO!

Justin Time GO! teaches gentle science and nature lessons,” says Common Sense. Justin Time GO! is a character-driven animated series for three to six year olds based on an original concept by Brandon Scott. The series chronicles the adventures of Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy as they set off on fantastical adventures in time, told from every corner of the world!

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

Splash and Bubbles

The show introduces kids to marine science. Splash, Bubbles and their best friends Dunk and Ripple go on epic adventures, discovering marine biology and oceanography as they meet all kinds of “citizens of the sea.” With lots of play, comedy and music, these Reeftown Rangers explore the one big ocean we all share.

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

Word Party

Cute, fun preschool series puts kids in vocab-teaching role,” says Common Sense. Kip, Bailey, Lulu and Frannie are adorable baby animal friends who invite the “big kid” preschool audience to care for them as they sing, dance and play their way through their daily routines, learning new and exciting words along the way.

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

Peppa Pig

I love Peppa Pig. I love their English. Their pronunciation is super clear that my son is able to mimic what they are saying verbatim. It came as no surprise when my son’s first few words of English were from Peppa Pig.

Appropriate Audience: Age 3+

Wild Kratts

The show teaches kids all about animals. Wild Kratts follows the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment.

Appropriate Audience: Age 6+

Ollie and Moon

“Ollie & Moon” is a celebration of friendship, serendipity and play. Created by Diane Kredensor and published by Random House Children’s Books, this best-selling book series takes preschoolers around the world on a journey where the unexpected always takes these two friends by surprise, giving them an opportunity to become global citizens while they have the time of their lives.

Appropriate Audience: Age 4+

Hogie The Globehopper

Produced by Malaysians, Hogie the Globehopper is a fun TV series that explores the world around us through adventure and comedy. Each episode brings Hogie to a new destination where he always makes a new friend.

Appropriate Audience: Age 5+

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