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Riley Heruska
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Although it’s often tempting to just turn the TV on and let your little one watch whatever brightly-colored kid show is playing at the time, there’s some comfort in knowing what shows your children are watching. Thankfully, streaming services are making it easier than ever to find quality programs for your kids without having to browse every channel. There are dozens of delightful series making waves out there, but here are a few you might not know about.

Thomas and Friends (ages 2-5)

Okay, so Thomas the Tank Engine isn’t exactly a new addition to children’s television, but this particular series is. There’s a reason the character has been around since the ‘80s: kids love him, and he’s even more enjoyable in this new series with tricky situations and new friends. As always, Thomas’ adventures encourage problem-solving and fun.

Available to stream on: Netflix and Amazon


Justin Time Go! (ages 2-6)

Join Justin and his friends, Squidgy and Olive, as they embark on incredible adventures in imaginary places. Not only is this show adorable, but it's also packed with life lessons like teamwork and friendship.

Available to stream on: Netflix


Puffin Rock (ages 2-6)

This Netflix original is just too cute. The episodes follow Oona and Baba as they adventure around their island home. Lighthearted and beautifully-animated, this show is sure to be a hit for any young one.

Available to stream on: Netflix


The Stinky & Dirty Show (ages 2-7)

This one is for the kid in your life who loves all things construction and transportation. With dump trucks, bulldozers, boats, and all sorts of locomotives, The Stinky Dirty Show teaches kids while entertaining them with fun characters and sticky situations.

Available to stream on: Amazon


Lost in Oz
(5-8)


Join an animated version of Dorothy as she strives to make her way through the land of Oz. She befriends interesting characters along the way and encounters incredible sights in the Emerald City. Original and fun, this is great for kids who have outgrown some of their old favorites.

Available to stream on: Amazon


Annedroids 
(ages 5-11)

The little scientist in your home will get such a kick out of Annedroids. Anne, a little girl who loves experimenting, creates androids in her junkyard laboratory. Together, they learn fun little lessons as they try to create new things and protect the androids from the outside world.

Available to stream on: Amazon


Oscar’s Oasis (ages 3-7)

This show is definitely a weird one. With no dialogue and Looney Toon-esque plots, it certainly isn’t the most educational. However, your kids will be snickering endlessly as Oscar attempts to find water in his barren desert.

Available to stream on: Netflix and Amazon


Just Add Magic
(ages 6-13)

If you grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch, then you can see why little girls would get such a kick out of Just Add Magic. Lighthearted and fun, the show follows three young friends who discover a secret spell book that begins to change their lives.

Available to stream on: Amazon


Gortimer Gibbons: Life On Normal Street
(ages 7-15)

This quirky series follows three tweens as they move from childhood to their “adult” years. Wholesome and entertaining, the show documents their shenanigans as their friendship grows. It’s perfect for older kids, and it doesn’t include any swearing or inappropriate content.

Available to stream on: Amazon


A Series of Unfortunate Events (ages 8-15)

Based on the extremely popular book series, this show is an absolute hoot. Three orphans bounce from guardian to guardian as the evil Count Olaf attempts to steal their fortune and generally disrupt their lives. Although the themes are somewhat morbid at times, the show is by no means meant for adults alone. My little brother is only seven, and he finished the series in a matter of days.

Available to stream on: Netflix

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