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Tired of letting your little ones watch whatever comes on Disney Channel or Cartoon Network? Here are some new shows streaming on Netflix that are fun and well-made, so you can feel good about letting them veg out in front of the TV for a little while. 

Trolls: The Beat Goes On 

DreamWorks Animation is back with more music, romance, and comedy in this latest installment of the Trolls story. Poppy, Branch, and the other residents of Troll Village are embarking on a whole bunch of new adventures in this recently-released series. Recommended for viewers ages four to seven. 

Power Rangers Ninja Steel 

You might have seen the Power Rangers before, but you (and your kids) have never seen them like this. Watch a new generation battle evil forces with their superhuman powers and brightly-colored suits. Recommended for kids between the ages of five and ten. 

Llama Llama 

You've read the adorable books with your children. Now, watch the brand new animated series on your favorite streaming service. Llama Llama is learning about friendship, family, and new experiences in this heartwarming show. It's perfect for your little learners under the age of five. 

Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout 

Based on the toy superheroes, the Flex Fighters are determined to battle the rising crime in Charter City. Join Jake, Ricardo, and Nathan as they combat chaos and use their awesome powers for good. Kids ages five to ten will probably get a kick out of this series. 

Spirit Riding Free 

If your children loved Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), then they'll likely enjoy this new adaptation of the horse's story. Follow a young girl who forms a tight bond with Spirit and has plenty of Western adventures with her best friends. Created for children ages three to ten, this spunky series is a real crowd pleaser.  

The Long, Long Holiday 

This cute animated series tells the story of three young siblings who are forced to learn about country life during the Nazi occupation of their home. Although the show takes place during World War II, it's still very kid-friendly and great for viewers ages eight to twelve. 

A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Lemony Snicket's novels enraptured a generation of young readers. This year, you can watch books one through nine be brought to life via Netflix's popular adaptation of the series. The show is just morbid enough to appeal to adults and kids alike, but still funny and lighthearted at times. Recommended for viewers ages eight and up.  

Dinotrux Supercharged 

If you have a little boy between the ages of three and seven, chances are, the words "dinosaur" and "truck" are two of his favorites. Put on an episode of Dinotrux Supercharged, which is even more impressive than the original Dinotrux since the characters have new powers, challenges, and friends. 

The Magic School Bus Rides Again 

So many of us grew up with Ms. Frizzle and her crazy antics. Now, children can take a spin with the famous teacher's little sister, Fiona. Join her class for plenty of educational fun and wild adventures. It's a great choice for children between the ages of three and seven. 

Spy Kids: Mission Critical 

The Spy Kids are back, but this time, they're animated. Watch as junior spies Juni and Carmen Cortez defeat evil villains and learn to do what grown-ups can't. If you loved the original Spy Kids movies, then you'll definitely enjoy watching this adaptation with your children between the ages of five and ten. 

What shows do your children love to watch on Netflix? Leave recommendations in the comments! 

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