Best Family-Friendly Shows & Movies to Watch on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video & More
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Keeping the kids occupied is getting hard.
We’re sharing the very best kids TV shows and family-friendly movies to watch right now on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and more – because while there are many crafts & activities to keep them going all day long, sometimes we all need a moment to chill out on the couch.
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Here are some of our team’s recommendations:
Trolls World Tour
The Trolls are at it again with this brand new upbeat and music-filled new release!
“My four-year-old daughter is obsessed with everything Trolls so when this came out it was a total must-see!” – Sara
Archibald’s Next Big Thing
Life is full of adventures in Archibald’s world! Kids will love following this happy-go-lucky chicken on all his endeavors.
“Such a cute show! My kids love watching multiple episodes… if I let them. Haha!” – Taylor
With a total of 3 Despicable Me movies now rolling, your kids will stay entertained for a while with these cute and humorous minions.
“My kids love Despicable Me – it doesn’t matter how many times they’ve watched them either, they always enjoy watching them and have lots of laughs.” – Sara
Wet your feet in these educational documentaries where anyone can be fascinated by our Earth’s beauty along with learning a thing or two about wildlife!
“My son is obsessed with sea life so my kids have watched a couple of the ocean documentaries on Netflix and are surprisingly really entertained by them! Chasing Coral on Netflix and Dolphin Reef on Disney+ are also great after you get through Our Planet.” – Taylor
Little Baby Bum
You can stream these educational videos right to your TV! We can almost guarantee your little ones will be sucked right in with the bright colors and catchy songs.
“Honestly, as weird as the show is to watch as an adult, my 21-month-old has learned a ton from it. I can tell him to do ‘head, shoulders, knees, & toes’ he’s got it. He learns his ABCs, he’s counting… it’s pretty incredible for as silly as the show is. We haven’t let him watch TV in a while but he’s very, very cognizant now of those things.” – Kyle
Magic for Humans
This show will be sure to spark some curiosity and wonder with anyone!
“My older boys who are 8 and 9 love watching this show! Even when I watch it with them, I have no idea how he does these tricks. We could easily watch a few episodes at once and it never gets old!” – Sara
Part reality contest, part hot mess – home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize.
LEGO lovers unite! You’ll be awed by all of the incredible creations that come from this show.
Great British Baking Show
Determined to find UK’s best bakers – this competition show has contestants battle it out for the ultimate title all while the hosts have quirky, funny banter.
“I binged a couple of seasons and then my mom got into it too. It’s on Netflix and there are like 8 or 9 seasons so there’s plenty of deliciousness to watch if you’re just getting started. A great family-friendly show.” – Emily
Bella and the Bulldogs
Cheerleader, Bella, has made her dreams come true when she gets the opportunity to try out for the new football quarterback position. Even though everyone makes it hard for her, she still prevails.
Detective, Jake Peralta, and his diverse and lovable colleagues police the NYPD 99th Precinct.
“My 15-year-old loves this show!” – Jennifer
Already a fan of Friends? Then we think your kids will love watching it too and you’ll even get to reminisce on old episodes that are probably long forgotten.
“My soon to be 13-year old really enjoys watching Friends! I don’t mind either since it’s a great throwback show that we can watch together.” – Cass
A timeless classic, you will never go wrong introducing your kiddos to some Scooby-Doo!
An oldie, but a goodie – Full House is what family dreams are made of. Whether you’re rewatching it yourself or introducing your kids to it, it’s one show to be loved by many.
Full House is back and in case you can’t get enough of Full House, now you can binge-watch Fuller House where the shenanigans and real-life will keep going even after the cast is all grown!
“There’s a lot of Full House and Fuller House happening with my 12-year-old daughter. It’s like one big giant loop. Lol!” – Lina
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