21 Best Shows on Netflix for Kids Right Now
As temperatures rise and many camps are canceled, we’re all looking for ways to pass the time indoors. After exhausting the science experiments and online classes, everyone might welcome some downtime. Thankfully, Netflix has a lineup of great shows to keep kids laughing and learning all summer. Here are our 21 favorite shows on Netflix to stream right now, with picks for both little kids and big kids.
For other ideas for keeping kids entertained, including more high-quality kids TV shows and movies to stream during quarantine and beyond, check out Mommy Poppins Stay-at-Home Guide.
Netflix series Llama Llama is based on the beloved children's book series.
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1. Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (2020)
Check out the newly released second season of the series that follows a clever monkey and his Fix-It Force crew.
2. Hello Ninja (2019)
Young kids will enjoy this show based on a popular book by N.D. Wilson. Watch Wesley and Georgie use imagination to solve everyday problems.
3. Dragons: Rescue Riders (2019)
Kids will love following the adventures of Dak, Leyla, and their dragon friends.
4. YooHoo to the Rescue (2019)
The sweet Netflix series stars YooHoo and his can-do crew. The group travel the world to help animals in need.
5. Super Monsters (2019)
My daughter can’t get enough of this Netflix show about preschool kids who transform into lovable monsters.
6. Llama Llama (2018)
Based on the beloved children’s book series, Llama Llama is a heartwarming series about family, friendship, and learning new things.
7. Cleo & Cuquin (2018)
Little ones will love this sweet series that follows siblings as they solve problems and learn to cooperate with one another.
8. Beat Bugs (2018)
Parents will get a kick out of introducing their kids to Beatles songs in this show about five bugs who learn big lessons.
Kids and critters team up to defeat mutant creatures in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
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9. The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)
The highly-anticipated reboot of the classic kids series just landed on Netflix. This modern day adaptation features all your favorite babysitters from Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
10. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020)
In this clever DreamWorks creation, a spunky heroine bands together a team of like-minded humans and critters to defend her world from a band of mutant creatures.
11. Dino Girl Gauko (2019)
This adorable series follows middle-schooler Naoko as she turns into a fierce dinosaur named Gauko.
12. Carmen Sandiego (2019)
Master thief Carmen Sandiego is using her super sleuthing skills for good, while dropping geography and history knowledge, in this fun series.
13. Our Planet (2019)
Netflix is now streaming this stunning eight-part documentary series from the creators of “Planet Earth.” The entire family will enjoy getting an up close look at incredible animals and their natural habitats around the globe.
14. The InBESTigators (2018)
This Australian mockumentary follows a group of fifth graders who launch their own detective agency.
15. Hilda (2018)
Adapted from a series of graphic novels, this beautiful series follows Hilda and her friends as they go on magical adventures.
16. Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017)
A reboot of the beloved original, this brainy Netflix series follows Ms. Frizzle and her zany science-based field trips.
17. The Worst Witch (2017)
Based on the British book series, The Worst Witch follows a group of pre-teens that grapple with their newfound powers.
18. Project Mc² (2015)
We’re huge fans of this STEM-focused show about female secret agents.
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19. The Letter for the King (2020)
An idealistic young knight stands up for the downtrodden and takes on villains in this exciting fantasy series.
A twisty story of family secrets that parents will love as much as their big kids, this hilariously creative show will boost vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
21. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
This fantasy animation series originally from Nickelodeon has been a surprise hit and among the best shows on Netflix in 2020. If the kids haven't caught up on it yet, summer is the time to binge! Watch as a young boy, an "airbender," tries to reunite a world at war.
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