Best Netflix Shows For Kids
Do you have a Netflix India subscription? If so, your kids are guaranteed a fun and an educative way to banish boredom. Plus, these Netflix kids shows are family-friendly as well. Happy watching.
By V Saravana Kumar
The arrival of Netflix, a video streaming service, in India has revolutionised our TV viewing habits. With a wide range of interesting programmes for every age group, Netflix India is poised to be the one-stop destination for viewers. And, during school vacations when kids have plenty of time to spare, Netflix can save them from boredom. Simply scroll down to choose your pick of the best Netflix kids shows in India that are educational and extremely entertaining to watch.
TV shows for preschoolers
Ask the Storybots: This is an educational and entertaining animated series that your preschooler will love a lot. It features cute little creatures called Storybots. These creatures answer curious questions of children, such as “Why is the sky blue?” or “Where does rain come from?” The characters appear in various interesting formats such as 2D, 3D and clay animation, as puppets, and in live action. The beautifully animated visuals and interesting topics covered by the programme can help your child learn simple concepts in a fun way, and also teach you a thing or two. Therefore, it’s definitely a great programme to watch with your ever-curious tiny tot.
Care Bears and Cousins: Featuring a loveable gang of cute care bears — Grumpy, Cheer, Wonder, Share, Tender, Harmony, and Funshine, and their cousins Brave Heart Lion, Bright Heart Raccoon, Cozy Heart Penguin, and Lotsa Heart Elephant, this series is a wonderful adventure of friendship and togetherness. Each character has a unique belly badge that symbolises a particular personality a child can relate to. The simple emotions and sincere messages about caring and sharing will help your preschooler learn these good traits while having fun.
Best tv shows for 5 to 10 year olds
A Little Help With Carol Burnett: This one-of-a-kind series hosted by the legendary comedian Carol Burnett. The show has 5 to 9-year-old children offering solutions to issues brought up by adults, including celebrities. This family-friendly series provides great entertainment as well as a wonderful insight on how children come up with easy and logical solutions to even the toughest problems of adults. Watching this programme can help your child learn how to deal with different situations in life with lots of laughs.
One Strange Rock: This wonderful science documentary series is about the strange rock that we all call our home, the Earth. Presented by Hollywood star Will Smith, this show has splendid eye-catching visuals that explain the various natural phenomena on Earth. The programme shares the unique perspectives of eight former astronauts who lived in the International Space Station, and scientists from across the globe. This show offers your child a great opportunity to learn how the Earth was formed and how it remains alive and thriving amidst the otherwise harsh galactic conditions. It’s a great way to kindle your child’s love for science.
Good tv shows on Netflix for 9 to 12 years old
Nova: If you are looking for a great learning tool for your preteen, this show, which started way back in 1974, fits the bill perfectly. Winner of multiple awards, including the Emmy, Peabody and Westinghouse Science Journalism Honours, Nova presents mindboggling documentaries on various topics that enthuse a learning mind. From ‘Lizard kings’ to ‘Dogs decoded’, and from ‘Iceman reborn’ to ‘Rise of the robots,’ the intriguing titles are sure to engage your child. By presenting complex scientific concepts in an easy-to-understand format, this series encourages your child to develop a scientific temper, and hence, is a must watch.
Zion: This inspirational documentary of a high school wrestler Zion Clark, who was born without legs, could teach your preteen one of the most powerful motivating lessons in life. Tormented by an abusive childhood, Zion was introduced to wrestling by his coach Gil Donahue. Over the years, he has won numerous laurels through sheer grit, determination and resilience. The way Zion overcomes his demotivating disability and troubled past, to take life’s challenges head on will give your child the much-needed self-confidence to pursue and achieve her dreams. It’s a show that will infuse positivity in your child!
Series for Netflix for tweens
Gilmore Girls: Focusing on the relationship between a single mom, Lorelai, and her teen daughter, Rory, Gilmore Girls engages your teenager with its beautiful mix of drama and comedy. The mother and daughter are more like friends. Together, they go through a plethora of emotional events involving family, friendship and romance. Your teen will derive great deal of inspiration from Rory, who handles various life situations with effortless ease and positivity. So, if you are looking for a way to talk to your teen about anything from family dynamics to relationship issues, Gilmore Girls is the show to watch. A definite ice-breaker, for sure.
The Story Of Us With Morgan Freeman: This documentary series hosted by Morgan Freeman explores some fundamental principles that define human life, through episodes such as ‘The march of freedom’ and ‘The power of love.’ The show takes a close look at the culture and individual life experiences of people from around the world. It includes individuals from different sections of the society — from common man to celebrities. Your teen will get an opportunity to learn a lot from their experiences, including qualities like resilience, kindness, friendship and strength, and why these are still relevant in today’s complex society. There can’t be a better TV show than this one to teach your child the value of humanity.
Although summer vacations are all about playing outdoors, your child also needs to spend some time in your company, away from the sun. And, with Netflix providing you the opportunity to choose what you wish to watch, can there be a better opportunity to bond together over some meaningful TV shows?
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Written by Jasmine Kaur on 31 May 2019.
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