Do you ever scroll through Netflix looking for something for your children to watch that’s not just complete twaddle or sassy nonsense? I can never seem to find anything! In the spirit of #dosaygiveathome and because I’ve gotten lots of questions about appropriate movie and TV shows for children, I’ve done my research (i.e. polled DoSayGive readers!) and pulled together a list of wholesome t.v. and movie options available on Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, and/or DVD.
If you’ve been reading DoSayGive for a while, you already I don’t let my girls watch some of the sassy children’s shows on Netflix (they were picking up some of the disrespectful behaviors!) I had so many of y’all ask me to share some good options for family shows and movies sans the sassiness. Honestly, I didn’t have a great list so I asked my Instagram followers. I haven’t watched all of these listed so definitely screen before watching with your children. Common Sense Media. And check sites like this for age range recommendations.
Most of the options listed are available on DVD, Amazon download, or a quick Youtube search. I also noted in parentheses if they are available on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video (free if you are an Amazon Prime member).
Dennis the Menace (love the one with Walter Matthau)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Amazon Prime Video)
Madeline (several versions on Amazon Prime including one with Shirley Temple)
Classic T.V. Series
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (on Amazon Prime Video)
The Andy Griffith Show (on Netflix)
Reading Rainbow (on Amazon Prime Video)
(please share more sports inspiration titles you love and I’ll add!)
Jesus Storybook Bible (DVDs) – If you love this Bible you will prob like the animated DVDs!
The Great British Baking Show (BBC, on Netflix )
Planet Earth (Amazon)
Mighty Machines (DVD) – videos of trucks and dump trucks
Scholastic DVDs (library)
Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear (Buy seasons on Amazon)
Looney Toons (Amazon Prime Video)
Creative Galaxy (Amazon Prime Video) – About making art projects
Angelina Ballerina (Amazon Prime Video)
Speed Racer series from 1960s (Amazon download)
Veggie Tales (Netflix)
Super Wings (Netflix) – Planes that go around the world helping children when they did it. No bad guys and exposure to different culture.
The Snowy Day (Amazon Prime Video)
Clifford’s Puppy Days (Amazon Prime Video)
Disney Short Films (Netflix)
The Gruffalo (Amazon Prime Video)
Tip: the ones that are available on Amazon Prime Video won’t necessarily show up automatically as you are scrolling through the Children’s menu on whatever device you use to stream Amazon Prime. So while you are logged into your Prime account on your computer or phone search for the title you want and then click “add to watchlist.” When I did that the shows I selected popped up on our t.v. (we use Roku to stream Amazon Prime and Netflix.) Hope that makes sense! Basically there is more on Amazon Prime that what they show is available!
Do you have any good t.v. shows or movies that would be a great addition to this list? Share below! Also, don’t miss my post on favorite quality audiobooks for children.
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