There are hundreds of kids Netflix shows out there, but finding shows that are going to be engaging for your kids and suitable for their age can be a challenge.
We’ve put this guide together to help you cut through the noise and easily find the best Netflix TV shows for your kids to both keep them entertained and help them learn.
Our recommendations include cartoons, documentaries, stop-motion series, and more.
There’s something for every child here, whatever their age.
We’ve ordered the list by the age range they’re suitable for, starting at 2+, going all the way to 7+. Don’t worry, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of these too!
Read on to see the shows.
10 Netflix TV Shows Your Kids Will Love
Modern take on the Teletubbies, easy to watch, but won’t teach your kids much
Another series aimed at young toddlers, Buddi can be thought of as a modern version of the Teletubbies.
This kids show follows five friends as they explore their home, interact with each other, and play with objects they find.
The characters don’t speak, but they display emotion through expressions, sounds, and thought bubbles that appear above their heads.
The episodes are short at only 12 minutes each.
Age range: 2+
Follow Cory and his community as they live their daily lives
Go! Go! Cory Carson is a series following Cory, an animated toy car, as they go about their life in their community.
Cory is energentic, kind, and always finding new ways to learn from his experiences.
The episodes are only 7 minutes long, so it’s a great show for when you have some quick household chores or to put on before your child goes to bed.
Each episode is a short story that contains good role models and has a positive message.
Age range: 2+
Stop motion comedy that follows Shaun the Sheep’s antics around the farm
If you and your kids watched Shaun The Sheep in the Farmageddon movie earlier this year, they’ll love this show too.
The stop-motion series follows Shaun the Sheep around the farm as he faces problems, comes up with new ideas, and interacts with other animals on the farm.
It’s suitable for kids of any age, and most parents will probably enjoy it too.
Age range: 3+
Simple animated series looking at Pocoyo and his animal friends as he learns about the world
Pocoyo is ideal for toddlers, as it’s aimed at kids three years old and above.
It follows Pocoyo, a curious 4-year-old boy and his group of animal friends on their adventures, as they all discover how the world works.
Pocoyo is ideal for younger children as they’ll be able to watch and learn as Pocoyo makes new discoveries about life, habits, and problem-solving.
The episodes are all under 30 minutes long, so it’s a perfect show to put on while you prepare dinner or get some much-needed housework done.
Age range: 3+
Follow these child superheroes as they fight crime by night
PJ Masks follows three 6-year-old friends who are regular children by day but turn into superheroes at night.
Your kids will follow Gekko, Catboy, and Owlette as they teach us about friendship, doing the right thing, and teamwork.
It’s aimed at children 4 years old and up, so you don’t have to worry about them seeing violent fights, adverse outcomes, or hearing any bad language.
Age range: 4+
Light-hearted and inspiring series based on Dr. Seuss’ classic book
Dr. Seuss’ classic book comes alive in this animated series.
Your kids will be able to follow the characters, “Sam I Am” and “Guy Am I”, as they explore the world, find ways around their problems, and learn life lessons.
As you would expect from a series based on a Dr. Seuss book, there’s humor throughout and a fun but eloquent narration.
We’re pretty sure that you’ll enjoy this as much as your kids will, and it’s suitable for anyone aged four and up.
Age range: 4+
Beautiful docuseries about animals, natural wonders, and issues facing the natural world like climate change
If your kids already love animals, or you want to build an appreciation for the natural world in them, Our Planet is a must-watch.
It’s educational but doesn’t feel like a chore to watch, as David Attenborough narrates it.
Your kids will learn about the diverse species in the world, how they survive harsh climates, and find food.
Some moments may be slightly unpleasant for children, as you see animals hunting their prey. However, events are never presented in a way designed to make them so. It’s an honest, factual look at the natural world.
If you want your kids to learn about the beauty and harshness of nature, Our Planet is for you.
Age range: 5+
Follow the Trolls and Bergens as they learn to co-exist
This series follows on from the popular Dreamworks movies, and if your kids loved those, they’ll enjoy this show too.
The Beat Goes On takes the characters from the movies and bases each short episode around their daily life as the Trolls and the Bergens get to know each other.
There are adventures, jokes, and positive messages scattered throughout each episode.
There are currently eight seasons on Netflix, so there’s plenty to watch if your kids haven’t started already.
Age range: 6+
Light-hearted show that teaches children about historically significant figures
The Who Was? Show is an introduction into well-known and influential historical figures, but with a twist.
It’s funny, informative, and will help your kids learn history without them wanting to change the show five minutes in.
They’ll learn about Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, King Tutankhamun, Galileo, and many more.
Some reviewers online say that the content is too diluted, but remember, it’s a show designed to help create an interest in history, and shouldn’t be the only learning resource your kids refer to when learning about world history.
Age range: 7+
A globe-trotting thief uses her skills for good
In this series aimed at kids seven years and up, Carmen Sandiego is a Robin Hood-esque character who travels the world, returning precious items to their owners.
There is a range of interesting, daring, and diverse characters, and the story is genuinely good.
While there are some fight scenes, no characters, good or bad, get injured. The show is also packed with facts on world geography and culture, so your kids should be able to learn from it as well.
Age range: 7+
Wrapping Up: Best Netflix Shows for Kids
These Netflix shows for kids are going to all be ideal for your kids, and there are shows suitable for a wide range of ages.
Whether you’re looking for a new documentary series, or a series with short episodes that your kids can watch while you get organized after work, there’s a show here that will suit your needs.