Ranging from educational series to teen superhero comedies, here’s a list of seven shows on Netflix that your children are sure to enjoy and learn from.
A documentary on how climate change impacts not only the Earth but all living creatures on it. This docu-series, narrated by veteran environmental broadcaster David Attenborough, is a visual treat and packed with crucial knowledge.
Director: Sophie Lanfear
Narrator: David Attenborough
Seasons: 1 (2019)
‘Lost in Space’
Following an event that endangers the existence of humanity on Earth, the Robinson family is selected as one among the few to colonise the nearest star system. Lost in Space (pictured above) follows the group’s adventures as their interstellar spaceship, Resolute, goes off course. Intriguing creatures, fascinating aliens and strange environments make this show perfect for kids and parents.
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall
Seasons: 2 (2018, 2019)
In this series set in a fictional city in California, McKeyla McAlister and her best friends work for a government agency called NOV8, a top-secret group of women officials trying to save the world.
Creator: Jordana Arkin
Cast: Mika Abdalla, Ysa Penarejo, Victoria Vida, Genneya Walton, Antonio Marziale, Marcus Choi, Madeline Whitby, Bernardo De Paula
Seasons: 6 (2015, 2016, 2016, 2017, 2017, 2017)
‘Teen Titans Go!’
In this comic American animated television series, a bunch of teen superheroes, who are also roommates, lead an adventurous life even when they’re not saving the world.
Creators: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Lauren Tom, Kevin Michael Richardson.
Seasons: 6 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)
‘Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Go Team Roberts’
The animated series follows the adventures of Barbie and her friends. In the show, the Roberts family travels to Costa Rica and Barbie takes a job at a water park owned by an unscrupulous man.
Director: Patrice Berube
Cast: America Young, Cassidy Naber, Kirsten Day, Cassandra Lee Morris, Lisa Fuson, Ritesh Rajan, Greg Chun
Seasons: 5 (2018, 2018, 2019, 2019, 2019)
A group of fifth-graders, Maudie, Ezra, Ava and Kyle, solve school and neighborhood mysteries in Ezra’s backyard. This detective agency run by kids is highly entertaining and will keep your children completely engrossed.
Directors: Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Nina Buxton, Ian Reiser, Tim Bartley
Cast: Anna Cooke, Abby Bergman, Aston Droomer, Jamil Smyth-Secka
Seasons: 2 (2019, 2019)
‘The Boss Baby: Back in Business’
The animated series shows Boss Baby, from the successful movie Boss Baby, and his big brother, Tim, juggling their personal lives and demanding jobs at Baby Corp.
Creator: Brandon Sawyer
Cast: JP Karliak, Pierce Gagnon, Kevin Michael Richardson
Seasons: 2 (2018, 2018)