This post about Netflix kids shows with positive values was inspired by my participation in the Netflix #StreamTeam program for which I receive perks. All opinions are my own.
I’ve never been one to plop my kids in front of the TV for hours on end. I’d rather they play, create, imagine and learn, so carefully curating the shows or movies they watch is really important to me. This is easier when they’re younger of course, but it’s so important to expose our growing children to characters and stories that will help shape their emotional well-being and encourage the development of positive values.
It’s a tough world out there, as we all know, but instilling a good foundation for them at home will stick with them for a lifetime, and there are so many wonderful life lessons they can learn through thoughtfully designed programming. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the array of Netflix kids shows with positive values for all ages, so I thought I’d point out a few stand-outs you may or may not have heard of yet.
Netflix Kids Shows With Positive Values
Self-esteem and confidence: Julie Andrews teaches a group of puppets about the performing arts in Julie’s Greenroom with a combination of performing and taking them behind the scenes and learning about the different jobs.
Empathy, Kindness, Friendship: The Care Bears is an endearing series, long loved by parents everywhere for the sweetness, love and cheer it spreads.
Loyalty, friendship: Curious George Curiousity gets the better of George in every instance, but his faithful friend, the man in the yellow hat, is always there to rescue him.
Love, Friendship, Empathy: The Wonder Years
Feel free to pin or print the following parents’ guide to kids shows on Netflix too!
Watching the same shows your kids watch is a fantastic way to find common ground and start conversations. Keep in mind teenagers may not want you in the room watching with them, and that’s ok! For instance, 13 Reasons Why deals with some very personal and emotional issues, and not every teen is going to be comfortable viewing it with adults nearby.
I can respect that, and the truth is you don’t have to watch the shows with your kids at the same time or in the same room, but if you’re both watching the same program, you can discuss it at the dinner table, at bedtime, in the car or whenever. There’s also a 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons program to help aid discussion.
The above list of kids shows with positive values is just the tip of the iceberg, and Netflix is constantly creating new series worth watching. They like to keep things fresh and interesting over there!
And speaking of fresh, they’ve refreshed the Netflix rating system to make it even easier for subscribers. Gone is the 5-star method of rating in favor of a simple thumbs up, thumbs down. I highly suggest creating a separate viewing profile for each family member. Based on your ratings, Netflix curates suggestions, and if you have your own profile, those viewing suggestions are perfectly individualized.