The Best TV Shows for Kids on Streaming Services

Updated: June 26, 2019
Find our top picks for fun and educational TV shows for kids that are available on all the popular streaming services.

Original programming offered on services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu has exploded in popularity in recent years. But did you know that some of the best TV shows for kids are available only on streaming services? Here is a roundup of streaming shows for kids of all ages and where you can find them.

Creative Galaxy

Creative Galaxy Show

Join Arty and his sidekick Epiphany as they travel the galaxy and solve problems through art. Whether they're creating a painting for the children's library, building a new home for a space bunny, or sewing a stuffed animal for Baby Georgia, Arty and Epiphany learn all about creating different types of artwork. And when they need some extra help, they can count on the expertise of their preschool viewers at home.

Provider: Amazon

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 4 and up

Ask the StoryBots

StoryBots

Ask the StoryBots, from the makers of the StoryBots apps and videos, aims to answer kids' biggest questions, like "How do airplanes fly?" and "Why is the sky blue?" with the help of the StoryBots, friendly little creatures who live under the screens of our computers and phones. So the next time your toddler wants to know why he has to brush his teeth, rest assured that the StoryBots have the answer!

Provider: Netflix

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 2 and up

Tumble Leaf

Tumble Leaf

This Daytime Emmy-winning series follows the adventures of Fig, a young blue fox, as he discovers fun, friendship, and play in the land of Tumble Leaf. Your preschoolers will learn basic science concepts, rhyming, space recognition, and more while accompanying Fig as he flies a kite, wakes up a sleepy turtle, or opens a mud-pie stand!

Provider: Amazon

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 4 and up

Little girl on couch

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4. Doozers

Children of the '80s will remember these industrious little creatures from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock. Now the Doozers are back to teach your preschoolers basic STEM concepts like math, science, and engineering skills. As the Doozers crew solves problems through teamwork and sharing ideas, your little ones will learn the value of perseverance and patience when things don't always work out on the first try.

Provider: Hulu

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 4 and up

5. Project MC2

A group of four diverse, super-smart teen girls are recruited to join an elite, all-women team of secret agents. Project MC2 aims to introduce STEM concepts to girls through this Emmy-nominated series and its corresponding set of experiment kits and dolls. Each girl specializes in a different subject, like physics or programming, and works with an adult mentor and her friends to solve problems as they prove that "smart is the new cool!"

Provider: Netflix

Rating: TV-Y7

Recommended ages: 7 and up

Young Girl on Tablet

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6. Justin Time GO!

Justin and his two imaginary friends go on adventures where they learn important life lessons and have lots of fun along the way. Whether they're visiting the moon or the Scottish Highland games, Justin and his friends will help teach your little one important skills like teamwork, sharing, and of course, imagination.

Provider: Netflix

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 3 and up

7. Annedroids

Annedroids Show

Anne is a scientific genius who builds her own androids and solves problems with her computer programming and science skills. Anne and her friends Nick and Shania help inspire kids' interest in STEM subjects and positive self-esteem, all while hiding their android secret from a few nosy adults.

Provider: Amazon

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 5 and up

8. Just Add Magic

Just Add Magic show

Kelly and her two BFFs find a mysterious cookbook whose recipes have magical effects on them and everyone around them. Based on the book of the same name by Cindy Callaghan, Just Add Magic follows these three friends as they try to solve the mystery that will free Kelly's grandma from a magical curse

Provider: Amazon

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 6 and up

9. Word Party

Adorable baby animals from the Jim Henson Company are eager to have all their questions answered from the "big kids" — your preschooler at home! Children learn skills like vocabulary, friendship, and emotional awareness by "teaching" the younger animals who need their help.

Provider: Netflix

Rating: TV-Y

Recommended ages: 3 and up

10. Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbons show

This family-friendly show follows the adventures of three kids from Normal Street, where life is anything but normal. The quirky tweens solve mysteries like ending a heat wave, undoing a bad-luck jinx, or recovering Gortimer's voice when it is stolen by ghostly bookmobile, all the while outsmarting spirits, science fair rivals, and one very intimidating frog.

Provider: Amazon

Rating: TV-G

Recommended ages: 7 and up

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