Amazon Prime is one of the most sought after streaming apps and it’s great for kids! Here are our top picks for the best Kids Shows on Amazon Prime in 2021.
The pandemic has seen the rise of several streaming or OTT apps, and we’ve all gotten quite familiar with them over the past year. Yet, Amazon Prime remains among the most sought after ones, especially since it has content to cater to the whole family – including little kids!
We have all been struggling managing isolation with kids, especially since they’re out of school and are attending virtual classes. Kids are already using screens for education, and we might be a little hesitant to give them screens for entertainment too, but as with everything, it’s all about balance!
According to the WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids under two shouldn’t watch any screen time at all, but after that, you can have short durations through the day. Stick to under 60 minutes for kids under four years of age, and increase gradually as they get older. Try to keep sessions to short ones of not more than 20 minutes at a time.
So today, we’ve gathered the best kids shows on Amazon Prime that are showing right now. These shows have been the top rated ones by parents and experts across the world, and they include classic ones as well as some new shows. So now you can plan your child’s screen time so that it’s only top notch quality content!
20 Best Kids Shows on Amazon Prime in 2021
Best Shows for Children above 2 Years
1. Thomas & Friends
Thomas is no stranger to preschoolers, and even to many parent who may have watched the show in their childhood! Thomas is the central character and there are many other engines, each of which have their own bright colors and names. Kids will love the realistic settings and the short format of the episodes.
2. Om Nom Stories
This little guy is absolutely adorable and his antics are sure to entertain little kids to the hilt! Om Nom episodes are usually just about two minutes, which is a great length for jumpy toddlers who can’t sit still for too long. The animation is really good, and adds to the viewing pleasure.
Pocoyo is a little boy, and has many animal friends with whom he has fun adventures. If you have a child who doesn’t like too much stimulation like loud noises or too many bright colors, Pocoyo is perfect for him. With a plain white background, the focus is entirely on the characters, who are simple without too much overwhelming detail.
4. The Stinky & Dirty Show
Knowing toddlers and preschoolers, the name of this show alone should be quite interesting for them! Stinky is a garbage truck and Dirty resembles a JCB and they solve problems together. The show is great for kids who love construction vehicles and enjoy seeing friends working together.
Best Shows for Children above 5 Years
5. Tumble Leaf
Emmy award winning shows aren’t just for parents, kids have them too, like Tumble Leaf! Tumble Leaf features a myriad of characters who set out to explore basic science concepts and try to figure out how things work. This is a great show to encourage a child’s natural curiosity and stimulate her to find answers to her questions.
6. Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train is a classic show that kids have been watching for decades now! This show is great not only for dinosaur fans, since the show features a family that learns about scientific concepts. It’s also a show that promotes the idea that people are different, but they can still get along and be good friends.
7. Pete the Cat
The Pete the Cat book series is quite popular with little kids across the show, a love that also extends to the show. Pete has many friends, with whom he has many adventures in which he often learns something about himself or his friends. The friends encounter many common situations and work through them together.
8. Jessy & Nessy
If your child loves asking questions, she’ll be able to relate to Jessy from this show, a girl with glasses called ‘inspectacles’! Jessy has an unlikely best friend, a purple sea monster named Nessy. Together, they try to find the answers to all of Jessy’s questions – and they don’t give up till they find what they need!
We often wish we had magic powers, and yes, that would be pretty incredible! Bianca has magical powers that most kids would be envious for, in this show. However, while that is certainly a great thing to have, the show tells us that we don’t really need magical powers to achieve what we want – we already have it in us!
10. Creative Galaxy
Creative Galaxy is going to be your child’s favorite new show, especially if she likes arts and crafts! Arty the Alien gathers all kinds of things on his travels, and uses his imagination to make cool things out of them. The show encourages kids to learn about different techniques and use unusual objects in creative ways.
Best Shows for Children above 7 Years
11. Just Add Magic
A group of girls who discover a cookbook with recipes. Nothing special there, except that the recipes are for powerful magic spells! Kids who miss their friends will enjoy watching this group of girls go about trying out some interesting recipes with even more interesting outcomes!
12. Lost in Oz
We’ve all read the story of Wizard of Oz, but this new animated series is a whole different thing! While the base is the same, with Dorothy, flying monkeys and other familiar creatures, the treatment of the story is quite different, with a strong focus on the idea of girl power.
13. The Dangerous Book for Boys
The name of this series is quite intriguing, and so is the content. The sudden death of an inventor leaves his family distraught, till his book falls into the hand of his sons. The series is based on the book of the same name, and features some excellent performances from all the actors.
14. The Kicks
Sports shows and movies aren’t new, but there’s something about them that retains their charm, even through the years. This series is about a girls’ soccer team, and has been written by real life soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan. An inspiring show for kids, sports lovers or otherwise.
15. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
How normal is your street really? This show tackles this question as Gortimer and his friends explore the people on their street and find out some strange things. A great watch for kids who’re missing wandering outside with their buddies, and sends good messages about friendship and relationships.
16. Kalari Kids
It is a matter of pride to see our own home grown shows doing so well among global content. Kalari Kids is about groups of kids who belong to different kalari gurukuls. The show is based on the ancient martial arts of Kerala, called kalaripayattu, and the excellent animation brings alive the gorgeous colors, art and culture of the region.
Best Shows for Children above 12 Years
17. The Adventures of Tintin
I’m sure there are many parents reading this who are die hard fans of Tintin and would love to watch this series! The animation is great, and does not take away from the charm of the original. Tintin’s and Snowy’s adventures are a must-watch for the whole family.
18. Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes came back to life in the 22nd century? Interesting thought, and that’s exactly what this series tries to explore. The result is quite good, and kids will enjoy seeing how great observation and deduction skills aren’t limited to any time period!
19. Regular Heroes
It took a pandemic for us to realize who our true heroes were – health workers, medical professionals, nurses, sanitation workers, store workers and others. This series highlights the contributions of these sections of society and shows us how it was they who kept things together during COVID-19.
20. Dance Academy
This is an enjoyable series for the teen/pre-teen crowd, as it follows a group of youngsters who get accepted into the National Dance Academy. Although the series has a slight soap-like feel, it focuses on how individuals from different walks of life can share a common passion and work together.