Quality T.V. Shows and Movies for Children!

Quality T.V. Shows and Movies for Children!

Motherhood and Children

Do you ever scroll through Netflix looking for something for your children to watch that’s not just complete twaddle or sassy nonsense? I can never seem to find anything! DoSayGive is all about So I’ve done my research (i.e. polled DoSayGive readers!) and pulled together a list of wholesome t.v. and movie options available on Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, and/or DVD. Plus, a quick word on what’s coming up on the blog.

Before I get to the post I wanted to say a few words about managing my blog’s content. I wish I could balance out my editorial calendar a little better but the reality is that my “shopping” posts are very dense two times of the year: the DoSayGive Holiday Gift Guide which launches in early November (and is HUGE!) and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which begins tomorrow.

These two seasons for so much fun for me (I love strategizing and finding great things for my readers!) but they also help fund my editorial calendar the rest of the year: the non-commissionable posts having to do with etiquette and thoughtfulness and motherhood. This spring and summer I have worked hard to produce quality content with my Classic Children’s Summer Book Club and recent “what to do” posts. I hope you have enjoyed my recent posts because I sure do enjoy writing them!

But I also hope you’ll indulge me while I shift to talk about my favorite sale of the year for the next week or two. Even if you normally tune out for my sale posts I highly recommend you at least browse my sale picks because it’s a fantastic opportunity to knock out back to school errands, fall shopping, and even Christmas gift shopping (seriously!).

My sale posts are not about getting you to buy frivolous stuff you don’t need, but about streamlining the things you want and your family needs into one easy-to-shop post that will reduce the number of errands you run (and give you more time with your family!).

And with the Nordstrom sale you can get so many of the things you are already going to buy this fall up to 40% off. Read this post for what I buy every year and subscribe to my DoSayGive emails so you don’t miss my easy-to-browse sale posts.


Okay so now to the list of shows and movies! After my Instastories about why I don’t let my girls watch some of the sassy children’s shows on Netflix (they were picking up some of the disrespectful behaviors!) I had so many of y’all ask me to share some good options for family shows and movies sans the sassiness. Honestly, I didn’t have a great list so I asked my Instagram followers. I haven’t watched all of these listed so definitely screen before watching with your children. Common Sense Media. And check sites like for age range recommendations.

Most of the options listed are available on DVD, Amazon download or a quick Youtube search. But I noted in parentheses if they are available on Netflix or Amazon Video (free if you are an Amazon Prime member).

 

Classic Movies

Annie

Mary Poppins

The Sound of Music

Shirley Temple films (A Little Princess is on Netflix Right now or purchase on Amazon)

The Parent Trap

Pollyanna

The Wizard of Oz 

Swiss Family Robinson 

Miracle on 34th Street

Peter Pan 

Benji

Dennis the Menace (love the one with Walter Matthau)

Where the Red Fern Grows (Amazon Prime)

Matilda (this DVD has Madeline, Matilda, and Annie!)

Madeline (several versions on Amazon Prime including one with Shirley Temple)

Pippi Longstocking

American Girl movies (we’ve liked Kit, McKenna, Samantha)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

 

Classic T.V. Series

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (Amazon Prime)

Beatrix Potter Stories (old episodes from the 90s on YouTube; first video here)

Anne of Green Gables

Little House on the Prairie

Gumby

I Love Lucy

Leave it to Beaver

Little House on the Prairie 

The Andy Griffith Show

Reading Rainbow

 

Sports/Inspiration

The Greatest Game Ever Played 

(please share more sports inspiration titles you love and I’ll add!)

Jesus Storybook Bible (DVDs) – If you love this Bible you will prob like the animated DVDs!

Exercise

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cooking

The Great British Bake-Off (BBC )

 

Educational

Planet Earth (Amazon)

Nature of God with Peter Schriemer

Mighty Machines (DVD) – videos of trucks and dump trucks

Scholastic DVDs (library)

Animated

Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear (Buy seasons on Amazon)

Jetsons (Netflix)

Looney Toons (Amazon Prime)

Creative Galaxy (Amazon Prime) – About making art projects

Angelina Ballerina (Netflix)

Speed Racer series from 1960s (Amazon download)

Veggie Tales (Netflix)

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Super Wings (Netflix) – Planes that go around the world helping children when they did it. No bad guys and exposure to different culture.

Spirit (Netflix)

The Snowy Day (Amazon Prime)

Clifford’s Puppy Days (Netflix)

Disney short films (Netflix)

The Gruffalo (Netflix)


Tip: the ones that are available on Amazon Prime Video won’t necessarily show up automatically as you are scrolling through the Children’s menu on whatever device you use to stream Amazon Prime. So while you are logged into your Prime account on your computer or phone search for the title you want and then click “add to watchlist.” When I did that the shows I selected popped up on our t.v. (we use Roku to stream Amazon Prime and Netflix.) Hope that makes sense! Basically there is more on Amazon Prime that what they show is available!

Do you have any good t.v. shows or movies that would be a great addition to this list? Share below! Also, don’t miss my post on favorite quality audiobooks for children.

Pin this post so you don’t forget these great options!

 

Lee
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7 thoughts on “Quality T.V. Shows and Movies for Children!

  1. Thanks Lee! My girls, especially the 3 year old, is into “Disney Three Little Pigs” on Netflix! What about Leap? I have it on “My List” but we have yet to watch it.

  2. I love this! We still love Curious George in our home as well as other PBS programming. We have also stumbled upon classic sitcoms – Father Knows Best and Family Affair are some of our favorites!

    And I am waiting on pins and needles for your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts. I so look forward to them and your Holiday Gift Guide!!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you! I’ve been working on it a lot today and will get up in the middle of the night to finish it!

  3. My boys loved Gentle Ben, the live-action tv series from the 60s with Clint Howard and a bear, set in the Florida Everglades. I bought the dvds at Cracker Barrel on a road trip, but I would seek it out elsewhere. A hit.

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