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).
Dennis the Menace (love the one with Walter Matthau)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Amazon Prime)
Madeline (several versions on Amazon Prime including one with Shirley Temple)
Classic T.V. Series
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (Amazon Prime)
Little House on the Prairie
The Andy Griffith Show
(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!
The Great British Bake-Off (BBC )
Planet Earth (Amazon)
Mighty Machines (DVD) – videos of trucks and dump trucks
Scholastic DVDs (library)
Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear (Buy seasons on Amazon)
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)
Super Wings (Netflix) – Planes that go around the world helping children when they did it. No bad guys and exposure to different culture.
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.
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