Locking time can be tricky if you’re trying to keep the kids entertained. If the use of screens worries you, remember that psychologists agree that it’s not the time spent in front of a screen that is harmful, but the quality of what children watch. It’s also a bonding experience to watch as a family, whether you’re watching scholarly adaptations or garbage, glorious garbage.
Almost as if he knew the UK would be stranded, Disney + launched in Europe on March 25 (Â£ 59.99 / year), with entertainment gold coming from Disney, Pixar, Marvel vaults. and National Geographic. You can also rent movies through Amazon, BT, Google Play, BFI, and Apple.
To help entertain kids – and educate them – throughout the lockdown, here’s our roundup of the best TV shows and movies kids can watch at home.
Best Kids’ Movies & TV Shows
Netflix streams exquisite and imaginative Anime Studio Ghibli movies, including My Neighbor Totoro (U) and Spirited Away (PG). Bond with your teens on Love is Blind (Netflix), a dating show with a physical attraction taken out of the equation. Photorealistic Lion King (2019; Now TV) stars the voices of Beyonce and Donald Glover, and Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG; Now TV) is a love story dazzling and lively for comics. Sex Education (Netflix) is a watch that doesn’t scare (older) teenagers, but it’s funny and wise.
What to watch with preschoolers
Teach your kids math while they watch with entertaining digital blocks; Alphablocks does the same with letters. Nina and the Neurons answer science questions, and I Can Cook guides kids through easy cooking lessons. Mister Maker is good for crafting (all CBeebies). Dora the Explorer (Amazon) teaches Spanish words and pronunciation, and Baby Einstein Classics (Amazon Prime) covers art, colors, and scientific discovery on a classical music soundtrack. Sesame Street (Youtube) teaches through games, songs and lots of muppets. Go Jetters (Cbeebies) features superheroes who travel the world, and The Hat Cat Knows A Lot (Netflix) educates Dr. Seuss’ style.
For longer TV sessions, Paddington 1 & 2 are uplifting watches suitable for preschoolers, like anything produced by Aardman (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit; all Netflix) and the Muppet movies (Disney +). ).
Best Movies & TV Shows For School Age Kids
Discover the science of things, from evaporation to ice cream, via Maddie’s Do you know? (Cbeebies). The Good Old Soldiers of Blue Peter (CBBC), a trusted source of interesting topics and ideas. The Odd Squad (CBBC) offers a detective agency for children while teaching math to 5-8 year olds.
Introduce your kids to classic stories similar to those taught in KS2, such as Railway Children (iTunes), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Netflix), and Five Children & It.