Shows Your Kids Can Watch While Out of School Without Feeling Guilty

As kids are home from school due to the coronavirus outbreak, parents are feeling guilty about how much screen time is too much. These educational and age appropriate shows and movies will help you feel less guilty about the time spent watching TV!

Sierra Filucci, the Editorial Director of Common Sense Media said, "It's ok if you pause your usual screen-time rules, you can let kids know that things will go back to normal once this situation is over. But it's important to choose age-appropriate content, and if kids are out of school and not part of an organized distance learning program, it's a good idea to supplement entertainment content with educational offerings."

Here's a list of viewing options for your children:

For Age 2 +

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" -- Disney Channel

"Sesame Street" -- PBS and HBO

For Age 3 +

"The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" -- PBS Kids

"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" -- PBS

"The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" -- Disney +

"Alice in Wonderland" -- Disney +

"Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" -- Hulu

"Lost and Found" -- Hulu

For Age 4 +

"Tumble Leaf" -- Amazon Prime

"Doc McStuffins" -- Disney Junior

"Sid the Science Kid" -- PBS Kids

"Wallykazam!" -- Nickelodeon

"The Jungle Book" -- Disney +

"Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure" -- Disney +

"A Boy Named Charlie Brown" -- Hulu

For Age 5 +

"The Electric Company" -- PBS

"Word Girl" -- PBS Kids

"101 Dalmatians" -- Disney +

"Bolt" -- Disney +

"A Bug's Life" -- Disney +

"Cars" -- Disney +

"Dumbo" -- Disney +

"The Great Muppet Caper" -- Disney +

"Toy Story" -- Disney +

"Toy Story 4" -- Disney +

"Charlotte's Web" -- Hulu

"Dr. Seuss: The Lorax" -- Hulu

For Age 6 +

"Design Squad Nation" -- PBS Kids

"Planet Earth" -- Discovery Channel

"March of the Penguins" -- Amazon Prime (rental)

"Babies" -- Netflix

"Expedition China" -- Netflix

"Ghost of the Mountains" -- Netflix

"The Absent-Minded Professor" -- Disney +

"Aladdin" -- Disney +

"The Emperor's New Groove" -- Disney +

"Finding Dory" -- Disney +

"The Great Mouse Detective" -- Disney +

"Ice Age" -- Disney +

"The Lion King" -- Disney +

"Moana" -- Disney +

"The Muppet Movie" -- Disney +

"Ratatouille" -- Disney +

"Free Willy" -- Hulu

"One Crazy Cruise" -- Hulu

"Snoopy, Come Home" -- Hulu

For Age 7 +

"Pick of the Litter" -- Netflix

"Wonders of the Sea" -- Amazon Prime

"Dream Big: Engineering Our World" -- Netflix

"The Short Game" -- Netflix

"Bedknobs and Broomsticks" -- Disney +

"Escape to Witch Mountain" -- Disney +

"Hercules" -- Disney +

"The Incredibles" -- Disney +

"Hercules"- Hulu

"Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish"-- Hulu

For Age 8 +

"Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable" -- Amazon Prime

"The Biggest Little Farm" -- Amazon Prime

"Dancing with the Birds" -- Netflix

For Age 9 +

"Chasing Coral" -- Netflix

"Kindness Is Contagious" -- Amazon Prime

For Age 10 +

"Far From the Tree" -- Amazon

"Make Believe" -- Amazon

"On the Way To School" -- Amazon

"Before the Flood" -- Netflix

"Harry & Snowman" -- Netflix

Movies For Tweens

'Napoleon Dynamite'

"Three Amigos!"



"What About Bob?"

"Young Frankenstein"

"Real Genius"

"The Wedding Singer"

"Dinner for Schmucks"

"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"


"Blazing Saddles"

"Coming to America"

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