KEEPING the kids entertained during coronavirus-imposed lockdown isn't the easiest, but luckily Netflix can help shoulder some of the stress.
After our re-cap of the top Netflix suggestions for parents, we have now listed the top 20 shows featured on the online broadcaster for all ages – perfect for after home-schooling is done for the day.
1. Super Monsters
This animated pre-school series sees six supernatural – yet cute – characters attending school.
The little monsters have a moral aspect in that they're always trying to find the best in each other while they encounter a variety of dilemmas.
It's suitable for preschoolers, aged three and over.
2. Treehouse Detectives
Though your tots might not be able to explore the wonders of the great outdoors right now, at least they can learn about them.
This show features a brother and sister bear detective duowhop team up to quench their curiosity about the world.
Lessons about hermit crabs and the sea's tides can be learned, amongst others, and it's suitable for preschoolers, aged three and over.
3. Danger Mouse
This re-boot of the Eighties classic will no doubt entertain parents and kids alike.
The secret agent and his sidekick embark on hilarious spy missions with explosions and scary segments to boot.
It's suitable for kids aged five and over but fun for all the family.
4. Inspector Gadget
Channeling the same Eighties TV show resurgence theme as Danger Mouse, this is another show that's fun for all the family.
Parents will relish a trip down memory lane as not much has changed from the original plot.
Inspector Gadget is out to challenge a new scheming plot from Dr Claw in each episode – but the problem is a little closer to home. Suitable for kids aged five and over.
5. The Adventures of Puss In Boots
Oh hello – you'll recognise this super cute cat from the Shrek movies.
The wide-eyed kitty is back for his own show which offers a variety of adventures with heart-warming moral undertones.
Suitable for those aged six and over.
6. A Little Help With Carol Burnett
Ever asked your kids for help?
Maybe sit back on the sofa with your brood and see how the efforts of these children fare first.
The youngsters are on hand to give advice to adults about everything from romance to dealing with colleagues – suitable for aged six and above.
7. Our Planet
Another family-friendly show perfect for snuggles and popcorn in front of the TV.
Introduce children to the wonders of animals from across the globe without leaving your own home, with Sir David Attenborough's expert commentary guaranteed to keep them gripped.
Those aged six and above will love it.
8. The Who Was? Show
Perfect fodder if you're struggling with creative ways of home schooling.
This has history class ticked off with a cast of real-life historical characters who tell their detail-packed stories through songs and jokes.
Suitable for slightly older kids aged seven and above.
9. The Big Family Cooking Showdown
This might be a slightly strategic parenting move but if you get your brood into cooking, it could mean you one day have a night off from doing the tea.
Nevertheless this show, hosted by Zoe Ball, can provide some inspiration as family members attempt to secure praise from a panel of top judges tasting their grub.
Suitable for aged eight and above.
The perfect pre-cursor to introducing a furry friend into your family.
The six episode series tracks the relationship between a dog owner and man's best friend, yet includes gritty real life scenarios including dogs living in Syria, against a backdrop of gunshot and bombs.
As such, it's deemed suitable for those aged nine or more.
11. A Series of Unfortunate Events
This adaptation of the classic literary series by Lemony Snicket is pretty eerie.
Centred around a family of orphaned children, it allows kids into a world of Hugh drama and fantasy as they become embroiled in a series of plots.
Suitable for aged 10 and over.
12. Adam Ruins Everything
Young clever clogs will surely resonate with this show, where myth buster Adam attempts to find the truth behind everything.
The comedy sees Adam provide facts based evidence on a variety of subjects, even putting Father Christmas in the spotlight.
As such, it's suitable for those aged 10 or more.
13. Stranger Things
The acclaimed series is seen as a love letter to 80’s sci-fi.
Set in 1983, Indiana, a young boy vanishes into thin air under seriously dark circumstances. Family, friends and the local police begin searching for answers, however they stumble upon a mysterious young girl in a top-secret government facility.
Suitable for tweens upwards.
14. Anne with an E
This is a darker twist on the classic Anne Of Green Gables tale.
Set in the 1890's, it sees Anne sent away to live with older siblings on Prince Edward Island.
Suitable for aged 10 and over.
15. The Toys That Made Us
Featuring all the goodies from childhood including Barbie, this is an indulgent trip down the memory lane of toys.
There's plenty of jokes tailored to adults while experts give the lowdown on the toys and their manufacture.
Aged 13 and above.
16. Carole Tuesday
You're never too old, or too young, for a love story and this anime ticks all the boxes.
It centres on the sweet tale of two musicians who find romance in a futuristic world.
Aged 14 and above.
17. Never Have I Ever
A new release for Netflix 2020 sees teenagers well catered for in this series.
It centres on a character mourning the loss of her father, yet she is forced to lean life lessons and become more emotionally independent along the way.
Aged 14 and above.
18. Queer Eye
The men-makeover show has landed on Netflix and is sure to be a hit with teenagers.
It tells worthy mantras off self acceptance and being your best self, too.
Aged 14 and over.
Despite the serious subject matter of autism, this series brings a lot of laughs and heart-warming moments, too.
The autistic teen in question, Sam, has decided it's time to find a girlfriend – so fans will follow his romantic quest.
Aged 13 and older.
20. One Day At A Time
One for the parents and kids, as this is an adaptation of the classic 1980s sitcom.
It centres on a single woman raising her two kids, with all the trials and tribulations that come with it.
Aged 12 and over.
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