The eight best shows for kids on Netflix and Stan right now.

I was a truly terrible toddler. So much so that the only way mum could get me to settle down was to plonk me in front of the TV with a Bananas In Pyjamas video cassette.

Now, thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Stan, it’s a whole lot easier for parents to nab themselves a cheeky moment of peace and quiet.

With just a click of a button, an avalanche of kids entertainment options are at our fingertips… so how are we meant to choose the gems from the duds? Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Because chances are you’re already loving one of these streaming services for your own TV time, here are our top picks for the best kid friendly offerings on both Netflix and Stan.

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Best on Netflix:


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The Octonauts are a team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action. Their mission: to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect the ocean.

The Wiggles

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A household staple for decades, kids today still have so much to learn from The Wiggles and their host of colourful characters.

Phineas and Ferb

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Phineas and Ferb are two brothers who invent, scheme and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Note: Your kids will 100 per cent get ideas from this one to prank each other with.

Digimon: Digital Monsters

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Fans of Pokemon will love this show, which sees a group of young teens unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together they set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Best on Stan:

Lizzie McGuire

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This one's sure to trigger some early 2000s nostalgia, as Hilary Duff navigates school, boys and life as a 13-year-old girl as Lizzie McGuire.

PAW Patrol

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A group of six heroic pups, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder work together to keep their community safe. It doesn't get more adorable than that, now does it?



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iCarly follows teenager Carly and her friends, Sam and Freddie, as they create their own homemade web series. A far cry from the videos and board games we used to play with, this techy show will speak to your kids in a language they understand.

Hey Duggee

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This animated pre-school series is a great one for little ones. Promoting exercise and learning, Duggee the dog leads an after school club called the Squirrels on a bunch of exciting adventures.

Now all you have to do is press play and Netflix and chill the heck out. You're welcome.

Do you have a great Netflix or Stan kids show suggestion? Tell us in the comments!

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