9 cartoons I love binge-watching with my daughter

Cartoons are really fun! I love to spend all my free time with my daughter, and we usually end up watching her favorite cartoons. I discovered I have a few favorites of my own. They have very appealing colors, scenery, many educational benefits, and there’s such a huge selection! Here is our must-watch, mommy-approved list.

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1. Maya the Bee

Maya is a lovely talking bee that shares good stories with moral and educational lessons about living in the middle of nature. With the other main characters — her partner bee Willy, Flip the musician grasshopper and teacher Mrs. Cassandra — Maya is much loved by kids of all ages.

Where to watch: Netflix

2. Special Agent Oso

This colorful special agent is an interactive teddy bear who shows how to help children through tasks like blowing bubbles, brushing their teeth, learning to use the library and cleaning their rooms. As the main character of the series, he always has positive messages.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

Friendship, kindness and teamwork are the great skills that fairy princess Holly and elf Ben teach kids through their stories. This British series has such great visual effects it seems you’re really in the forest along with them.

Where to watch: Amazon Video

4. Wallykazam!

The troll Wally Trollman is the main character who uses his magic stick to turn words into physical objects or occurrences, along with his pet dragon Norville and other friends. New words taught to kids from the sound of the letters help kids improve their speaking.

Where to watch: Amazon Video

5. Shaun the Sheep

Shaun is a brave sheep with a heart of gold. Sometimes he gets his flock into trouble with his funny adventures, but he always tries to find new solutions. We find a lot of humor and positive messages in this British stop-motion animated TV series.

Where to watch: Amazon Video

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6. Puffin Rock

On a fictional island on the Irish coast, young puffin Oona explores the world with her little brother, Baba. They and their friends are curious about everything they see and hear as they learn about various matters of science, friendship and family in this beautifully animated cartoon. It’s really enjoyable to watch with kids.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. Sarah & Duck

Sarah has a best friend named Duck, and together they go on funny, simple and exciting adventures, exploring everyday moments in an engaging, imaginative way. They might try to reach a rainbow or help an umbrella stay dry in a rainy day. It’s a great way to teach kids about friendship and problem solving.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Miles from Tomorrowland

This story is based on Miles and his family, who live on a spaceship called the Stellosphere and explore new places as they help other space dwellers. The show positively influences kids’ interest in science and technology by introducing them at an early age to the exciting world of space exploration. Teamwork and problem solving are common themes.

Where to watch: Amazon Video

9. Caillou

A 4-year-old boy lives with his mother, father and sister Rosie. He loves dinos and firefighters, and he’s also a football fan, playing on a team coached by his grandfather, of whom he is very fond. Caillou’s very curious and likes to discover the world around him. Kids can understand and learn about different emotions through his actions as well as the narrator’s explanations.

Where to watch: Netflix

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