Enter Amazon Prime and their sweet selection of kids shows that don’t make me want to pull my hair out. So, if you have little ones and you’re looking for something to play in the background that won’t make you scream, check out these shows.
Pete The Cat
This show is probably my favorite out of all of the ones I’m going to be recommending. From the super popular Pete The Cat books, is a show that features cute characters of all backgrounds, excellent music, and a laid back charm that I appreciate in a kids show.
In my opinion, a lot of shows geared towards toddler and young kids are loud, obnoxious, and a sort of flashy/dizziness that makes it hard for me as a parent to watch or have any hope of getting work done while he’s distracted.
Pete the Cat is about a cat named Pete (duh) and his friends. They have a band and play some pretty decent music, and Pete spends his time stressing out about a lot of different issues and seeking advice from all the people in his life. This show is so good, and I can’t wait to get the books for my son!
Tumble Leaf is a really beautiful show that is very chill and easy to watch. The problem with Tumble Leaf is that I have no idea what it’s about. Honestly. I went to Amazon and had to look it up.
“Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship, and love around every bend in the path. Children will be enriched by narratives that promote play, the fun of learning and understanding the world around them.”
So, there you go, it’s about adventure and friendship. The great thing about this show, besides its visual beauty, is its ability to be subtle background noise without overdoing it.
Little Big Awesome
This show is loud, obnoxious, and over the top. But for some reason, I totally love it. The two main characters Gluko and Lennon are BFF’s of the highest order and maybe that’s why I love this show so much. Having two male characters be so solid in their friendship and their love of one another is refreshing.
Also, Weird Al Yankovich plays the Sun in this show, and well, it’s epic.
I’m so lucky to be able to work from home and spend all day (every.single.day) with my kid. But all that together time, means sometimes he and I need a break from each other. That’s why we’re both so thankful for Amazon Prime and their amazing shows.