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11 Animated Kids’ Shows that Celebrate Diverse Stories

There is a plethora of amazing kids’ shows out there- even more so with the increase in streaming services in the past few years. If you’re looking for some more diverse shows for your little one, here are 11 animated kids’ shows we recommend. Our list ranges from shows for ages three and up to ages 8 and up, so there’s something in here for everyone!

Nina’s World

Description: The show follows Nina and her friends as she explores her neighborhood.

Age: 3+

Where to watch: Peacock

Nella the Princess Night

Description: Nella is both a princess and a knight. She goes on adventures with knight Sir Garrett and his unicorn Trinket. The show focuses on social-emotional learning.

Age: 3+

Where to watch: Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video (premium), Sling TV (premium)

Doc McStuffins

Description: Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, a 6-year-old girl, has a playhouse clinic where she takes care of her stuffed animals and toys. When she puts on her stethoscope, toys, dolls and her stuffed animals can communicate with her.

Age: 4+

Where to watch: Disney+, Disney Now, Hulu (premium), YouTube TV (premium)

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Description: The show follows Xavier Riddle, his sister and their friend who travel into the past to meet historical figures and heroes.

Age: 4+

Where to watch: PBS Kids, YouTube TV (premium), Amazon Prime Video (premium)

Motown Magic

Description: The show follows Ben who transforms his city by bringing street art to life.

Age: 4+

Where to watch: Netflix

Mira, Royal Detective

Description: Mira has been appointed to the role of a royal detective by the queen. She and her friend, cousin and sidekicks go on adventures to solve mysteries.

Age: 4+

Where to watch: Disney+, Disney Now, Hulu (premium), YouTube TV (premium), Sling TV (premium), fuboTV (premium)

Molly of Denali

Description: The show follows Molly Mabray, her family, her dog and her friends on their daily adventures in Alaska.

Age: 5+

Where to watch: PBS Kids, YouTube TV (premium), Amazon Prime Video (premium)

The Bravest Knight

Description: Pumpkin farmer, Sir Cedric, tells the story of how he became the bravest night to his10-year-old daughter, Nia, who is training to become a brave knight.

Age: 5+

Where to watch: Hulu

Craig of the Creek

Description: Craig and his two friends go on misadventures in and around the neighborhood creek. Bonus, the show is set in fictional Herkleston, MD, a town partly based off of creator Ben Levin’s hometown of Onley, Maryland.

Age: 6+

Where to watch: Cartoon Network, HBO Max, Sling TV (premium)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Description: When a mutant attack sends Kipo up to the surface and away from her undergrown home, she must learn survival skills.

Age: 7+

Where to watch: Netflix

The Owl House

Description: Luz finds a portal to a magic realm where she becomes friends with a witch and tiny warrior. Luz serves as an apprentice to Eda in order to pursue her dream of becoming a witch.

Age: 8+

Where to watch: Disney Now, Disney+, fuboTV, YouTube TV (premium), Hulu (premium), Sling TV (premium)

While it’s hard to pick, Craig of the Creek is one of our favorites on this list because of the connection to Maryland. What’s your favorite (or your kiddo’s favorite)? Tweet us @portdiscovery.

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