Amazon Prime Shows For Tweens
The Bark Team | August 25, 2017 | Parenting Tips
Looking for age-appropriate streaming shows for your tween to watch on Amazon Prime? We’ve got you covered! There’s something on this list for every taste and style — and you may even enjoy watching them as well. We recommend a family-friendly movie night complete with popcorn and blankets to help round out the evening.
Just Add Magic
Receiving high praise from parents and kids alike, this live-action series follows the adventures of three teen girls who find a magical cookbook whose ancient recipes act as potentially life-changing spells. Together, they whip up concoctions like “Brain Boosting Bolognese” and “Hazlenut Healing Tart” as they navigate growing up and common kid problems like homework, bullies, and more.
Parents and kids continue to give high marks to this popular Nickelodeon series — it was even nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Children’s Program five times. Noted for its consistently funny, warm episodes, it focuses on three teen friends who juggle school, family, and friendship while also managing their popular webcast. While the technology may be a bit outdated (replace webcasting with YouTube and your kid will catch on instantly), it’s sure to entertain your entire family.
If your kid is into soccer, they’re sure to love The Kicks, a sport-comedy show that revolves around 12-year-old Devin and her transition to a new school and a new soccer team. Written by U.S. Women’s National Team star Alex Morgan, it reinforces lessons like hard work, determination, and perseverance, with a few chuckles thrown in along the way.
This action-packed series centers around tween science genius Anne, her friends, and a group of androids she designed and built from scratch in her laboratory hidden away in her father’s junkyard. Kids will love the zany antics of the androids while simultaneously taking in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) lessons. Warning: your kid will definitely want to build a robot after seeing just a few episodes.
Based on the best-selling YA fantasy novel series, this is the only film entry in this list. Set in the Spiderwick Estate in New England, the movie revolves around three siblings who discover a field guide to fairies and other magical creatures like goblins, ogres, brownies, boggarts, hobgoblins, and trolls. Fans of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings will especially enjoy this fantastical adventure.
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