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This post is written by me as a member of the Netflix Stream Team. While I receive a complimentary Netflix subscription, all opinions are my own.
My girls love learning about what life was like when my husband and I were kids. They love hearing stories about our childhood, but kids are very visual too. That’s why we have so much fun watching some of my favorite childhood TV shows on Netflix.
I get pretty excited every time I notice new TV shows on Netflix that are from my childhood. It brings back memories of sitting around on Saturday mornings watching cartoons with my brother and sister. We surely fought over which shows to watch!
One of the reasons I love Netflix so much is because we aren’t tied to watching a show when it airs like we were as kids. My girls can take turns picking shows or movies to watch, and we don’t have to stick to a time schedule set by someone else.
Over the last couple years, the girls have discovered several shows they really like only to find out it was one of my favorite shows as a girl. And there are plenty that were their Daddy’s favorite shows too!
Here’s a list of 12 kids TV shows and movies on Netflix that bring back memories of our childhood. Some of them are the originals, and some of them are remakes or movies based upon the TV shows.
- Jem and the Holograms
- My Little Pony
- The Care Bears Movie
- The Smurfs
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
- Scooby Doo
- Inspector Gadget
- Garfield and Friends
And now that Zoë is older, she is getting more into movies than cartoons. She absolutely loves watching 80s movies on Netflix! Here are a few of the must-see 80s movies currently streaming on Netflix.
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Top Gun
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun
- Stand By Me
- The Lost Boys
- The Dark Crystal
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit