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Kids Sing Along Shows & Movies on Netflix

Kids love music, and for good reason… It inspires creativity and can make you feel so good inside that you want to get up and move your body.

That’s one reason we’ve always put an emphasis on the importance of music in our home, and that includes our entertainment. I love how many kids sing along shows and movies that Netflix has for kids of all ages.

Young boy singing happily into a microphone
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Netflix has everything: the best sing along shows for toddlers to teens, movies with singing and dancing, kid friendly musicals and documentaries about your kids’ favorite music artists. There’s something to sing and dance to for kids of all ages (adults included).

If you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s a lot of great musical content for kids on Disney+ too!

Animated Sing-Along Shows for Toddlers & Up

While these sing along cartoons are dearly loved by toddlers, they’re appropriate for kids of all ages. Who doesn’t love musical kid shows?

1. The Beat Bugs.

Rated TV-Y. 3 seasons available.

This adorable Netflix Original kids cartoon features songs from the Beatles, making it one animated show that both kids and parents adore.

Beat Bugs by Netflix Cover Image.

2. Learning Songs by Little Baby Bum.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

This musical kids show teaches kids about numbers, colors, animals and more through simple songs.

3. Story Bots Super Songs.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

This sing along show for toddlers features musical lessons in important learning subjects like science, math, history, emotions and more.

4. Motown Magic.

Rated TV-Y. 2 seasons available.

This colorful musical cartoon brings Motown music to life in a fun and imaginative way. Also highlights street art to bring a new cultural perspective to kids.

Motown Magic show cover.

5. Trolls: The Beat Goes On.

Rated TV-Y. 8 seasons available.

This wildly popular show picks up where the movie left off. Lots of upbeat songs and adventures from Poppy and her friends.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On show cover image.

6. True: Magical Friends.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

This show has a focus on friendship, a fun subject for little ones. True and her sidekick Bartleby love working together to protect the Rainbow Kingdom.

7. Mother Goose Club.

Rated TV-Y. 2 seasons available.

If you’re looking for dancing and singing to classic nursery rhymes and children’s songs, check out Mother Goose Club. Bright, high energy characters are featured in this singing show for babies and toddlers.

8. Beat Bugs: All Together Now.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

A follow up to the original Beat Bugs, in this show the bugs go on their biggest adventure after winning a local talent show. They get to appear on TV on “The Bug Factor,” which is a music competition outside the garden!

Beat Bugs All Together Now Show Cover.

9. Dance & Sing with True.

Rated TV-Y. 1 collection available.

This adorable show is not only a sing along show, but a dance along show too. Get your toddlers up on their feet with this sweet show.

10. Word Party Songs.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

Baby animals Bailey, Franny, Kip, Lulu and Tilley will have your kids up on their feet singing and dancing with their fun collection of kid-friendly music videos.

11. Loo Loo Kids: Johnny & Friends Musical Adventures.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

This colorful animated kids show features lots of singing and dancing for pre-schoolers. Main character, baby Johnny, loves music… especially when his family and friends are involved.

12. ChuChuTV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

This show focuses on turning nursery rhymes into upbeat tunes. It’s sure to have the little ones dancing and learning at the same time.

13. True Tunes.

Rated TV-Y. 1 collection available.

This show blends classic nursery rhymes with modern music videos that are fun for young kids.

14. The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle.

Rated TV-Y. 2 seasons available.

The Wiggles are the top band for pre-schoolers! Your littles ones will have tons of fun getting up and wiggling with the Wiggles!

15. Karma’s World.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

Karma, a middle schooler with a gift for lyrics and big dreams of becoming a famous rapper, uses her talents to face any challenge that comes her way. Also check out Karma’s World: Music Videos.

16. Cocomelon.

Rated TV-Y. 5 seasons.

Kids learn to numbers, letters, animal sounds and more in this cute animated musical series. Includes fun nursery rhymes the whole family can enjoy.

17. Julie’s Greenroom.

Rated TV-Y. 1 season available.

Produced by the Jim Henson Company, Julie’s Greenroom features Julie Andrews. Puppets stage their own musical in this cute series.

Julie's Greenroom series cover image.

Non-Animated Sing-Along Shows for Tweens & Teens.

Tweens and teens want to feel more grown up. Here are some great musical TV shows for kids in this age group.

1. Julie and the Phantoms.

Rated G. 1 season available.

This Netflix Original series quickly became a hit in our home. After losing her mom, Julie finds herself unable to continue making music until something magical happens.

Watch Julie and her band of ghosts wow and inspire with their music in this uplifting series. Unfortunately, there will not be a season 2 of Julie and the Phantoms.

Julie and the Phantoms series cover image.

2. Victorious.

Rated TV-G. 3 seasons available.

This Nickelodeon show follows aspiring singer Tori Vega and her new life at Hollywood Arts High.

3. Go Live Your Way!

Rated TV-G. 2 seasons available.

This show follows Mia and her new life at an elite performing arts school. Includes themes of friendship and interpersonal conflict.

4. Country Comfort.

Rated TV-PG. 1 season available.

This show about a musical family who finds a musical nanny that helps bring love back into their life after their mother passed away.

5. Misfit: The Series.

Rated TV-G. 1 season available.

Music group “the Misfits get ready for their school’s annual musical. Of course, a strict new headmaster puts plenty of challenges in their path.

Kids Movies with Lots of Singing & Dancing.

Check out these kid movies with singing and dancing. There are ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens and teens.

1. JEM and the Holograms.

Rated PG. 1 hour 58 minutes.

A video uploaded to the internet makes “JEM” an overnight sensation. When she goes to Hollywood to pursue her musical dreams of performing and recording an album, obstacles get in her way.

2. Feel the Beat.

Rated TV-G. 1 hour 49 minutes.

After failing in her dreams of performing on Broadway, April returns to her small hometown. She uneagerly agrees to help an untrained group of young dancers get ready for a big competition. And in the process, she finds herself.

3. Pup Star: Better2gether.

Rated G. 1 hour 31 minutes.

This franchise combines cute dogs with musical adventures. Also check out Pup Star: World Tour and Pup Star: Christmas.

4. Big Time Movie.

Rated PG. 1 hour 8 minutes.

This Nickelodeon film follows band Big Time Rush on their first trip to the UK. Misadventures ensue.

5. The Prom.

Rated PG-13. 2 hours 12 minutes.

A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars rally behind a teen in a small Indiana town who wants to attend Prom with her girlfriend.

6. A Week Away: A Musical.

Rated TV-PG. 1 hour 37 minutes.

This Netflix original follows a struggling teen who attends summer camp, makes friends and discovers new things about herself.

7. Work It.

Rated TV-14. 1 hour 33 minutes.

Starring Sabrina Carpenter, Work It follows an awkward yet extremely smart high school student who realizes she needs more than just good grades to get into her dream college. She sets out to learn how to become a dance champion to pad her college application, but finds herself and makes true friends along the way.

8. Hairspray.

Rated PG. 1 hour 56 minutes.

This remake of the original movie Hairspray features an overweight teen who gets cast on a popular dance show. Through that experience, she fights against both racism and sizeism in the 1960s in her hometown of Baltimore.

9. Vivo.

Rated PG. 1 hour 39 minutes.

This adorable animated film on Netflix follows a music-loving kinkajou who goes on the journey of his life in order to deliver a love song to a long-lost friend.

10. Riverdance: The Animated Adventure.

Rated TV-Y7. 1 hour 33 minutes.

Two friends, Irish-born Keegan and Spanish-born Moya, learn how to dance with a magical herd of spirit dear after a heartfelt loss.

11. Honey Girls.

Rated PG. 1 hour 29 minutes.

When 3 young girls with a passion for music enter a talent competition looking for the next huge solo artist, they decide they’re better together and secretly form their own band, Honey Girls. A family musical drama you won’t want to miss, Honey Girls starts Ashanti, Ava Grace and more.

12. Happy Feet.

Rated PG. 1 hour 48 minutes.

This animated feature film features one dancing penguin among many singing penguins. Out of place Mumble worries he’ll never find his soul mate since he can’t compose a heart song, but he sure can dance his heart out.

There are lots of kids movies with singing and dancing on our list of the Best Animated Movies on Netflix if you need more ideas!

13. The Next Step.

Rated TV-G. 1 season available.

This drama show follows young dancers from the Next Step Dance Studio as they attempt to win regional championships.

Kid Friendly Musicals on Netflix.

You don’t need to visit Broadway to expose your kids to musicals. Here are a few kid-friendly Broadway inspired musicals to watch together.

1. Annie.

Rated PG. 2 hours 6 minutes.

The original 1982 musical movie Annie starring Aileen Quinn is now on Netflix. Life isn’t easy for young orphan Annie, but she has her heart set on finding her parents.

2. Shrek the Musical.

Rated G. 2 hours 10 minutes.

If your kids like Shrek the movie, introduce them to the musical with this Tony-award winning Broadway musical adaptation on film.

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3. Blippi The Musical.

Rated TV-Y. 1 hour.

I was only recently introduced to Blippi thanks to some other moms on my Facebook page. In addition his educational show that toddlers love, they can now enjoy Blippi The Musical on Netflix! This big stage performance will have kids up on their feet singing and dancing.

3. My Fair Lady.

Rated G. 2 hours 23 minutes.

In this classic movie from 1964, a woman takes elocution lessons from a professor, who then introduces her to high society.

4. Les Miserables.

Rated PG-13. 2 hours 37 minutes.

This epic tale of love and sacrifice was first performed Broadway in 1985. That musical version was adapted for the screen in 2012.

Documentaries About Musicians on Netflix

If your child has musical dreams or just loves learning about their favorite artists, check out these concerts and documentaries focused on musical artists on Netflix.

1. BLACKPINK Light Up the Sky.

Rated TV-14. 1 hour 19 minutes.

This documentary follows Korean girl pop band BLACKPINK as they pursue sucess.

BLACKPINK documentary film cover image.

2. Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour.

Rated TV-PG. 2 hours 5 minutes.

If your teen enjoys the music of Taylor Swift, they’ll enjoy her performance in Dallas during her Reputation Tour.

3. Shawn Mendes: Live in Concert.

Rated TV-PG. 1 hour 27 minutes.

If your kids love Shawn Mendes, but you can’t attend a concert live, watch this recorded performance as a family.

4. Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On.

Rated TV-PG. 1 season available.

This documentary starts at the beginning of Garth Brooks’ career and follows his rise to fame.

There are tons of other concerts and documentaries about musicians on Netflix, but most of them are targeted to an older audience, not kids. If your family enjoys documentaries, check out my list of the Best Documentaries on Netflix and my review of the Curiosity Stream Documentary Streaming Service.

Musical Game Show Competitions

If your family is into watching game shows and reality TV shows, here are some options for you.

1. Sing On!

Rated TV-PG. 1 season available.

This karaoke competition hosted by character Titus Burgess is fun and hilarious. Not all singers can hit all notes! Also look for Spain and Germany editions.

2. Voices of Fire.

Rated TV-PG. 1 season available.

Bishop Ezekiel Williams teams up with his superstar nephew Pharrell to build a non-traditional yet inspiring gospel choir.

How to Use Musicals in Homeschooling

Sing-along shows and movies can be incorporated into homeschooling, much in the way we use Educational Shows & Documentaries in our homeschool planning.

The idea about homeschooling is to keep it fun and interesting. Here are a few ideas you can implement with sing-along shows & movies.

  1. Create a dance. Kids can create a dance that goes to their favorite song and perform it for you. Then they can teach it to you for extra fun.
  2. Create a song. Often kids are inspired by the music they hear, so ask them to create a song for you and perform it.
  3. Write a poem. Maybe creating a song isn’t your kid’s jam, so ask them to write a poem.
  4. Write a report. I lay out exactly how we do reports from TV shows on our Educational Shows for Homeschoolers on Netflix post.

If you need a break from all of the singing and dancing, be sure to check out my lists for the Best Animated Family Movies and the Best Non-Animated Family Movies on Netflix.

If you’ve watched everything there is to see on Netflix, there’s always Hulu, Disney+, Curiosity Stream (a documentary focused online entertainment service that’s less than $20 per year) and Amazon Prime Video!

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