Netflix Spanish kids’ shows can be a great source of input for little learners. Now, we all know to limit screen time for kids, right? BUT… videos really can be an incredible tool for providing authentic and rich language for little learners. I’m not a native Spanish-speaker and can’t provide a completely fluent environment for my kids, who get more time with me than my native-speaking husband. So we rely on music, books, and shows to round out the input. Sometimes it’s funny to hear my three-year-old bust out a phrase I know I’ve never used (¡Ay, cielos! from Pooh).
Netflix has a fair amount of shows with audio in Spanish, and here’s a list of my top picks. It’s worth noting that they pull and add shows, so this list might change. Lucky for us, most Netflix original series are available in multiple languages. Here are my top picks:
1. Puffin Rock: We love, love, love this show! It’s nature-based, with lovely graphics and sweet story-lines. The audio is very clear and understandable, and would be perfect for learners who understand a fair amount of Spanish, but aren’t fluent yet.
2. Winnie the Pooh: This is another favorite. Unfortunately, the original movies are no longer available, but there are still several to choose from. High-quality visuals and high-quality audio and music.
3. Clifford: There are tons of episodes with audio in Spanish, both in the original series and Clifford’s Puppy Days.
4. Curious George: Currently, you can find four Curious George movies in Spanish on Netflix. These aren’t my very favorites, but many kids will like this.
5. Little Baby Bum: This is a series of popular children’s songs and nursery rhymes available in Spanish. Listening to songs is really one of the most effective ways to learn a language, and would be perfect for little ones.
Below are series we haven’t necessarily seen or watch, but are in Spanish. Let me know if you love any and would recommend them!
1. Veggie Tales in the House
2. 72 Cutest Animals (a nature show)
3. The Hive
4. Care Bears & Cousins
5. Beat Bugs
6. Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales
7. Ask the Storybots
8. Word Party
10. Luna Petunia
11. Justin Time Go!
12. Inspector Gadget
13. Masha and the Bear
And movies (some aren’t toddler-appropriate):
1. The Little Prince
3. The Fox and the Hound
4. The Wings of Life (nature documentary)
5. Lilo & Stitch
6. Kung Fu Panda
7. Brother Bear
9. All the Mickey Mouse movies
10. Disney Short Films
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