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9 Kid-Calming Animated Children’s Books On Netflix & Amazon Prime Video

Last updated on July 16th, 2019

***In January 2019 Netflix has taken off ALL of these shows BUT Stick Man. They are still on Amazon Prime. Netflix has done this before and added them back pretty fast so don’t give up looking for them***

I admit it, I am one of “those” Moms that turns on the TV and directs my oldest to “sit down and calm down”. (My kid has more energy, spunk and I don’t even know than 10 children.)

I am also one of “those” Moms who puts on a TV show or movie before bed to transition into sleep mode.

My oldest, Jade, needs that time to unwind before books and bed, otherwise, she is doing burpees while singing upside down.

We have a set of go-to shows on Netflix & Amazon Prime that we put on and it’s almost like instant relaxation for her. All of which, just happen to be best-selling children’s books.

Four of them are narrated in an English accent, two of them by Helena Bonham Carter (If you’re a HP fan you know who I am talking about).

The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and Stick Man are all written by the same author, Julia Donaldson and are animated in the same style.

I don’t know what it is about an English accent but it can be so soothing. Half of the time I am falling asleep while I am watching them with her.

I may have a thing for British audiobooks. I listen to Pride & Prejudice on YouTube read by Karen Savage to put myself to sleep most nights.

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Children’s Animated Books On Netflix & Amazon Prime Video

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is available on Netflix & Amazon Prime. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
It was nominated for an Oscar in 2011

Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo’s Child is available on Netflix & Amazon Prime. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
This one is Jade’s favorite, she is almost guaranteed to fall asleep while watching it.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom is available on Netflix & Amazon Prime. Narrated by Simon Pegg.
This one is my favorite!

Stick Man

Stick Man is available Netflix on Amazon Prime. Narrated by Jennifer Saunders

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories

Other stories: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Very Quiet CricketThe Mixed-Up Chameleon, I See A Song

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories is on Netflix only. It has all 5 Eric Carle books in one movie! Just search Netlfix for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and it will pop up.
This one is Rayne’s favorite. I think it’s all the bright colors.

We love all of these book-movies, and often have them going for background noise.

Has your family seen any of these? What is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Animated children's books on Netflix and Amazon prime for hyperactive children. Five Eric Carle classic books, and four calming reads by Julia Donaldson. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Papa please get the moon for me, The very quiet cricket, I see a song, The mixed-up chameleon, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, Stick Man. Kids books.


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. My older son used to love Room on the Broom and Stick Man. We should probably check out rest of these animated children’s books too. I think my kids might find some new favourites.

    1. Thank you!!! Yes, I love that one and it was a fav of my two year olds. I really hope Netflix gets all the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom shows back! When watch them every single night and I don’t know why but, it feels like such a hassle trying to look them up on Amazon prime. I should be just thankful they are on a platform at all!

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