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Screen-time treats: family-friendly movies and educational apps

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You know what they say, everything in moderation – and that includes screens. 

In fact, in times of difficulty (ahem, coronavirus pandemic), experts say that you don’t need to feel guilty about screen-time. Instead, they recommend concentrating on three factors. You can read more on that here.

So let go of the guilt, cuddle up on the couch and settle in with a list of family-friendly movies the kids can stream right now – as well as our top pick for education apps. 

Best movies for kids

  • Barbie: Life In The Dream House (Netflix)
  • Bee Movie (Netflix, Stan, Foxtel)
  • Best of The Wiggles (Netflix)
  • Blippi (YouTube)
  • Chip and Potato (Netflix)
  • Dennis the Menace (Netflix)
  • Despicable Me 1 and 2 (Netflix, Stan)
  • Free Willy (Foxtel, Netflix)
  • Frozen 2 (Disney +)
  • H20: Just Add Water (Netflix)
  • Happy Feet (Netflix, Stan)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Netflix)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (Stan, Netflix)
  • Kung Fu Panda (Stan, Netflix)
  • Madagascar (Netflix, Stan)
  • Masha and the Bear (Netflix)
  • Matilda (Netflix, Foxtel)
  • Motown Magic (Netflix)
  • Paw Patrol (Stan, Foxtel)
  • Rugrats The Movie (Stan, Foxtel)
  • Shaun the Sheep (Stan, Netflix)
  • Shrek (Netflix)
  • Story Bots (Netflix)
  • Super Monsters (Netflix)
  • The Gruffalo’s Child (ABC iView)
  • The Karate Kid (Netflix, Stan)
  • The Land Before Time (Netflix)
  • The Lego Movie (Stan)
  • The Secret Life of Pets (Netflix, Foxtel)
  • Trolls Holiday (Netflix)
  • Wallace and Gromit (Netflix, Stan, Foxtel)

Best apps for kids

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