I'm a child pro & these are the best TV shows for your kids to watch – and what I'd always steer clear of | The Sun
7th February 2023

MOST parents will understand the lingering worry in the back of their mind that their child is having too much screen time, or that they’ve come to rely on the TV or iPad to help keep their kid occupied. 

But one mum has shared how this can be a thing of the past if you ensure your little one is tuning into the right kinds of shows on the box. 

Kelly Media Enos, who is a ‘gentle parenting’ pro, maintains that certain TV programmes can not only entertain, but will also teach, nurture and develop their emotions – taking away parents’ guilt once and for all. 

The mum-of-one has already made quite a name for herself on social media by sharing how she is a ‘gentle parent’ to her son George, three.

Her TikTok account @kellymedinaenos has amassed 453.6k followers and counting, and she regularly shares the ups and downs of motherhood and how she goes about it. 

She explains: “Gentle parenting approaches discipline in families by using positive language, saying ‘no’ less, avoiding ‘a naughty step’.

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“Instead it’s about helping your toddler understand their feelings, setting clear boundaries. 

“Changing a few things you say to be more positive can help you find out what works for you. It’s not a magic wand that works overnight!”

And the TikTok star has exactly the same mindset when it comes to getting the most out of the often overwhelming choice of children’s TV programmes parents can choose from. 

Here, Kelly exclusively reveals to Fabulous her go-to guide on what children should be watching, plus she lifts the lid on the two shows she wouldn’t recommend her son – or others his age – watch under any circumstance. 

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What is it? The animated series follows the much-loved animal called ‘Happy’ and their lovable friends as they take on life’s trials and tribulations. 

Available to watch: ITVBe or YouTube 

Kelly’s verdict: “This show is great because it teaches children about their different emotions and how to deal with them. 

“The series is easy to follow for young children and we always spend time discussing the storyline afterwards.”


What is it? The bubbly TV personality is on hand to entertain the little ones in your life, as the larger-than-life character gets everyone joining in the fun. 

Available to watch: CBeebies and YouTube

Kelly’s verdict: “It’s a brilliant show because it teaches British Sign Language/Makaton. 

“It should be a staple in every family – it’s so important.”

This show is great because it teaches children about their different emotions and how to deal with them


What is it? The popular series charts the adventures of a Blue Heeler puppy called Bluey, and the rest of her family

Available to watch: BBC iPlayer and YouTube

Kelly’s verdict: “We love Bluey as every episode has a really lovely storyline and characters. 

“It’s definitely a family favourite in our home.”


What is it? The adorable live-action young boy sets off in search of new discoveries in his Blippi Mobile, alongside his robotic cat and dog buddies, Tabbs and D.Bo. 

Available to watch: Netflix

Kelly’s verdict: “Children can learn so much from Blippi, including how to have good manners, colour recognition, new words, and fun facts.

“It’s really engaging.”

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What is it? This music-filled extravaganza introduces kids to the band The Wiggles, as they sing, dance and introduce your children to the wonderful world of sound. 

Available to watch: Netflix

Kelly’s verdict: “This series is lovely for any aspiring musicians.

“The perfect show to put on for any music loving child.”

Children can learn so much from Blippi



What is it? The animated series puts its own twist on traditional nursery rhymes with a group of fun characters.

Available to watch: Netflix and YouTube

Kelly’s verdict: “I find this way too overstimulating for children.

“The way it changes clips every 1-3 seconds is just too much.”


What is it? In each episode, the animated pig embarks on another of life’s great adventures, meeting new people along the way. 

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Kelly’s verdict: “I find Peppa is often rude and ill-mannered to others around her – something I don’t want my son, George, or any other kids to emulate.”

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