Children’s programming continues to expand. So many options now exist including kid’s shows that represent a broader range of storytelling.

Representation is crucial to a child’s development. Young people must see themselves reflected early on across different mediums. In addition to representation, accurate portrayals of various backgrounds, ethnicities and more play a role in personal development and identity. 

In the spirit of amplifying young Black stories, 21Ninety rounded up our top recommendations to share with your little ones when they need a new show to add to their rotation. 

Ada Twists, Scientist

This series is perfect for little ones interested in science. “Ada Twists, Scientist” follows a young girl and her two best friends as they use experiments and research to answer life’s biggest questions. The show also includes real experts who help explain solutions to big problems in a fun and easy-to-understand manner.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

This animated show focuses on the adventures of a 13-year-old super genius who uses her powers to fight off villains. As the protector of her New York neighborhood, Moon Girl fights off evil spirits and confronts social issues that impact her community. With the help of her partner in crime Devil Dinosaur, the dynamic pair ward off any danger that comes their way.

Cody Time

A spinoff to the kid favorite “Cocomelon,” this program features everyday instances in Cody Green’s daily routine. From going shopping to celebrating monumental milestones, children enjoy viewing Cody as he tackles what life throws at him. The visual aspect is one of the best parts of the show. In addition to the catchy tunes, kids are left inspired by watching this spinoff.

Circle Time With Ms. Monica

Remote learning and homeschooling were top priorities during the pandemic when Ms. Monica started her kids’ show. With a 20-year background in early childhood education, she took her skills to YouTube to help parents with additional learning components for toddlers and preschoolers. Her engaging content includes teaching young minds about shapes, numbers, letters, colors, and so much more.