ABC Kids Shows: 12 of the Best to Watch Right Now

  • Toddlers

Since the early 1990s, ABC Kids has been providing screened entertainment for Australian kids to learn and connect with colourful characters, and for us parents to harness a little daily downtime. Today, ABC Kids is still coming to the rescue with ABC kids shows, only now, parents and preschoolers can tune into their favourite shows anytime thanks to ABC iView - god bless the internet!

Here are 12 of the best ABC Kids shows preschool kids are obsessing over.

1. Bluey

Ah, Bluey! Aside from teaching us how to be a better parent, Bluey is the most downloaded show on ABC iView and has taken the world by storm since Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit came onto our screens in 2018. The charming and wholesome adventures from the family of 4 pooches can be watched over and over again thanks to ABC Kids.

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2. The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo's Child

Arguably Julia Donaldson's most famous story, the scariest creature in the woods comes to life on the screen in The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, both of which are now streaming on ABC iView. Room on the Broom is another Julia Donaldson favourite to add to your list of ABC Kids shows.

3. Play School

Did you really even have a childhood if you didn't watch Play School? Play School has been going since 1966 and still thrills kids with awesome characters, adventures, learning and more. Check out the whole team on ABC Kids now.

4. Dirtgirlworld

If you're looking for a show to entertain as well as educate kids, it's dirtgirlworld to the rescue with her gumboots and knowledge on outdoor play and sustainable, green living. 

5. Peppa Pig

If you've ever wondered why your little one seems to speak with a British accent, you've got Peppa Pig to thank for that! The British animated show delights preschoolers as they watch all the crazy antics of Peppa, her brother George, and Mummy and Daddy Pig - oink!

6. Andy's Adventures

Adventurous kids can't get enough of Andy, his friend Hatty and their time-travelling clock, which takes them on adventures all over the world. Some of our favourite Andy's Adventures include Andy's Aquatic Adventures, Andy's Wild Adventures, and Andy's Dinosaur Adventures, all part of ABC Kids shows. 

7. Octonauts

The adventures continue with Octonauts, a team of underwater explorers who will stop at nothing to traverse underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect the ocean. 

8. Love Monster

Love Monster is an adorable ABC Kids show that teaches children that it's what's on the inside that really counts, as they watch Love Monster tackle being the only hairy monster in a town full of cute and cuddly animals. 

9. The Wiggles

Go on, you know the words - Ready, steady, Wiggle! If you can handle all the singing and perpetual merriment, The Wiggles can be live and doing the propeller in your house round-the-clock thanks to ABC Kids shows. 

10. Mister Maker

One for all the crafty kids, Mister Maker takes craftercise to a whole new level. Phil Gallagher is Mister Maker himself and, along with Tocky, loves entertaining preschoolers with his Minute-Made Time, The Shapes Dance, Frame It and more.

11. Rusty Rivets

For kids who love all things robots, Rusty Rivets follows the tale of young inventor Rusty who, along with his friends, salvages rusty scrap metal to create robots to assist him in his adventures. 

12. PJ Masks

Thanks to ABC Kids shows, the thrilling adventures of PJ Masks' Catboy, Owlette and Gecko can be watched every day of the week as they try and outsmart their arch-nemeses, Romeo, Luna Girl, Night Ninja and others. 

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