10 Family-Friendly Shows You And Your Children Can Enjoy On Showmax

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As a family, spending quality time together is of the utmost importance. While going out to the arcade, for picnics, or even camping sounds great, it does not hurt to have family bonding time at home. While there, you can enjoy family time without all the fuss of moving around. One great way of making the most of family time while at home is watching shows on TV. Showmax has a wide range of family-friendly shows you and your children are guaranteed to enjoy. To help you get started, here are a couple of shows you can find once you have subscribed.

K. C. Undercover

KC Undercover

The show stars Zendeya taking on the role of the main character KC Cooper. She is a smart high school student who discovers that her parents are spies for a secret government agency called The Organisation. When she is recruited to join them, she has to learn to balance her school life, spy life and her social life. The series is about her journey as she struggles to succeed in all her roles alongside her best friend. The show is a fun action comedy featuring genuine laughs and relatable characters. The action is not graphic or violent. It is a great show especially if you have children in their pre-teen years who can relate to KC’s struggles.

Rating- PG 10-12

The Good Witch

The Good Witch

When Cassandra Nightingale moves into a new house that is thought to be haunted, things get a little interesting. The show is set in a small community of people where everyone knows everyone’s business. Right after Cassandra moves in, strange magical things begin to happen. Though the show’s premise includes a little magic, it is more about how compassion and empathy can transform people around you. The show is not only a great watch for you and your children but it highlights issues children go through every day such as bullying, being judged based on looks and how to overcome these challenges.

Rating-PG 8+

True Jackson

    True Jackson

Teen Fashionista True Jackson lands the opportunity of a lifetime when she gets an expected dream job. She becomes the youth apparel Vice President at style executive Max’s fashion label. It is a show that shows the struggle of becoming a young and successful teen while still trying to be a young adult too. The children can learn a thing or two about growing up but still enjoying their childhood.

Rating-PG 7-9

The Smurfs

The Smurfs

If you have already watched the movies based on the same title, then you know this is a show that’s not to be missed. If you have not, I recommend that you do watch the movies too. The series is a continuous tale of the little blue people who are named according to their most dominant traits. They spend their day going on fun adventures as they try to avoid their arch-nemesis. The Smurfs knows no age and you will find yourself cracking up as loud as your children do.

Rating: G

Liv and Maddie

Liv and Maddie

The show is about identical twins sisters who are very different. They may look alike but their personalities are polar opposites. Liv and Maddie is a classical sitcom with a lot of teen drama mashed into comical flair. Their younger brothers also steal a couple of scenes with their clever pranks and schemes. It is an entertaining show especially if your children are at that stage where they cannot seem to get along. The show is a great example of the need to appreciate the unique qualities in yourself while also learning to appreciate your siblings’ traits too.

Rating-PG 10-12

Mr Bean

Mr Bean- Animation

Now, this is a classic. The show was such a great hit that they made an animated show just so the children could join in the fun. We walk with Mr Bean as he stumbles through life one mistake after another. It is a show full of hilarious scenes showcasing Mr Bean’s stupid decisions that lead him into even more trouble. I can guarantee this is the perfect comedic entertainment for both you and the children.

Rating-G

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Marvel Avengers Assemble

If you are and your children are fans of comic book heroes then this is should definitely be on your TV watch list. The show follows The Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawk-Eye, The Hulk and Black Widow as they take on villains in order to protect the world. It is an action-packed series and allows you to bond with your children as you select your favourite superheroes. It contains violence of some kind so you may want to keep it away from the younger ones.

Rating-PGV 10

The Haunted Hathaways

The Haunted Hathaways

Going by the name, the show seems like a scary horror series but I can assure you it is not. It does have ghosts but the friendly, funny kind. Michelle Hathaway and her two daughters Taylor and Frankie move to a new city after Michelle’s divorce. They open a bakery only to find it already occupied by the Prestons, who have haunted the house for many years. Join both families on a journey to peaceful co-existence. They, of course, cannot seem to stop butting heads, which provides great entertainment for all.

Rating-PG 6+

SpongeBob Squarepants

SpongeBob Squarepants

This show has probably been running long before your children were born. However, that is the allure of it. It is an old cartoon but it is very entertaining. Deep in the Pacific Ocean lives a square-shaped fun-loving sponge called SpongeBob. He lives in a community with other sea creatures, each with interesting personalities. Take your kids on an adventure as we see the sweetest Sponge of sorts gets into trouble without even trying. It will crack you up in the weirdest ways.

Rating-G

Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush

What would happen if you woke up and found that your children were famous? Not because of anything bad but because of talent. Well, this show is exactly about that. Four teenage friends move to Los Angeles along with one of their mums to pursue their musical careers. They soon realise it takes more than just talent to make it big. At a time where some shows depict stars being overnight success stories, this show reminds children and their parents that hard work and persistence are much-needed traits to bring your dreams to life. However, the journey does not have to be that gloomy. It is full of fun and laughter too.

Rating- PG 6+

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Download and watch later

Another plus when it comes to subscribing to Showmax is that you do not have always have to have an internet connection to watch your favourite shows and movies. You can download up to 25 shows to your tablet or smartphone and watch them offline. Family time can also be spent as you travel and you and your kid can watch as you wait to get to your destination.

If you are still unsure about subscribing to Showmax, here are a couple reasons to help you make the decision. Showmax: 6 Reasons Why You Should Try It

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