When you’ve got a sick kid at home, prepping yourself with an arsenal of easy activities is as important as disinfecting everything she may have touched in the last 48 hours. To help you out, we’ve got a list of quality entertainment perfect for an afternoon or two of couch crashing. Flip through the slideshow below to see our top picks for your favorite little people to watch while they’re on the mend.

Hanazuki: Full of Treasures (YouTube)

Head to a far-off moon galaxy with Hanazuki, a darling new character from Hasbro (a first in animation from the game and toy giant). She’s sweet, has good friends, and is on one seriously awesome journey to discover exactly how she can save her moon from dark forces. Expect a lot of color, a lot of surprises, and a lot of talk about feelings: Hanazuki discovers that her ever-changing moods are so powerful that they just may be the key to saving the galaxy. Look for fun characters like Little Dreamer, a sleepy moon child, Dazzlessence Jones, the self-appointed sheriff of Hanazuki’s moon, and others. Did we mention there are also unicorns?

Ages: 7 & up.

Online: YouTube or YouTube kids app


What’s in your kiddo’s queue when under the weather? Share with us in a Comment below! 

—Gabby Cullen with Melissa Heckscher