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.

Fraggle Rock (HBO)

If you grew up in the ‘80s, then you’ll probably welcome the wonderful world of Fraggle Rock with open arms. Now available on HBO (or HBO via amazon prime), this classic show follows the story of Jim Henson’s slightly scraggly muppet-like creatures: the fraggles, the doozers, and the gorgs. There’s singing, dancing, little to no violence, and a sweet way of looking at big issues like inclusion, sustainability and cultural differences. With six seasons to enjoy, streaming this show could be the perfect opportunity to plop yourself down next to your little patient for serious snuggle time, which is just what the doctor ordered.

Ages: 6 & up.

Online: playhbogo.com or amazon.com

photo: courtesy Jim Henson Company


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

—Gabby Cullen with Melissa Heckscher