Earlier in the summer we went along to a special day to take a look at some of the exclusive content that’s available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. We are loyal customers of Amazon, it’s our first go-to place for most things and we were excited to try out the instant video service. Amazon is actually the UK’s largest online video streaming service with more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes. This is something I hadn’t been aware of, but after browsing we found they have a huge range made up of popular favourites (Peppa Pig, Classic Digimon Seasons, 64 Zoo Lane an films such as Tangled and Toy Story) and new exclusive content and there is plenty for all ages.

The boys have been really enjoying trying out the new exclusive content, meanwhile their Dad and I have been making good use of our subscription by watching several episodes of Arrow each night!

During the event, we had the chance to watch the UK premiere of new show Annedroids aimed at children age 4-7 years. Although it’s for 4-7 Mr R (3) was gripped to it, he is interested in robots so he enjoyed the show. I quite enjoyed it myself too! It is something that you can watch together with your kids if you are in need of some family quality time and down time after busy days out in the summer. I noticed some educational themes in there too. Your child will be learning a bit about science without even noticing that they are learning!

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 12.27.11We also watched a couple of exclusive shows for the preschool age group, Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy.

Tumble Leaf is a lovely gentle show with a calm feel that would be great for winding down. It’s beautifully made and promotes learning through play and exploring science. Mr R has been enjoying this and is always happy to watch.

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 12.27.15Our favourite though was Creative Galaxy. For any family who is into arts and crafts this show is fab! I loved how real life children and crafts were linked in alongside the cartoon part of the story, and that a specific art topic was focused on throughout each episode, to introduce children to different techniques and ideas. For the kids, it really sparks their enthusiasm about creating and for the parent watching alongside it gives you a few new ideas to take and incorporate into your craft activities. The whole show is bright and colourful and very gripping.

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 12.27.19Here are a couple of shots from one of the episodes which focuses on Pointillism, and shows different ways to use this technique to make fun pictures, by painting or even using pom poms for dots!

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 12.27.17To get a better idea of the shows, watch these short clips below:


Annedroids is about a young scientist. Created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a young female genius, her human friends, android assistants and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. Addison Holley (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) stars as “Anne,” Adrianna Di Liello (Stage Fright) plays her friend “Shania,” and Jadiel Dowlin plays “Nick.”

Creative Galaxy

Also available to stream now on Amazon Prime Instant Video is Creative Galaxy, from acclaimed creator Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue (Super Why!, Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Featuring Samantha Bee (The Daily Show), Christian Distefano, Jason Jones (The Daily Show), Cloris Leachman (Malcolm in the Middle) and Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210). In this make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers, characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode will take viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy.

Tumble Leaf

Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Instant Video Tumble Leaf comes from Emmy Award-winning director Drew Hodges and award-winning studio Bix Pix Entertainment. The preschool aged show follows Fig the Fox and his best friend Stick as they discover adventure, friendship and love around every bend. Themes found in the show promote exploration and scientific thinking through play. The talent behind the characters includes Christopher Downs as “Fig” and “Stick,” Zak McDowell as “Hedge,” Addie Zintel as “Pine,” Brooke Wolloff as “Maple” and Alex Trugman as “Ginkgo.”

 These great shows can be downloaded onto your Kindle and watched offline – to keep kids entertained on long journeys in the car this summer.

For just £79 a year Amazon Prime members get unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes through Amazon Prime Instant Video, one-day delivery on over 7 million items from Amazon and access to 500,000 Kindle books to borrow.

Customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/prime.

If you already have Amazon Prime Instant Video what are yours and your kids favourite shows?