Cocomelon is truly a favorite of toddlers worldwide. Averaging 129.3 billion views, it is no wonder that why YouTube sensation that specializes in 3D animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and their own original children’s songs is such a hit. However, there are five additions to Cocomelon that feature Black characters and kids. Save these to your playlist now!

1. It’s Cody Time


If your little one is a Cocomelon fan then he is definitely familiar with JJ’s best friend Cody. It’s Cody Time, is the anticipated spin-ff that will follow JJ’s best friend, classmate, and next-door neighbor as he becomes a big brother.

2. Gracie’s Corner

Photo Credit: Gracie’s Corner/YouTube

According to the Gracie’s Corner official website, it was created in 2020 to provide quality content for children to enjoy. To offer our songs and videos to our viewers for free, we joined YouTube the same year. This platform has allowed us to reach thousands of children and their families. In addition to amazing content, the Gracie’s Corner website features free workbooks and resources so that children can follow along and/or reinforce what they have learned.

3. Circle Time With Ms. Monica

Photo Credit: Circle Time With Ms. Monica/YouTube

According to, Circle Time With Ms. Monica is where parents and toddlers need to be! As an early childhood educator for over 18 years, Circle Time With Ms. Monica features learning content for toddlers and preschoolers that is fun, engaging, and takes the guilt out of screen time. Ms. Monica’s channel helps children explore, grow, and learn preschool basics like shapes, numbers, and letters.

4.  Bino & Fino

Photo Credit: Bino & Fino/YouTube

Bino and Fino are always up and ready for adventure. This cartoon series, featuring this brother and sister duo from Nigeria also has an animal friend, Zeena the Magic Butterfly, that accompanies the Bino & Fino as they discover and learn about not only Africa, but the rest of the world.

5. Super Sema

Photo Credit: Super Sema/Kukua/YouTube

Per, Super Sema is the first African kid-superhero animated series about an ordinary young girl on an extraordinary mission to protect her African village from a heartless villain and his army of pesky robots. The series empowers and inspires the next generation of children to change the world through curiosity, creativity, and STEAM.

Want more of these amazing shows that feature Black characters and kids, click here. Do you have a favorite that didn’t make the list? Let us know by sounding-off and commenting below. We want to hear from you!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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