Educational Shows For Kids

The top 10 educational shows you won't feel bad about your kid watching this fall. They'll teach your children skills from reading and math to social behaviors and problem-solving!
1

Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman

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This show teaches kids fun facts about the world through scavenger hunts, light competition and friendly games. Intended audience: 6 to 12 years old. Available online and on PBS.

2

PEG + CAT

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This show is focused on developing math skills through strategic problem-solving with an emphasis on real-world word problems. Intended audience: 3 to 5 years old. Available on PBS beginning Oct. 7.

3

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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This classic children's show allows children to solve age-appropriate problems such as shape and color selection. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on Disney.

4

Yo Gabba Gabba


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The creative, outlandish nature of Yo Gabba Gabba is friendly for all ages, introducing children to concepts of sound, problem-solving and self-expression. It also introduces popular artists in each episode. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on Nickelodeon.

5

Sesame Street

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Classic! Sesame Street has been in production since 1969, educating children about everything from music, humor, problem-solving, numbers and colors to tolerance of diversity, affective concerns like pregnancy, the loss of a loved one and natural disasters. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on PBS.

6

Pocoyo

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The Spanish and English mix in this show is educational for small children to watch and learn Spanish phrases and help them develop basic problem-solving skills. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on Nickelodeon.

7

Nai Hao, Kai-Lan

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Like Pocoyo, this show mixes English and a foreign language. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan incorporates Mandarin Chinese show while helping viewers to develop basic skills such as counting, spelling and mathematics. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on Nickelodeon.

8

Super WHY!

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Super WHY! was created to teach young children the fundamentals of reading: the alphabet, spelling, phonics, pronunciation and how to properly use words. Intended audience: 3 to 6 years old. Available on PBS.

9

Little Einsteins

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Created to teach children about historically acclaimed musicians and artists, this show has developed into an award-winning children's show, encouraging viewer participation. Intended audience: 3 to 6 years old. Available on Disney.

10

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates helps viewers form beneficial social skills by solving puzzles called "pirate problems" and giving subtle cues to social values and behaviors. Intended audience: 3 to 8 years old. Available on Disney.

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Apeksha February 04, 2014 | 12:51 AM

Sid The Science Kid is an award winning show produced by The Jim Henson. Science with brain Cafe -A café where Science is always on the menu! A perfect hangout where children can learn all about science concepts, theories and its applications.

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