Top 10 Educational shows for your kids

Nov 6, 2013 at 2:33 p.m. ET

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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