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Best Kids’ TV Shows: 5 that will secretly have your kids learning while watching

You might even want to watch these kids’ TV shows with your littles!

If your kid’s screen time is making a jump, it doesn’t have to be a negative thing! There are many quality, engaging, and educational children’s TV shows out there – you just have to know where to look.

Polly Conway, Senior TV Editor at Common Sense Media, shares what makes a kids’ TV show great and offers recommendations for quality content. These shows are so good, your child won’t even realize they’re learning through all the laughing.

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5 of the Best Kids’ TV Shows

When recommending TV shows, Common Sense Media focuses on a few key criteria. Quality, age appropriateness, positive messages, and the “watch together” factor are important considerations. Polly emphasizes the importance of shows that families can enjoy collectively.

Apple TV+: Frog and Toad, 3+

For Apple TV+, Polly recommends “Frog and Toad,” a charming show about two best friends who navigate their differences to achieve common goals. The slow-paced, gentle nature of the show makes it a hit among preschoolers and their parents.

Amazon Prime: The Stinky and Dirty Show, 3+

On Amazon Prime, “The Stinky and Dirty Show,” features a garbage truck and a backhoe engaging in problem-solving adventures. This show caters to kids who love vehicles and enjoy figuring things out.

Disney: Star Wars Adventures, 5+

For Disney enthusiasts, Polly points to a Star Wars adventure show designed for kids ages 5 and older. It offers a gentler introduction to the Star Wars universe, keeping the excitement without the intensity found in the adult versions.

Netflix: StoryBots Answer Time, 5+

“StoryBots Answer Time” on Netflix introduces kids to robots answering their real-life questions, making learning fun and informative. This show is also great for families to watch together.

HBO Max: My Adventures with Superman, 8+

On HBO Max, “My Adventures with Superman” brings a lighter, anime-inspired take on the iconic superhero. It’s a goofy and fun series, perfect for kids who enjoy a less intense superhero experience.

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