Technology has become deeply ingrained in today’s culture that the new generations have made tablets, phones, gadgets and all kinds of devices a staple in their everyday lives – especially the television. Kids have a determined curiosity for just about everything which makes the television a sort of double-edged sword. It exposes your kids to all kinds of information and it’s your job to filter that information and show them only the educational ones.
So to help you protect your kids from the so-called “bad TV”, here’s a list of all the best educational TV shows that won’t only provide your kids some useful information but will also help nurture them:
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
From the widely-popular kids’ channel Disney, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a classic TV show intended for children aged three to eight years old. The show helps kids solve age-appropriate problems such as identifying shapes and color selection just to name a few.
Who will ever forget Elmo and Big Bird? This classic children’s TV show is perhaps the most successful educational show that has ever aired. Back with studies from experts, Sesame Street is designed to effectively teach children basic skills in a fun and enjoyable way. Having been in production since the late 60’s, Sesame Street has been educating children about music, problem-solving, colors, humor, numbers and even socio-cultural subjects like tolerance of diversity, loss of a loved one and natural disasters.
Another show from Disney, Little Einsteins was produced to educate children about historically acclaimed artists and musicians. Over time, the show garnered numerous awards and has encpouraged participative viewing.
Dora the Explorer
One of the biggest hits in educational TV, Dora the Explorer is carried on Nickelodeon which makes use of the fun in adventure to educate kids about informed decision-making. It became a world-wide hit after having been translated in numerous languages – Swedish, Thai, Tamil, Spanish, Serbian, Polish and Mandarin just to name a few.