Best PBS Kids Shows
The Top Ten
Arthur is a good show. The characters have tons of depth and are like able. The plots are well done and the humour is in the right place at the right time. But you know what my favorite thing about this show is? It is really mature. It has dealt with cancer, dyslexia and 9/11 and those were all interesting episodes with smart writing. It doesn't throw random crap at the screen. - Puga
Hey Arthur fans! Let's get Arthur back to number one! That's the way it was before, and that's the way it should be! We Arthur fans shouldn't get thumbs down for liking Arthur! Unlike Sesame Street, which just helps kids get ready for school, Arthur helps kids deal with more important things like cancer and dyslexia! Vote for Arthur! And Sesame Street fans, instead of shoving your opinions down our throats, just make a remix of the list!
Yep. Sesame Street was my childhood, but Arthur is now one of my favorite shows. It's the reason I get bullied in school for watching PBS Kids, along with Wild Kratts. Great job, PBS. - PizzaGuy
Not a really bad show, but don't watch the show if you don't want to get made fun of. I don't watch the show because I'm about 15 years old now, watching better shows like King of the Hill. To let you know, Don't watch this show, unless if you have extremely overprotective parents that don't even let you watch SpongeBob.
This show is so relatable, it taught me life lessons. Its sad that now, it has a crappy flash animation.. - MasterNoobertV 155 Comments
Really number 3? No no no no sesame street is number one I don't watch it anymore but its still should be number one who ever voted dragon tales at number one hasn't seen sesame street before cooke monster is a awesome character and so is elmo and if it didn't make first then people are just dumb really guys arthur before sesame street come on now lets use are brains for a second and think ss nation my brotha its kj and I will always love sesame street till the day I die any ways that's all I wanted to say.
Me Abby and All my Teachers Love it and its Way Better than Barney
Sesame Street deserves a season 46 for being the best show on PBS kids!
I remember watching this when I was a kid - flaggy0666V 129 Comments
Did you know the kratt brothers are REAL people? Yep. Why are superwhy, barney, oh I don't like arthur either BARNEY IS THE WORST! Come on people! This is actually educational! I mean, I still learn from this... ( I admit it ok? Its embarrassing! ) it teaches you about animals, plus really funny! An adult could watch it and learn, at least its in front of wordgirl UGH SHE GETS ON MY NERVES! YOU can't JUST BE A SUPERHERO AND KEEP IT SECRET, JUST FIGHTING WITH WORDS! AND YOUR TELLING THE EVIL PEOPLE THE SECRETS THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS! AND, AND, AND, UGH YOU FIGHT PEOPLE SO DUMB THAT I COULD BEAT WITH MY SKILLS INSTEAD OF SUPERPOWERS OR WEAPONS! Ugh sorry shes just horrible. Anyway! This should be higher up because you know, animals aren't as creepy as they seem and wild kratts seem to prove that!
This show is amazing! I can watch it with my kids anywhere at anytime by either watching it on television or on computer. We can learn about any animals from different countries and it's also really funny because of adventure comedy. The characters are very friendly and very helpful. Creature powers are awesome and epic for having super powers of any animals and very useful to fight against villains in the show. This show is really worth both the education and entertainment for anyone!
My two sons absolutely love Wild Kratts. After we discovered this show, they named each other Martin and Chris, and it helped them to become better brothers. Also, they learnt so much about different animals and different countries. Kids and parents dream come true show! We hope there will be more episodes:-))
(Let me tell you, there are better girl superheroes. The Glitter Force and the Winx forever! ) no it’s just a furry showV 60 Comments
It's annoying sometimes, but overall a great show!
My brother loves this show so much since he loves monkeys.It's so good and funny.But I really hate Bill so much.He thinks George is a "city kid".Gosh he's not a kid.he's A MONKEY
I'm 12 and still watch it!
I still sometimes watch itV 47 Comments
Here's something that a lot of you people don't know. Fred didn't only act in this show. He also wrote the scripts, he wrote the music, and did the Neighborhood of Make Believe Puppuets. And something that I find interesting is that he can appeal not just to little kids and babies. But to people of all ages. Heck, I had barely even heard of this show when I was little, but when I was in 5th grade, I watched it on Saturday mornings because the PBS station in the city that I live in broadcasted it on Saturdays, and I enjoyed it. How he appealed to so many kids, I'll never guess, but he was the '80's version of Barney in my eyes (in the respect that all the little kids loved him, not the stupidity level). Thumbs up if you have ever been enchanted by Fred Rogers - greatesttop10s
As kids, my brother and I never wanted to miss an episode of Mister Rogers', even if it was one we'd seen before. We were throughly entertained, but learned so much. In a world full of educational toys ready to teach even one years their ABCs, it was important that someone taught us about our emotions/feelings and how to handle them. We all had a friend in Mister Rogers.
That Show Was My Favorite PBS Kids Show of All Time
Mister Rogers was such a great role model, who always respected his viewers/neighbors. - thomwimV 21 Comments
I understood math thanks to this show, and it still teaches me even today. It even shows you how to apply that math in nature and pretty much everyday life, and if you don't know how it will help you, you got those funny For Real segments to give you an example. Cyberchase is pretty much the only PBS Kids show that I still watch, and it still airs new episodes, even if they take a long time. Despite it's simple math, you will still learn because it sometimes shows subjects you either forgot or didn't learn to apply well. And not just the educational part is awesome, the adventure is so much fun, and expect to have a great time with the characters, where even the secondary ones manage to get major development once in a while.
Cyberchase is the best show ever made! I didn't hear about it until season 8 was premiering, because I was living in Florida when the series first premiered, and I don't get the show in Florida. But now that I love in New York, where they do air it, I can use it anytime I need to study for math. Oh, and it was never cancelled after season 8. Season 9 premiered with 3 new episodes from November 4th to 6th in 2013, followed by the Cyberchase movie in April of 2014. It also recently aired season 10 from November 9th to 13th in 2015. So there's that, it's still running new episodes, and I rely on it when I need to study for math.
This is supposed to be number 1, not Sesame Street, Sesame Street has no god visuals or plot, just talking, shaking and yapping, but the good part is that there's lessons and things to teach, Cyberchase had everything a kid could love. - nelsonerico6
It looks Australian.V 22 Comments
I used to watch this show when I was little and it is good for kids. The only character that is bad sometimes is max because he talks a lot. It's sad that this show doesn't make episodes anymore and I don't see dragon tales repeated episodes that much.
This show was very good I used to watch it a lot when I was little I think its still on early in the morning but I just don't see it anymore
I love, love, love Dragon Tales! I REALLY remember this show from when I was a little kid! Dragon Tales REALLY belongs in the top ten! - Cool7
This was a great show! The characters have great personalities! The animation is beautiful! And the music is really well done! I use to watch this show a lot.V 22 Comments
It should be in the top 10 because it not only teaches kids science but also how a points system works which is god if they are nascar fans because as they compile points throughout the season they work towards the honor of grand champion. IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED! - greatesttop10s
THIS SHOW SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!
I wish it wasn't cancelled either. The reason that it was cancelled was due to a lack of funding. - railfan99
I love this show and I hate children's shows. This, Ben and Holly, and Lazy Town are baby shows that I like. But sadly in 2014 a dumb reboot online about internet safety was cringe. And the new one is dumb. Now Ruff cares about himself more than the kids. And on the 24/7 block it comes on at 5 AM who stays up till 5 just to watch a great baby show- Carolina Panthers/Nirvana fan.
I watched the reboot. It was actually good. - DrawboxV 29 Comments
I used to watch this show a lot till I turned 7 or 8. I think there is nothing wrong with this show. My favorite character is Mac. The spinoff Clifford's puppy days was good but not as good as Clifford the big red dog. It's sad that this show was cancelled in 2003. It was cancelled because the person who played Clifford was going to die during that time. They still show this show usually when pbs kids ends for each day during the week.
Who wouldn't like Clifford the big red dog! Clifford is so loveable! - Cool7
Just like they say in the theme song, "I love Clifford the big red dog" - Cool7
I read some of the books - LunalaV 20 Comments
I was watching T.V. with my little cousin, and Odd squad came on. I watched some of it with him, and I was REALLY impressed by how good this show was. The show ingenuously teaches math concepts that I didn't think kids could comprehend, but also mixes it in with comedy and smart writing that even adults will get a chuckle out of. Show it to your kids, it's good stuff. - Jackamalio
I'm kinda sad about the changing characters of the new season I wish they brought back the old characters
ODD SQUAD IS THE WORST PBS KIDS SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN TAKE THIS OFF THIS LIST RIGHT NOW. THIS SHOW IS WORSE THAN CAILLOU AND BARNEY AND FRIENDS. THE PEOPLE THAT HATE BARNEY that's FINE, I'M SORRY FOR LIKING CAILLOU AND BARNEY. AT LEAST BARNEY DOESN'T WHINE LIKE CAILLOU. I LOVE BARNEY SOMETIMES BECAUSE I'M 22 YEARS OLD AND BARNEY WAS MY CHILDHOOD. I KNOW WERE TOO OLD TO WATCH THESE SHOWS BUT I STILL LIKE THEM
Funny, action filled, and just explodes your imaginationV 31 Comments
This was also another great show that aired on PBS kids
This was the best show EVER till they took it down :(
I love this show so much, and hope Apple can have it in the US iTunes store! - wariolady
This was my favourite as a kid it is a good show I watched it a lot and read the books - flaggy0666V 10 Comments
That Show Has So Many Books Like Between the Lions
I always watched this when I was in 1st grade. - Connor360
SO SO sad PBS doesn't still run this show
My Favorite PBS program of all time! I tapes a whooping 10 volumes of this show! Every now and then I return to it now as an adult and cherish it.V 10 Comments
I used to watch this show when I was little and I had Thomas and friends toys. My favorite character is James the red engine. My favorite movie was Thomas and the magical railroad. My favorite part in that movie was when diesel 10 fell of the bridge he deserves it for hating Thomas and his friends. This show also has very good ratings so this show shouldn't get cancelled.
I love Thomas and friends! I don't care how old I have to be to watch it!
How is this so low? This is the best kids show ever! It taught me how to count! - tacobell
I love this show. Too bad its not on PBS anymore. - EraserV 45 Comments
My sister is crazy about this show but she worries about huge insects. I like the show too cause it teaches children about science and I love science.
This show is great! Loved it when I was a kid and my children love it now.
I haven't seen this on PBS in 3 years. - Minecraftcrazy530
Great showV 16 Comments
This show deserves to be in the Top Ten, it's good to know and realize that PBS Kids has finally made something good for once after all those years, when there were no good shows. First of all, There's a good plot. Also there's no laugh track. The quality is also very good and watchable, unlike the quality of the other shows, which seem bad in comparison, also the characters are nice in both looks, words and actions, yet this show also has good morals, and it also has an improvement method in the acting that doesn't happen in the other shows in this era. And this is the first time in years that PBS Kids has finally made a show that drew millions of viewers that are actually fans, which makes this show the most successful Nick show in a long time, and it became such a big hit that they're making a one hour special of it soon, and it better be a good one.
This show is so underrated, you guys who watch this show should know that, for a long time, since PBS Kids has been making really bad shows in the modern years, for the cartoon brand, Nickelodeon has unleashed a new generation in the good side of the live-action brand, and that generation began in February 15, 2016 with Ready Jet Go, and later in the year, PBS Kids has refreshened it's cartoon and live action content with Wild Kratts, Odd Squad, and Nature Cat, the best shows on PBS Kids since 2009, and since Arthur and Sesame Street got messed up years ago, The only four good shows on PBS Kids nowadays are Ready Jet Go and Wild Kratts and Nature Cat and Odd Squad, it's also no doubt that those shows are the last good shows on PBS
The show is a rare gem in the realm of modern day children's cartoons. It is very in-depth, educational, and informative about space, astronomy, science, technology, and teaches great morals in every episode about friendship and teamwork. It has unique and detailed animation, top-notch songs, zany humor, likable, relatable, and deep characters, and just about the best of literally anything in a cartoon targeted at the under-fives. It has plot and lore, real drama, suspense, and who knows what else, but they keep it appropriate for children. It's also getting a film where Sean and Sydney go to Bortron 7 with the Propulsion family! It's also getting a second season, and will roll out tons of merchandise. Space Explorers (ready jet go fans), get ready to ready jet GO!
This and Thomas and Friends are both the best shows. - EraserV 114 Comments
This show has always been so useful for me! I discovered so many new vocabulary words from when I was 8 (at the time the show started airing) up until I was 12 or 13! And I STILL find a few new vocabulary words that I may have heard of, but seldom use because I don't know the complete definitions of them. I don't understand why this show had to end, it was so well though out and put together!
This show is by far the most AWESOME! Personally, it give kids a relatable kid hero to look up too. Plus, it adds humor for the whole family. It is an AMAZING show!
It was not so suitable for children because in one episode. She tried liking on someone and and wanted to make out with her and make love.
It rips off Superman. - DrawboxV 23 Comments
I think this and Arthur are one of the greatest PBS Kids shows of all time. Except I think it's kind of animal-racist that Martha keeps saying she hates cats. And I think Helen is more of a robot than an actual human being at times. AND I wish the voices were the same still, (although TD and Milo's voice changes were understandable because their voices were getting deeper) but other than that the show is great and teaches kids words.
The cat thing is normal, since Martha's a dog. Didn't you realize that? - TheRedstoneWiz
I don't really hate this show, it was actually pretty good. But martha is the real reason the show got cancelled. Other than her fat and super ugly mouth, the show isn't bad.
This show is funny and entertaining and I think it should be in the top 10.
I used to like the show, and it still is good. I am 12 and it is ok. I just hate Martha because she is annoying and fat and makes fun of cats. But other than that, the show was good.V 15 Comments
This show is actually funny! It has a likable voice cast, fast pasted humor, and a God plot. Nature cat is the funniest and best show for young kids!
Nature Cat himself looks a bit like Top Cat which makes me love the show even more!
One of the only good shows on PBS.
Too bad is goint to be cancelled is decentV 7 Comments
My 20 Year old sister Loved the show when she was 5 or 6 years old. I Was Always in there with her watch PBS Every Weekday Morning. I thought the lions faces were a bit creepy but I was 15 back then so I didn't care
Do I really need to explain how great this show was? This one will always one of the greatest kids shows of all time.
Great show an awesome cross of sesame street and reading rainbow my son learned his voles before he went to preschool from there cute song
This show was my personal favorite. This list entirely brings back so much good memories, especially Between the Lions.
And who can forget "CLIFFHANGER! HANGING ON A CLIFF!? " - 445956
This show needs more attention. Its one show I will keep on watching the Remakes til I'm bored. - shawnmccaul22
Libertys kids is violent!
Is amazing we’re watching it in social studies class - LiamMurphy
Not on PBS.
It was on Pubs Kids but its retro and took it away a long time ago but the website is still open - princepretty
Nice show with lovable characters!, should be much higher on the list
They really need to bring this show back.
This show should be number 1 on the list imao, it teaches people about the world of China and seems very educational.
I used to draw a comic book about this show years ago when I was in elementary schoolV 3 Comments
This show does not belong here. This is the worst show ever, I watched one episode and was scared to death. Although I am not now and haven't been for 9 years (since I was 3), I will never watch that show again no matter how much people encourage me. And when I have kids I will not let them watch that purple trash pile's show
This is the worst show ever. The last person who played Barney is high on drugs that is the reason it was cancelled in 2010. Barney was at least not as bad when bob west was Barney. The person who played BJ was bossy on this show. The person who played baby bop was a cry baby. This show is also bad because the character named Rift was only in 3 episodes. This is one of the worst shows of my early childhood besides teletubbies and tiny planets.
Barney should not be on this list. It is one of the worst shows like ever. It teaches kids that it is OK to steel, dinosaurs are friendly and you should give it a hug if you see one and always hug strangers. - EpicJake
Cool7, you like a dinosaur that took drugs. You're the one who is so wrong - EpicJake
Barney and Friends?! Why is this on here?! More like Fartney and Enemies or Bully and Freaks!V 57 Comments
I loved this show, I used to do the clock rug stretch all the time. And stuff my toys under the cushions of my own couch whenever I saw the Ten-Second-Tidy! But I suggest for those who are scared of "And the clown jumped over the moon! " and the Radical Sheep Productions and Owl Communications logos, don't watch it at night! You'll get bad dreams about it, like I did when I was young. Or even better, turn it off or changed the channel once the credits start!
Never heard of it but it sounded retarded. What else The Big Table? Or The Tiny Pillow?!
I remember watching this show when I was little - flaggy0666
MORE LIKE THE GRAY GUY AMV 1 Comment
I prefer the original - SheepBuggy
PBS Kids' version of Rugrats
I use to love this show
! I remember this! - emmaricciutoV 3 Comments
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The hell... This show is awful Its about the same plot should be called Sid the Idiotic Kid or Crappy Kid or Stupid kid
I love this show! It teaches the cute little kids about science. Anyone who hates this should get a new brain.
Hey,My class was about to watch this stupid show today.Good thing we switched to King Fu Panda Holiday.Kung fu panda is better than idiot sidV 9 Comments
I used to watch it, I liked it. Now, It still isn't too bad, but Its not worth watching full episodes all the time anymore. Its now one of the few shows I actually enjoy looking back at, unlike Caillou and Barney.
I remember my mom saying this was the only show we watched on PBS when we were kids that she actually enjoyed.
This show is so sweet and funny. I love Zoboomafoo! Sometimes I feel like crying watching this show,only because of nostalgia though. The show itself is not sad, rather entertaining. - cosmo
I liked this show as a kid. It was so good. - Powerfulgirl10V 8 Comments
Block house is really funny! There must be jokes on every page of the episode scripts - Cool7
Block house is great! In my version of this list Block house is in fourth place! - Cool7
Block house is on season 7 right now and Block house is still funny! - Cool7
That show doesn't exist. - GravityFallsAndWBBLover18V 7 Comments
This show shows no intelligent design whatsoever.
Also on qubo and smile with a child
DON IS STUPID! I mean, WHY does he think Dad is hiding under a tiny rock when he is like 20 times bigger than it? Why does Don take a nap all the time? He snores very loud. I like Shiny, Tiny and Buddy, but Don... is a clumsy loser.
When I was 11 the class had to watch this. Wasn't actually bad, I'll admit. The dinosaurs learnt about stars or whatever. Lol. Other than that, never seen this.
This show has good animation. I don't know why people hate it.
Hey childhood! There you are! - PeeledBananaV 21 Comments
Never heard of it but the name of the pig and the first word in the title of this show sounds like a retard named the show and it sounds retarded
Piggley taught children morals and consequences of life. It was not heavy but well balance in its offering of advice and information. Love the sheep, they just appeared in cameo splender. Thanks for the memories WES a Grandpa
I think that PBS kids forgot about this show.
I've seen this one before. It's about a pig and a cow and a bunch of animals or whatever.V 7 Comments
The best show to feature Thomas the tank engine and severely underestimated to be ranked this far down.
Good theme song and beautiful art for the closing
Best PBS show for kids. Need reruns back on!
I feel like it might be splitting the vote with Thomas and Friends...V 1 Comment
You forgot to put Bob the builder on this list. so I'm adding Bob the builder.
Memories. Until they introduced new models.
You forgot to put Bob the builder on the list
This was on NickJr 2001-2005 then got cut to PBS Kids 2005-Present. Just cancel this show - Mrsantaclaw33033V 3 Comments
LOL, doesn't seem to exist though. However I do remember a baby show called Small Potatoes it's about dumb potatoes singing for 5 minutes. Yep not kidding. :/ - Lunala
Is this really a show about a potato? - SheepBuggy
What? This show doesn't exist! - RalphBob
This show is actually really good. It has some good live action shots. Kids are going to like it.
Worst show *yawns* I would rather watch a teacher talk about science or any boring subject for 10 hours than that show!
I like this show
Why no one likes Teletubbies? I do (I'm maybe the only one who does)
This show was my childhood... Along with SpongeBob of course. - Garythesnail
Sorry for thumbing down. You're awesome. It's just that this show drove me crazy since I was 4. - PizzaGuy
I still secretly watch it on DVD.
Ludwig Von said it on T.V. Mania from Lemmy's scribbles RIP Lemmys Land Thumbs up for Lemmy Boo for TubbiesV 18 Comments
This show is definitely very awesome. I love love love it! This show should be #1on the list. - Quack45
It is a stupid shows ducks are never blue, Quack is just an idiotic moron. Peep is a loser. Just call him Pee and the big dirty Urine
It is a smart show Quack's color is amazing. Quack is funny because he's idiotic. Peep is just a chick. Just call this show Peep and the Big Wide World. - TeamRocket747
This show is so good I don't care how old I am it's so good. The episodes are classic and creative. I WISH THIS SHOW NEVER ENDED!
Still on Kids 13, amazing showV 8 Comments
This show was awesome! I loved all of George's adventures. I have very fond memories of watching this when I was younger than 3
I decided to put this on here.
THE GRAY GUY AM
Idiot this is on qubo but I do agree with the good show part.
This is a KidsCo show - SheepBuggy
A qubo show not pbs kids
That's on Qubo
Classic PBS Kids Cartoon
A great, funny, educational show. Love the Kratts!
I never saw Kratts' creatures, but I am sure it's a great show!
Haven't heard of this show before, but it's probably a good show - IceFoxPlayz
Kratts' Creatures and Wild Kratts are the best.V 1 Comment
Great show for older kids when there were really no other shows for tweens.
I used to love watching this show back in the 70's.
Zoom is better than Arthur - EpicJake
I used to love watching this all the time 😍😘😘V 2 Comments
Really cute show - SheepBuggy
This how is good but not on pbs - Mrsantaclaw33033
Ahem. this show was on playhouse disney
LOVED IT! Was a big part of my childhood. It was funny and the bear sorta reminded me of the family dog for some reason.
Anyone remember the Shadow Productions dog in the credits? Well yeah I used to be scared of it for some reason. - Lunala
This show is stupid & crappy That it always makes wanna puke!
No one likes this show anymore it should be last
They ruined good fairy tales and made them look ugly
Ewww yuck!V 17 Comments
Pokemon is not on PBS. Was iron here in the late 90's or something?
First of all, Pokemon sucks, as well as every other anime. Second of all, Pokemon actually got released a year AFTER Arthur did. Pokemon was released in 1997. Arthur was released in 1996.
Hey! Pokemon is GREAT You are just MAD because Pokemon was made ONE YEAR BEFORE ARTHUR!
Pokemon isn't on PBS. Not sure whats worse: Barney or Serena - LunalaV 14 Comments
It's too bad that show got cancelled, but this show is still awesome! This should at least at #7. Hope everyone remembers this!V 1 Comment
Uh this was on Nick Jr... - ReadyJetGoLover2017
I used to watch this when I was younger.now I don't know what happened - IceFoxPlayz
A beautiful series based on a really good series!
Heard of it when we go to the library we watch this!V 1 Comment
I would love to buy that series for my grandchildren
That Cat in the hat Knows Nothing about That! He is a turd. - Goatworlds
This teaches kids to trust strangers that offer you to rides to magical adventures. - SheepBuggy
Who put it on the list it is so stupid
Worst show ever with terrible songs whose idea was it to have the cat in that sing I don’t they have ever heard his voice - LiamMurphyV 5 Comments
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