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
Arthur is best show ever its not for little kids really in my opinion go arthur love it
WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY!V 170 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.
Screw Arthur its not even for little kids. I still watch sesame street and Its funny and educational. Babies wont understand what Arthur and them are saying if they haven't learned to talk witch sesame street sort of teaches
Best way better than Arthur should be # 1 Arthur is not really for little kids it is more for 6,7, and 8 year olds
Me Abby and All my Teachers Love it and its Way Better than BarneyV 146 Comments
Literally the only decent show on the entire channel. Everything else ranges from mediocre (like Arthur) to downright awful (like Barney) - KalloFox34
Very educational - ElSherlock
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!V 72 Comments
I LOVED this show as a kid... It deserves first place
How the hell do the credits scare you? They don't scare me!
The movie was so good. The songs are so good. Upside down by jack Johnson. I get so much nostalgia from that song that I cry
What the he'll do you mean it's annoying?V 56 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 show is better than peg plus cat
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. - nelsonerico6V 24 Comments
The theme song make me and my sister do the orange justice
3 of the people often appeared in different cartoons
Jeffrey Scott - Captain N The Game Master
Cliff Ruby and Elena Lesser - Punky Brewster
The creative duo of Dragon Tales, Cliff Ruby and Elena Lesser, also did the Barbie movie series - PinkMarcia99
This was the Shyt back then
I used to love Dragon Tales! If only they could revive it! Shows today are rarely this decent. - NightAnimalLoverV 39 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
There will never be a show for children as influential and important as Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. His friendly presence made him a great person for kids to watch. He also made it easy for children to understand scary concepts, such as the Assassination of John Lennon, and communism.
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.
Deserves to be number one - money_faceV 29 Comments
Big red dog - ElSherlock
Did Clifford accidentally step on anyone - iliekpiez
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.
Sorry but paw patrol is better than cliffordV 24 Comments
This show deserves to be #1
YOO THIS HAS BEEN MY CHILDHOOD SINCE I WAS LIKE 2
This show should be #1 on this list.
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! - greatesttop10sV 34 Comments
Do you think that Thomas is way better then paw patrol because paw patrol is for babies is Thomas and friends way better
I remember this - ElSherlock
My childhood show, still watch it to this day. - myusernameisthis
THE BEST SHOW EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD!V 54 Comments
That Show Has So Many Books Like Between the Lions
Sorry but its Jackanory
I always watched this when I was in 1st grade. - Connor360
SO SO sad PBS doesn't still run this showV 11 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
I preferred the books but its still a good show - SheepBuggyV 9 Comments
Odd Squad Is The Best PBS Kids Show
I remember the Doctor always said " WHAT'S NEXT! " - 23windomt
I watch it every day 24/7
Best show everV 37 Comments
This show is great - ElSherlock
This is the best show ever no contest. my 5th grade teacher put this on (probably to get a break from this kids) and everybody started groaning and going on about how dumb this show is. yeah I know 11 is kind of old to be watching this but I was the only one paying attention. also I did not know this show used to be on pbs
This and Winx Club were probably the best Saturday morning cartoons of the decade - PinkMarcia99
Great show and the dinosaur episode is my favoriteV 20 Comments
I remember this show. #memories - 23windomt
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 songV 16 Comments
This was my childhood
Why would they cancel this. It was awesome and the theme song was just amazing. The animation was peaceful. - 23windomt
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.V 17 Comments
I remember this show. The theme song was amazing. " Word Up its Word Girl" - 23windomt
Greatest show of all time, I would die for word girl.
Better than martha, not gonna lieV 29 Comments
I didn't know Wild Kratts had their own T.V. show before Wild Kratts in 2012. - 23windomt
This should this #1 and Wild Krats at about #6.
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.V 10 Comments
Released and created by Buena Vista in Burbank, California - PinkMarcia99
SCIENCE RULES - TimmyTurner
BILL BILL BILL BILL (( I’m sorry , I had to add that. )) - IceFoxPlayz
So good, so underrated.
Moved to Starz
Hadn't watched it yet - PinkMarcia99
Oh god don't bring this nightmare back - money_face
Best show of all timeV 3 Comments
Awesome - ElSherlock
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!V 117 Comments
That show doesn't exist. - GravityFallsAndWBBLover18
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! - Cool7V 7 Comments
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
Classic for my dad.V 2 Comments
I don't know why this is on the list. Here's the problems I have with it: 1. At the beginning of the theme song, Fred, (A.K.A. Nature Cat) says when his family leaves for the day, he doesn't just sit inside and watch the world go by, he goes outside. Ain't that the point of being a cat?! Just sitting inside and watching the world go by is the great thing about being a cat! What's wrong about being lazy and watching T.V.? 2. Daisy the Rabbit. OH. MY. GOD. Daisy is ALWAYS on her tablet. For a nature show for kids, this is a bad role model for children. I mean, I'm on my computer a lot, but I'm not on it ALL DAY. There is actually two episodes where Daisy is TOO focused on her tablet. PBS, replace the tablet with an encyclopedia or a Great Big Book of Everything OR, lets not give her anything but a big brain. 3. In one episode, Squeaks is chased by two owls that are trying to eat her. When Nature Cat and his crew meet the owls, he grabs Squeaks to save her. The owls try to grab Squeaks ...more
Fun fact: The person who played Hal also played Panda from the Cartoon Network show We Bare Bears.
Can be a bit annoying at times, but I like it
I don't really like this show. The animation is meh, and the voice acting is ear grating. It's also way to hyperactive. - money_faceV 10 Comments
The best show made by Sesame Workshop besides Sesame Street.
Nice show with lovable characters!, should be much higher on the list
One of my favorite shows. My favorite characters from the show are Sagwa (the most), Fufu, Sheegwa, Dongwa, Jet Jet, and Shei Hu. They need to bring the show back on T.V.. - SuperMalechi
They really need to bring this show back.V 6 Comments
This Show Deserves To Be On This! The Animation and Character Designs are Really Appealing! And Judy Greer is Great as Luna!
Sing along with us
Created by Joe Murray, who also created Rocko's Modern Life, which is one of Nick's best shows. - KalloFox34
Come and play
What do you say?
Bright as day
Show us the world
Lead the way
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
It is a really good show
I agree. this show is awesome :D
THIS show should at least be in the top ten. This show was literally my favorite show to watch on PBS Kids when I was younger. Enjoyed this a lot more than Barney, dragon tales, between the lions, etc.
This show has a real life boat made after the show model (which is located in Halifax. It's a shame that shows like jay jay and sagwa are remembered while this show almost never gets mentioned. Anyone remember the Harbour Master? "Thanks for visiting us here in the Big Harbour and we'll see you all again next time. So long!V 2 Comments
The original is better - ElSherlock
No! Rapid growth to Clifford the big red dog. On pbs kids!
I prefer the original - SheepBuggy
PBS Kids' version of RugratsV 5 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
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!
That's that I have never heard of this show, it was on PBS: Kids a channel that is non existent in the country I live in.
Never heard of it but it sounded retarded. What else The Big Table? Or The Tiny Pillow?!
THE GRAY GUY AMV 1 Comment
Not on pbs, it in qubo. My, oh my!
This show shows no intelligent design whatsoever.
Also on qubo and smile with a child
Never heard of it but it looks creepy - 23windomt
Never heard of this - ElSherlock
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 GrandpaV 9 Comments
I hate the reboot but the original one was the boom. I miss waking up on Saturday Mornings and watching Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends, and Sesame Street. - 23windomt
Not the 2015 reboot - ElSherlock
You forgot to put Bob the builder on this list. so I'm adding Bob the builder.
Memories. Until they introduced new models.V 5 Comments
I remember the book series - 23windomt
No one likes this show anymore, it should be last.
I just wanted up, and I saw on T.V., he talks about them, I must fogged your name. Pinkalicious knows how to cut hair. And next on Monday, oh, right there are schedules.
This show is out now. And it is surprisingly very good. - EraserV 6 Comments
This show is now called Let's Go Luna! - ethan2226
Is fine. The scenes offense
HMM that in cartoon at oct 4, 2018 that place here at Cartoon Network.
This is a nice show.V 4 Comments
Whis is tis not in the top 10?! It was awesome till marcus, my BUTT came along. My favorite electric GOOD person was ALWAYS Lisa, and it still is. Why why is tis cancelled
My five year old son watches it. His five year old sister does not. He now reads at a higher level and helps her with the "bigger" words!
I honestly love this show and it's so much fun. Arthur sucks! It's so STUPID! Why does everyone like it? Why does it have fans? This and Arthur should switch places.
The original 1971 version was pretty good. The 2009 remake sucked.V 3 Comments
Haven't heard of this show before, but it's probably a good show - IceFoxPlayz
A great, funny, educational show. Love the Kratts!
I never saw Kratts' creatures, but I am sure it's a great show!
Kratts' Creatures and Wild Kratts are the best.V 1 Comment
This was awesome - 23windomt
The hell... This show is awful Its about the same plot should be called Sid the Idiotic Kid or Crappy Kid or Stupid kid
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I love this show! It teaches the cute little kids about science. Anyone who hates this should get a new brain.V 11 Comments
I HATE YOU ALL DIE DIE DIE
This show sucks. - KalloFox34
If there's any entertainment value to be found here, it's ironic entertainment. - Solarian
This shows creepy when I saw it I thought "what" and turned it of because it is DISTURBING. These giant fat farting blobs are nightmare fuel. - Lunala
Yes, a simplistic version of watching Teletubbies but 10 times worse. - htoutlaws2012V 4 Comments
I remember the ABCs Song the pig sang - 23windomt
This show is god-awful. - KalloFox34
This show is stupid & crappy That it always makes wanna puke!
I love this show it is my favourite oh my childhood the characters are cute and especially wonder red I love this show it makes everyone rage and toss you straight you in the window gosh I love super why as a showV 22 Comments
Come home to dinner
Classic PBS Kids Cartoon
I remember this show. I had mixed opinions about this too - 23windomt
This show was extremely underrated. - myusernameisthis
This show was horrible! - KalloFox34
This show is just pointless really.V 8 Comments
This was the golden age for the Thomas Franchise. Hands down. Severely underrated.
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!V 3 Comments
Super cool team of SUPERHERO LIZARDS!
Not on PBS.
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
Really cute show - SheepBuggy
This how is good but not on pbs - Mrsantaclaw33033
Ahem. this show was on playhouse disney
It is goodV 2 Comments
No! That is on bookworm bursh.
Most likely to become a SciGirls fan - PinkMarcia99
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
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