Top Ten Educational Kids Shows

With shows like The Day My Butt Went Psycho, Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners, these educational shows are long-forgotten.

The Top Ten

1 Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their more.

My childhood - CrypticMemory

I loved show when I was little I also had a blue clues bed - trains45

This and Sesame Street are tied for me!

This and Sesame Street are tied for me!

2 Sesame Street Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

This a good cartoon I remember watching it when I was little I remember seeing elmo, the cookie monster, big bird, and the garbage guy - trains45

This Is Number 1 Best Educational Show Because It Teaches And Deals With Serious Issues And They Do It Very Well Thank You Joan Ganz Cooney And Lloyd Morisett This T.V. Show Is Very Excellent!

Should be number 1!
It has great messages, teaches good lessons and it's super cute!

It should be at 1 not blues clues although I still like blues clues

3 Bill Nye The Science Guy

I remember enjoying the theme song as a kid, and his science videos were interesting to watch in school - trains45

Who is he? Sorry not from America.

The show is a cool show about a guy who talks about science in a funny way. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

4 The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus is a Canadian/American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and combining entertainment with an educational series. Broadcasting & Cable said more.

I remember watching this a few times as a kid - trains45

I don't actually like it in my opinion. It's very poorly animated and edited. The voice acting is kinda... trash. I haven't watched TMS Rides Again yet, but I hope it's better.

Teaches children about weather, dinosaurs

Teaches children about science, such as the water cycle, solar system, electricity, chemical reactions. - thomwim

5 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2019) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.

It teaches you Spanish, how to count in Spanish, and the characters are appropriate (yes they are creepy though). - Serperior77

That comment reminds me, I have Spanish exam. - gemcloben

Teaches you Spanish. - SheepBuggy

Why is it high on the list it sucks it teaches you to yell and be an idiot
This Barney Diego and Caillou should be on the bottom

6 Peg+Cat


This show is educational. Peg sings while solving each problem and teaches little kids math skills. I wish this were around when I was a little kid.

This show sucks and Peg is always so negative. She thinks there's ALWAYS a problem. - Mariomaster63

No, Kids already know how to count to 10... - SheepBuggy

7 Veggietales Veggietales VeggieTales is an American series of direct-to-video children's computer animated films created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki featuring antropomorphic fruits and vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity

I love it! - NickXH

Now THIS is something kids SHOULD watch

Underrated show!

My head hurts...

8 Arthur Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

I like Arthur. He does amazing exploring.

9 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.

I don't like this one. It's way too colorful, even for me. - CrypticMemory

It teaches us friendship lessons. - Pegasister12

For everyone of ALL AGES!

Should be first - Neonco31

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10 SpongeBob SquarePants

This show still makes me laugh today, this show never gets old - trains45

The first few episodes taught us life lessons, like not to be funny for friends or never to give up. Not the stupid stuff the new episodes give. - Serperior77

I loved this show! - SheepBuggy

The Contenders

11 LazyTown LazyTown LazyTown is an English-language Icelandic children's educational musical action comedy program made by an international crew and performed by a cast from Iceland, the United States and the United Kingdom.
12 The Electric Company (2009)
13 Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British educational animated children's television series, based upon Norman Bridwell's children's book series of the same name. Produced by Scholastic Productions, it originally aired on PBS Kids from September 4, 2000 to February 25, 2003.

And I loved this show! - SheepBuggy

14 Wow Wow Wubbzy
15 The Backyardigans The Backyardigans The Backyardigans is a Canadian–American CGI-animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess, It is a co-production of animation studio Nelvana and Nickelodeon Animation Studios.

I loved this show! - SheepBuggy

]['[It's not educational, it's edutainment. Austin is cute?!?! - Ilovestephanie

16 Zoboomafoo Zoboomafoo Zoboomafoo is an American/Canadian zoological children's television series that originally aired from January 25, 1998 to November 21, 2001. It is still currently shown in syndication and was regularly shown on Sprout until 2011. A total of 65 episodes were aired.

First of all, does a Coquel's sifaka magically transform himself into a fake Canadian monkey man? Second, are the Kratt brothers really experts on animal behaviors? Are they veterinarians, or zookeepers, or biologists? Are they even seen on ASPCA commercials begging you to donate to the sad-looking puppies? The characters are VERY annoying, and tell the companies that made it to CANCEL it, before these two evil brothers and their French-speaking lemur destroy children's media.

The Kratt brothers are experts on animal behaviors, diets and habitats. - thomwim

17 Reading Rainbow Reading Rainbow Reading Rainbow is an American half-hour children's television series that aired on PBS Kids from June 6, 1983, to November 10, 2006, with a total of 155 half-hour episodes spanning over 21 seasons.

Excuse me but where is Jackanory?
400 well known actors and actresses read 650 books and there had been folk tales and legends from 44 different countries.
It had a nursery rhyme
I'll tell you a story
About Jack a Nory
And now my story's begun;
I'll tell you another
Of Jack and his brother
And now my story is done.
It was from 13 December 1965 to 24 March 1996
Then it returned in November 2006.
Then a preschool version called Jackanory Junior Cbeebies 2007-2009
Now we have an adult sitcom called Crackanory 13 November 2013.

18 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

They are tall because its men and women in costumes.

It's educational in that once you realize the teletubby things were tall, this becomes weird. Look at them they're like 7 foot or at least 6.

The stories from the kids maybe. But not the Teletubbies themselves because they are just silly or the sun because the sun is just a baby who either laughs or cries.

19 Between the Lions Between the Lions Between the Lions is an American children's television series designed to promote reading. The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in association with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, in Mississippi.
20 Barney and Friends Barney and Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational more.

I loved this show! - SheepBuggy

21 Sofia the First Sofia the First Sofia the First is an American computer-animated television series that features a commoner joining the royal family as a princess.
22 PJ Masks PJ Masks PJ Masks is an animated children's television series produced by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO.

Because there super heroes

Why is it on the list?! IT DOESN'T EVEN TEACH YOU ANYTHING! - Trollsfan536

23 Ask Me!
24 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised more.
25 Where Are We Going?
26 Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed more.
27 WordWorld WordWorld WordWorld is an American CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was created by Don Moody, Jacqueline Moody, Peter Schneider and Gary Friedman. WordWorld was produced by The Learning Box and WTTW-TV. The series premiered on September 3, 2007 and ended on January 17, 2011 with 45 more.
28 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers.

"Again who the hell is he? " Someone way before your time, kid...

This classic show teaches children how to properly manage their emotions. In some episodes, Mister Rogers would visit a factory to see how things are made or invite a guest star to talk about their profession. - thomwim

Again who the hell is he?

How is this not #1? This man devoted his life and career primarily to help children grow in both maturity and understanding of love and the world around them. He always made sure to remind each of his viewers that they are special just for who they are. The whole down- to-Earth simplicity of the show proves that you don’t need ginormous special effects or crazy bizarre characters to captivate your young audience. Just a real world setting and a friendly guy who wants to welcome you to his neighborhood.

29 Thomas the Tank Engine
30 Caillou Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The more.

Maybe because he came from books and that's why he's on the list little kids learnt to read if they wanted to read them.

Who put this on the list. It teaches you how to be rude. - Mariomaster63

Oh yeah. it is educational! it teaches kids how to be whiny and throw tantrums like a baby! thumbs up! NOT!

31 Team Umizoomi Team Umizoomi Team Umizoomi is an American computer-animated musical children's television series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons.
32 Elmo's World Elmo's World Elmo's World is a five minute-long segment shown at the end of the American children's television program Sesame Street.

Teaches kids LOTS of things!


Elmo world doesn’t no more. I’m see a song, 🎵 la la la, la la la. Elmo would. That’s Elmo would! 🎵? His mom. It’s just

33 Go, Diego, Go! Go, Diego, Go! Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational interactive children's television program that originally aired on the Nickelodeon children's cable network in the United States and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio .
34 Pinky and the Brain

Who is the insane one?
He tries to take over the world but fails.
He tries again.

35 The Magic Key

Someone should do a list for the best magic key books. It's a cartoon based on books that are older. The first came out in the 80s.

36 School Days School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. more.

Was this put on here because of the word "school"?

37 Odd Squad Odd Squad Odd Squad is a Canadian/American children's live action television series that premiered on TVOKids in Canada and PBS Kids in the United States on November 26, 2014, both on the same day.
38 Yo Gabba Gabba Yo Gabba Gabba Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American live action/puppet children's television show starring five costumed toys-come-to-life and their friend DJ Lance Rock.
39 Horrible Histories
40 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
41 Playdays

Anyone in Australia this was the UK Playschool in the 80s to 90s but it also had a bus. It had different stops on every day.
It's the Playbus!
But where does it go?
Where does it stop?
Watch the sign on the lollipop!
It's the insert stop!
Ran from 1988-1997
Monday was The Why Bird Stop, Tuesday was The Playground Stop, Wednesday The Dot Stop (1988-1991) replaced with The Roundabout Stop (1992-1997) Thursday The Patch Stop Friday The Tent Stop (1988-1995) and replaced with The Poppy Stop (1995-1997) Christmas was The Christmas Tree Stop.
Before it was Play School which ran from 1964 to 1988.
Play Away 1971 to 1984 older kids.

42 Tots TV

I want to learn French.

43 Muzzy in Gondoland
44 Tiny Planets

Science for toddlers?

45 Balamory
46 Incredible Games

Ok it's a game show.

47 The Raggy Dolls
48 Penny Crayon
49 The Non-Adventures of Safety Queen
50 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is an American animated television series that was on PBS Kids.
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1. Blue's Clues
2. Teletubbies
3. Veggietales
1. Blue's Clues
2. Bill Nye The Science Guy
3. Between the Lions
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