Top Ten Most Useless Educational Children's Shows


The Top Ten

1 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer is an 2000 American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner.

It teaches Spanish, but the words are so bland and repetitive. All they teach you is how to count to 10 and other basic stuff that almost everyone already knows. Characters also aren't good either. The show features a little girl and monkey going on adventures WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS. The main "villain" is Swiper, a dumb fox who tries to steal their things in every episode. - xMagnoblade

People try to defend the show saying it teaches Spanish. It only shows like what... 5% of Spanish per episode. Even if it showed more 2 year olds wouldn't even notice the educational bits. - KingFab

Every episode is repetitive and the cartoon barely teaches anything that kids don't already know except a couple of Spanish words but they might as well use Rosetta Stone because they won't get too far with the language if they try and use this as a main source. I don't know if this or the one where she's a teenager is worse. - Mcgillacuddy

Everything bad about Dora: Well, everything!
A clueless child who goes on "adventures" to "save the world". The protagonist should be interesting and fun to learn more about but I have to say, I'm suprised. The animation doesn't match up with the wording { if you look closer you'll notice } and the antagonist is even more of a sad character.There's nothing' evil 'bout Swiper! Telling him to go away doesn't mean he will! I understand that she asks the viewers { if there is any } about something that's in front of her to get kids to learn, but since Dora is amazing in a child's eye she'll be their role model and kids will do stupid stuff like that. I loved this show but it I wouldn't watch it even if I eat marshmellows for dinner. I totes respect anyone who likes it, but I just don't

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2 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 .

I don't even see any educational value in Teletubbies. All the show is about is four Teletubbies who do nothing but eat and play under a sun that has a baby for a face. On the bright side, at least it's not as bad as Barney and Friends and Dora the Explorer. Still, Teletubbies sucks. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Oh people whine that there's no education, conflict. Maybe the Teletubbies is better for relaxation.

Teletubbies, that show you thought was about space aliens trying to invite your brain... - ARandomPerson

It's a rip off of fanboy and chum chum

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3 Go, Diego, Go! Go, Diego, Go! V 2 Comments
4 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.

This show should not be here. I was a child back when Barney was a brand new show and it was very beneficial to my learning. So few of the people who even use this site were even alive during this show's prime years so where is this judgement coming from? Even during it's later years the show was beneficial to children's learning. Don't just follow the crowd when you vote on this list. Vote against a show that WAS actually useless like 'Yo Gabba Gabba' or something. - BKAllmighty

Does anyone even remember anything good of educational value that came out of this stupid live-action kids show atrocity? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

(flips over a table) THIS SHOW WAS MY CHILDHOOD! HOW DARE U!

Hate this - Kaboom

6 Boohbah Boohbah
7 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.

Caillou, a whiny brat who teaches kids that they can get anything by whining like an idiot.

The white Little Bill except Bill wasn't a whiny little snot. Also why is Caillou bald but Rosie (his baby sister) has a full head of hair? - Cesium

Ugly bolded-head character

Caillou Is And IDI0T - VideoGamefan5

8 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.

I literally don't understand anything about this show. - junior1337

It's basically Barney and Friends 2.0. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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9 Little Einsteins Little Einsteins Little Einsteins is an American animated children's television series on Playhouse Disney. The educational preschool series was developed for television by Douglas Wood who created the concept and characters, and a subsequent team headed by Emmy Award-winning director Aidan Abril and JoJo's Circus co-creator more.

I know the name of the show is Little Einsteins, but trying to teach world culture and the arts to little kids is a bit TOO COMPLICATED, don't you think?! I know it's trying to be useful, but it's actually rather useless if the show is on a more advanced level than what little kids watch for an educational television program! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Let your kids become know-it-alls! I researched them and they're just fine! Why! - sound4mercury

I love the theme song

Actually in my opinion, this show was good on lazy saturday mornings I mean seriously, this show was lit.

10 Dora and Friends: Into the City Dora and Friends: Into the City

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

This show is probably even more useless than Dora. It teaches NOTHING WHATSOEVER. Just how to count along (which I'm sure the children watching this already know how to do) with the characters being unrealistically dumb. - xMagnoblade

Never turn a cartoon icon like Mickey Mouse into a useless educational program. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Say, Cheese! "F[][][] You! " Mickey: Great Job! - ARandomPerson

13 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.

At least it teaches you more than Dora the Explorer and Teletubbies. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Overrated, most people on here must be around 10 years old.

And More Than The Cancerous Breadwinners

And more than that horrendous T.V. show Sanjay and Craig. - ARandomPerson

14 Max & Ruby
15 Bubble Guppies Bubble Guppies
16 Bear In The Big Blue House
17 Super Why Super Why Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is an American-Canadian children's CGI animated show developed by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. more.
18 The Fresh Beat Band
19 Team Umizoomi Team Umizoomi Team Umizoomi is a cheap CGI animated series where a porn star named Milly, a black guy named Geo, and a Windows Vista computer named Bot go on weird adventures.
20 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat Peg + Cat is an American/Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment. It debuted on most PBS more.

I've never even heard of this show lol. - xMagnoblade

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