Top Ten Most Useless Educational Children's Shows


The Top Ten

1 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.

Where's her parents!?! this doesn't help you learn and if robbers steal your stuff saying robbers no robbing is not gonna help

Teaches kids to be blind - Luckys

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

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. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

Stupidest show ever! - andrewteel

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

The spin-off Teletubbies Everywhere (2002) was supposed to be the educational show. Teletubbies Everywhere shorter episodes - Funny games, playing with numbers, naming and simple logic.

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

3 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.

You should never throw a fit when you don't get what you want. I don't know why this is even a show.

Why isn't this number one? This show basically teaches you that if you whine for what you want, then you'll get it. I have a friend that wasn't allowed to watch Caillou when he was little because his parents didn't want him to turn into a little brat like Caillou.

He throws a fit every time.

The only thing this teaches you is to whine and you will get what you want. I used to watch this when I was younger but now I think it is stupid.

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.

Barney smiles way too much and if anyone does this all the time in certain situations that's bad


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

In my opinion, Barney and the Backyard Gang was creepy; seasons 1-6 of Barney & Friends was good; seasons 7-8 of Barney & Friends was okay; and seasons 9-14 of Barney and Friends was bad. - anonygirl

All it does is show kids to play pretend when you’re actually 10-12 GOD DAMN YEARS OLD ( the actors are actually 10-12 year old kids. ) - IceFoxPlayz

5 Boohbah Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

Boohbah is just as worse as Teletubbies. - andrewteel

Its difficult to believe this was made by the people who made Teletubbies who had more of a life and could say words "Run Away, Big Hug, Again Again" This is like a dumbed down Teletubbies or its for very young babies. But there's nothing satanic in it that's stupid as Christians who called Teletubbies satan.

It teaches nothing except for farting.

Has no educational purpose what-so-ever. Also a minor satanic ritual is preformed in every single one of the 104 episodes of this show.

6 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 .

Same situation with Dora - Luxam

Better than Dora 10% better

While I think it's better than Dora because it's more educational (it at least teaches kids facts about animals and habitats), I don't think it's that useful. - anonygirl

7 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

*deletes (all) your minecraft worlds* Without this AMAZING kids show, my childhood would be ruined

Lol, this is what I watched. - Luckys

*throws 27000 forks* THIS WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW WHEN I WAS 2!

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

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8 Dora and Friends: Into the City Dora and Friends: Into the City Dora and Friends: Into the City! is an American CGI interactive educational animated television series.

This thing is worse than Dora The Explorer - BlueSheepYT

R.I.P boots

9 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 remember briefly watching this as a kid. The DJ guy was pretty cool, everything else was just... well... you tell me. - Rocko

It's basically Barney and Friends 2.0. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

Even the name sounds stupid. - ARandomPerson

10 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American computer-animated interactive children's television series which aired from May 5, 2006, to November 6, 2016. The series, Disney Television Animation's first computer animated series, is aimed at preschoolers.

Mickey Mouse clubhouse is an OK cartoon

Update: I now hate this baby version of Mickey Mouse - andrewteel


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


The Contenders

11 PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol is an Canadian animated television series created by Keith Chapman. It is produced by Spin Master Entertainment with animation provided by Guru Studio. In Canada, the series is primarily broadcast on TVOKids, which first ran previews of the show in August 2013. The series first aired on Nickelodeon more.

This show can be so annoying sometimes. For example, they repeat plot lines that might have been already done before. Also, do the characters have to always say bark BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO TALK NORMALLY?

This is probably one of the most overrated preschool shows out there. - anonygirl

This show is so stupid. The last time I saw an episode, the mayor and her stupid chicken were on a plane with a girl and their plane needed to b repaired. The girl got her sleeve stuck, and didn’t even think to rip it off with her other hand, ask the mayor for something sharp, or anything like that. Th mayor called the paw patrol instead. It’s not an emergency, so just handle it yourself.

12 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.

13 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.

It used to be a classic, but like many shows, they've moved on to CGI, and it's just not the same anymore. - Rocko

Bob the builder can we fix it? Bob the builder yes we can! I only rember this part of the theme song. - Iamnotlazy

14 Sid The Science Kid Sid The Science Kid Sid the Science Kid is an American half-hour CGI animated series that aired on PBS Kids from September 1, 2008 to March 25, 2013, with a total of 68 half-hour episodes produced over two seasons. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, more.

This show is targeted to preschoolers. The characters themselves are preschoolers, yet they're learning stuff that 4th-5th graders learn.

Some of the only preschool thing they learn are the colors of the rainbow. - ShopkinsLover

15 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig

The animation sucks and an episode was BANNED in Australia

All it does is show kids how to body shame someone and act like an idiot. - IceFoxPlayz

Peppa abuses her father all the time and calls him names.She moans and whines non stop and even though it was my favourite show it's not educational towards children

She abuses her father on a regular basis and moans and whines non stop.Although this is one of my favourite shows its not educational towards children

16 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.

This needs to be higher on this list

Way better than Dora. - andrewteel

Easily the most useless. I could see a little kid being entertained by Dora or Barney, but this is the worst of the preschool lot.

It used to teach freindship but now it only is for entertainment purposes.

17 Baby Looney Tunes Baby Looney Tunes

I like Baby Sylvester - andrewteel

Who on earth had watched The Who Said That episode. Daffy Duck taught a swear word that sounded like a rubber ducky.

18 Max & Ruby
19 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

20 Bubble Guppies Bubble Guppies

Corny name, ugly hair, cheesy music, this show sucks!

21 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.

The clues are easy to see, but you don't see Blue's Clues attacked no its praised.

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

Oh please if you want to watch real kids shows go and watch Zzzap! (1993-2001) Cuthbert Lilly was comical, Smart Arty was the guy from Art Attack, The Handymen did magic tricks. Tricky Dicky was spooky but one of the originals. They also had puzzles. It was the television comic!

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

22 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.
23 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.

The best one out of all of these shows

The new magic school bus is way better than the old one. The old one has garbage picture quality. - WorldPuncher47592834

So what? Quality wasn't great in the old days you know! The new one is crap - ShopkinsLover

This show actually taught me about earth sciences, experiments, and the concept of habitats. - thomwim

Woo science! I like dis show. Why’s it on here? - IceFoxPlayz

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24 VeggieTales in the House

This show ruined the original VeggieTales by making everything more childish. Bob acts like a child, Larry is Modern SpongeBob and they replaced my favorite character with a Squidward ripoff. They barely even talk about God anymore!

Wow, this show is so bad, it's on this list twice!

They ruined VeggieTales by making everything more childish. Bob acts like a child, Larry is Modern SpongeBob and they replaced my favorite character with a Squidward clone. They don't even talk about God anymore.

25 PJ Masks PJ Masks PJ Masks is an animated children's television series produced by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO.

This thing doesn't teach kids ANYTHING! - WorldPuncher47592834

26 Ratafak Plachta Ratafak Plachta

Have Drax the Destroyer (Guardians of the Galaxy) destroy this hideous creature

What the hell? - IceFoxPlayz

27 Wonder Pets Wonder Pets Wonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr.

I loved this one as a kiddo!

28 Raggs

Eh, not really educational. I learned about colors though but not much of anything else.

29 Blaze and the Monster Machines Blaze and the Monster Machines
30 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.
31 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales Dragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.

I remember this show. I used to watch it but when I was 7 I became more interested in shows for older kids like The Amazing World of Gumball and Gravity Falls.


32 Bear In The Big Blue House Bear In The Big Blue House
33 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.
34 The Fresh Beat Band The Fresh Beat Band The Fresh Beat Band is an American live action musical preschool television series created by Scott Kraft and Nadine van der Velde for Nickelodeon.
35 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.

It teaches kids to be fit and active. Heck, one of the memes that were made from this almost saved Robbie Rotten’s actor’s life ( almost. R.I.P. Stefan /or Stephan/ Karl. You will always be number one in our hearts. )

He is number one in our hearts. - IceFoxPlayz

36 Mike the Knight Mike the Knight Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British/American animated television series created by Alexander Bar and written by Marc Seal.
37 Franklin and Friends
38 Bill Nye the Science Guy Bill Nye the Science Guy William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.

Who is he?

This guy is an atheist nut who teaches false info to kids. He may seem funny, but he's truly a crazy idiot head who needs to be committed!

39 Baby Einstein
40 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

ECKSCUZ MEE? this is the only preschool show worth watching (after numberblocks)

(I pulled out a shotgun with weapons and started shooting and slicing them)
Me (screaming): No!
(Their blood comes up and showers all over me)
Me (crying): My head hurts...

41 Blaster's Universe
42 Ask Me!
43 My Friend Rabbit
44 Jim Henson's Pajanimals

Just shut the up and go to bed you brats

45 Jigsaw Jigsaw

Welcome to creepy retro shows.

46 Robocar Poli
47 Noonbory and the Super Seven
48 Sheriff Callie's Wild West Sheriff Callie's Wild West
49 Andy’s Safari Adventures
50 Little Princess
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