Best Preschool TV Shows

Looking for great TV picks for your preschooler but not sure where to start? Then you've come to the right place! Here are five tips for picking your preschooler's first TV shows. For kids who've never watched TV before, every show is a new show, so you can take your pick of classics and hidden gems, as well as the latest things on PBS Kids or Disney Junior. From interactive shows to sing-along and musical TV to shows that help teach early reading skills, there's a ton of stuff to choose from. For even more educational shows, check out this list.

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Alphablocks

age 2+

Short, playful videos help preschoolers learn phonics.

Network: Netflix, CBeebies (2010)
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Get Rolling with Otis

age 2+

Sweet, gentle barnyard show teaches preschoolers empathy.

Network: Apple TV+ (2021)
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Hello, Jack!: The Kindness Show

age 2+

Sunny show helps preschoolers practice kindness.

Network: Apple TV+ (2021)
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Kinderwood

age 2+

Whimsical preschool lessons with oodles of charm.

Network: Noggin (2020)
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Remy and Boo

age 2+

Sweet preschool show has great social-emotional lessons.

Network: Universal Kids (2020)
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Sesame Street

age 2+

Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.

Network: PBS, HBO Max (1969)
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Timmy Time

age 2+

Cute series has positive social messages for tots.

Network: Disney Channel (2009)
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Twirlywoos

age 2+

Charming humor and vocabulary learning for youngest kids.

Network: Netflix, CBeebies (2015)
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Alma's Way

age 3+

Sweet show celebrates Puerto Rican culture, problem solving.

Network: PBS Kids (2021)
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Bali

age 3+

Puppy preschooler learns lots from fantastic role models.

Network: Online (2010)
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Blue's Clues & You!

age 3+

Engaging reboot teaches preschoolers prereading skills.

Network: Nickelodeon (2019)
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Bubble Guppies

age 3+

Cheerful aqua tots teach kids good social lessons.

Network: Nickelodeon (2011)
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Busytown Mysteries

age 3+

Richard Scarry's beloved characters solve kid-size queries.

Network: CBS (2007)
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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

age 3+

Funny feline makes natural science fun for kids.

Network: PBS Kids (2010)
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Clangers

age 3+

Endearing remake of classic has a galaxy's worth of charm.

Network: Universal Kids, CBeebies (2015)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog

age 3+

Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.

Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video (2019)
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

age 3+

Excellent lessons from Mister Rogers' next generation.

Network: PBS Kids (2012)
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Dinosaur Train

age 3+

Young dino's travels teach kids about science and diversity.

Network: PBS (2009)
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Eureka!

age 3+

Talented girl goes on engineering adventures in Stone Age.

Network: Disney Junior (2022)
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The Furchester Hotel

age 3+

Friendly Muppets solve guests' problems in lively series.

Network: BBC, Universal Kids (2014)
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