TV That Inspires Curiosity

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of learning information for its own sake and of actively seeking out new challenges. The character strength of curiosity surfaces in these shows by being intrinsic to the story and being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and it "wins" over character flaws such as apathy. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire curiosity.)

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Timmy Time

age 2+

Cute series has positive social messages for tots.

Network: Disney Channel (2009)
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Ask the Storybots

age 3+

Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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Blue's Clues

age 3+

Engaging fun for young ones (and parents, too!).

Network: Nickelodeon (1996)
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Blue's Clues & You!

age 3+

Engaging reboot teaches preschoolers prereading skills.

Network: Nickelodeon (2019)
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Busytown Mysteries

age 3+

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

Network: CBS (2007)
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Caillou

age 3+

Kids can relate to this sweet, curious explorer.

Network: PBS (1997)
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Curious George

age 3+

Notorious monkey amuses and teaches preschoolers.

Network: PBS Kids (2006)
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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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Dora the Explorer

age 3+

Preschoolers will love Dora's ongoing adventures.

Network: Nickelodeon (2000)
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Dougie in Disguise

age 3+

Curious kid's charming travels engage, teach young viewers.

Network: Online (2012)
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Miffy's Adventures Big and Small

age 3+

Kindly bunny joins sweet friends in learning experiences.

Network: Nick Jr. (2016)
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Musti

age 3+

Darling preschool series celebrates imagination, discovery.

Network: Online (2015)
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Peep and the Big Wide World

age 3+

Preschoolers learn science with a pinch of humor.

Network: Discovery Kids, PBS Kids (2004)
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Puffin Rock

age 3+

Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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Super WHY!

age 3+

Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.

Network: PBS Kids (2007)
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Super Wings

age 3+

Friendly planes' world travels teach kids multiculturalism.

Network: Universal Kids (2015)
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Toot & Puddle

age 3+

Friendly pigs, sweet stories, and good messages.

Network: Nick Jr. (2008)
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Wibbly Pig

age 3+

Book character's adventures celebrate imagination.

Network: Kidstream (2009)
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Zou

age 3+

Curious zebra tot's adventures model positive social skills.

Network: Disney Junior (2012)
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Bubu and the Little Owls

age 4+

Charming animated explorers teach kids value of curiosity.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2019)
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