Back-to-School TV

While going back to school is exciting and fun (kids get to see their friends every day again!), there are lots of transitions that some kids might feel anxious about. New teachers, new routines, new classrooms, and even learning new subjects can be difficult to process. These school-set TV shows can help kids get into the swing of things by modeling all kinds of classroom experiences. Kids' nerves may be calmed when they see their screen peers working through school challenges -- from preschool fears to sixth-grade drama -- and they may even get excited about learning! For more back-to-school stories, check out these Back-to-School Movies and Books

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Excellent lessons from Mister Rogers' next generation.
Network: PBS Kids
(2012)
(2012)
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Peg + Cat TV Poster Image
Spunky girl's math skills solve problems, teach lessons.
Network: PBS Kids
(2013)
(2013)
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Dino Dana TV Poster Image
Kid scientist can see real dinos in fun educational series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
(2017)
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Sid the Science Kid TV Poster Image
Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
(2008)
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Arthur TV Poster Image
A thoughtful cartoon for kids to grow up on.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(1996)
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again TV Poster Image
Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Doug TV Poster Image
Low-key '90s cartoon has good lessons for grade-schoolers.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(1991)
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The Kicks TV Poster Image
Book-inspired series scores with excellent tween role model.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
(2016)
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Milo Murphy's Law TV Poster Image
Unlucky teen's fortune lies in friendship, positive outlook.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
(2016)
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The Worst Witch TV Poster Image
Spooky book-inspired series is mild and magical.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Project Mc2 TV Poster Image
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Girl Meets World TV Poster Image
Spin-off series has multigenerational appeal, OK lessons.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
(2014)
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Hyperlinked TV Poster Image
Strong female roles in enjoyable website-inspired series.
Network: YouTube Premium
(2017)
(2017)
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Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
Relatable teen dramedy centers on a solid female friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
(2016)
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