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 TV Poster Image
Short, playful videos help preschoolers learn phonics.
Network: Netflix, CBeebies
(2020)
(2010)
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Kinderwood TV Poster Image
Whimsical preschool lessons with oodles of charm.
Network: Noggin
(2020)
(2020)
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Remy and Boo TV Poster Image
Sweet preschool show has great social-emotional lessons.
Network: Universal Kids
(2020)
(2020)
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Sesame Street TV Poster Image
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(1969)
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Timmy Time TV Poster Image
Cute series has positive social messages for tots.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
(2009)
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Twirlywoos TV Poster Image
Charming humor and vocabulary learning for youngest kids.
Network: Netflix, CBeebies
(2020)
(2015)
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Bali TV Poster Image
Puppy preschooler learns lots from fantastic role models.
Network: Online
(2015)
(2010)
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Blue's Clues & You! TV Poster Image
Engaging reboot teaches preschoolers prereading skills.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
(2019)
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Bubble Guppies TV Poster Image
Cheerful aqua tots teach kids good social lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(2011)
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Busytown Mysteries TV Poster Image
Richard Scarry's beloved characters solve kid-size queries.
Network: CBS
(2009)
(2007)
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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That TV Poster Image
Funny feline makes natural science fun for kids.
Network: PBS Kids
(2010)
(2010)
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Clangers TV Poster Image
Endearing remake of classic has a galaxy's worth of charm.
Network: Universal Kids, CBeebies
(2015)
(2015)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.
Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Dinosaur Train TV Poster Image
Young dino's travels teach kids about science and diversity.
Network: PBS
(2009)
(2009)
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The Furchester Hotel TV Poster Image
Friendly Muppets solve guests' problems in lively series.
Network: BBC, Universal Kids
(2014)
(2014)
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Guess How Much I Love You TV Poster Image
Endearing book-inspired series centers on curiosity, love.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
(2012)
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Henry Hugglemonster TV Poster Image
Cute monster tot teaches kids about feelings, relationships.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2013)
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Izzy's Koala World TV Poster Image
Real life 11-year-old koala rescuer brings the warm fuzzies.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates TV Poster Image
Fun-filled series teaches social lessons to young mateys.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Jessy & Nessy TV Poster Image
Curious friends reinforce important life skills.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2020)
(2020)
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Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake TV Poster Image
Muppets teach humorous, gentle wildlife lessons.
Network: Kidstream
(2014)
(1994)
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JoJo & Gran Gran TV Poster Image
Sweet British series celebrates grandparents, diversity.
Network: CBeebies
(2020)
(2020)
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Julius Jr. TV Poster Image
Popular brand image inspires vibrant, tot-friendly series.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2013)
(2013)
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Kate & Mim-Mim TV Poster Image
Friendship, imagination, and excellent role models for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2014)
(2014)
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Love Monster TV Poster Image
Friendly beast teaches preschoolers how to manage emotions.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
(2020)
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Mighty Express TV Poster Image
Kids and trains save the day in fun preschool series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1968)
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The Monster at the End of This Story TV Poster Image
TV version of beloved Sesame book helps kids face fears.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Ni Hao, Kai-lan TV Poster Image
Cultural content, good messages make show a hit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2008)
(2007)
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Nina's World TV Poster Image
Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.
Network: Universal Kids
(2015)
(2015)
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Peep and the Big Wide World TV Poster Image
Preschoolers learn science with a pinch of humor.
Network: Discovery Kids, PBS Kids
(2005)
(2004)
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Pikwik Pack TV Poster Image
Sunny crew delivers packages and positive preschool lessons.
Network: Disney Junior
(2020)
(2020)
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The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special TV Poster Image
Superb Sesame special teaches anti-racism to preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids, HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Sheriff Callie's Wild West TV Poster Image
Friendly frontier town teaches kids about strong character.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2013)
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Stella and Sam TV Poster Image
Charming siblings' adventures have teaching points for kids.
Network: Sprout
(2013)
(2013)
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Super WHY! TV Poster Image
Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Super Wings TV Poster Image
Friendly planes' world travels teach kids multiculturalism.
Network: Universal Kids
(2015)
(2015)
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Tayo the Little Bus TV Poster Image
Animated charmer features positive messages -- and farts.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2010)
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Wallykazam!: The Big Goblin Problem TV Poster Image
Friendly messages, superb literacy content, fun adventure.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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The Wonder Pets! TV Poster Image
Kid-friendly mini-operas about teamwork and more.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2006)
(2006)
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WordWorld TV Poster Image
Words come to life in delightful preschool series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Zack and Quack TV Poster Image
Adventure unfolds in cute pop-up book-inspired series.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2014)
(2014)
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The Adventures of Paddington Bear TV Poster Image
Classic book character delights in gentle animated series.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2008)
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The Backyardigans TV Poster Image
Animal friends find melodious, kid-friendly adventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(2004)
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Bluey TV Poster Image
Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures.
Network: Disney Junior, Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices TV Poster Image
Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Charlie and Lola TV Poster Image
Brit siblings set good examples; great for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(2005)
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Charlie's Colorforms City TV Poster Image
Preschool show teaches skills, celebrates imagination.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Toolbelt TV Poster Image
Teamwork, problem-solving stand out in books-inspired show.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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CoComelon TV Poster Image
Solid YouTube nursery rhyme song sensation comes to TV.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Creative Galaxy TV Poster Image
Kindly alien finds artistic inspiration to solve problems.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2013)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
(2012)
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Doki TV Poster Image
Inquisitive friends' adventures teach about science, nature.
Network: qubo, Online
(2015)
(2009)
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Doozers TV Poster Image
Fraggle Rock co-stars emphasize learning by doing.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2014)
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Doug Unplugs TV Poster Image
Robot ditches data downloads to experience life firsthand.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Universal Kids
(2014)
(2014)
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Esme & Roy TV Poster Image
Caring friends help cute kid monsters conquer challenges.
Network: HBO
(2018)
(2018)
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Forky Asks a Question TV Poster Image
"Toy Story 4" star ponders mysteries with charm.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Fraggle Rock: Rock On TV Poster Image
Fraggles make connections in fun, charming musical shorts.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Franklin and Friends TV Poster Image
Friendly animal pals have positive social messages for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
(2011)
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Go! Go! Cory Carson TV Poster Image
Sweet stories, exceptional messages in toy-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Harold and the Purple Crayon TV Poster Image
Busby Berkley musicals for the preschool set.
Network: HBO Family
(2005)
(2001)
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HBO Storybook Musicals TV Poster Image
Music, animation bring timeless tales to life for littles.
Network: HBO Max, HBO Family
(2020)
(1987)
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Helpsters Help You TV Poster Image
Kindly monster models solving relatable problems for kids.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Little Einsteins TV Poster Image
An artistic adventure packed into each episode.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(2005)
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Mia's Magic Playground TV Poster Image
Imagination inspires creative problem solving in sweet show.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Mike the Knight TV Poster Image
Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
(2012)
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Miles from Tomorrowland TV Poster Image
Family's tot-friendly adventures are out of this world.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Octonauts TV Poster Image
Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2010)
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Pinkfong Wonderstar TV Poster Image
Cute animated show emphasizes social-emotional themes.
Network: YouTube
(2021)
(2020)
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Rhyme Time Town TV Poster Image
Charming nursery rhymes-inspired show fun for tots, parents.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Rocketeer TV Poster Image
Go-getter girl fills big shoes in next-gen superhero tale.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
(2019)
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Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave TV Poster Image
Friends engage kids' learning in fun multiple-choice format.
Network: Universal Kids, CBeebies
(2015)
(2015)
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Santiago of the Seas TV Poster Image
Exceptional preschool series celebrates kindness, courage.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
(2020)
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Scout & The Gumboot Kids TV Poster Image
Outstanding preschool show teaches nature, mindfulness.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2019)
(2015)
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Snoopy in Space TV Poster Image
Super show shares lots of laughs, facts from Peanuts gang.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
(2019)
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Wimzie's House TV Poster Image
Friendly puppets, excellent interpersonal messages for kids.
Network: PBS, Online
(2015)
(1997)
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Wishenpoof! TV Poster Image
Sweet magical series illustrates joys of helping others.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
(2014)
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Yakari TV Poster Image
Native American-inspired cartoon focuses on positive themes.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2005)
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Archibald's Next Big Thing TV Poster Image
Sunny book character's adventures make for fun family show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Dora and Friends: Into the City! TV Poster Image
School-age TV icon explores community service, friendship.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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The Electric Company TV Poster Image
Excellent update of '70s classic makes English lessons fun.
Network: PBS
(2009)
(2009)
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Elinor Wonders Why TV Poster Image
Eager preschoolers' curiosity yields learning opportunities.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
(2020)
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth TV Poster Image
Charming book adaptation inspires awe for Earth's wonders.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Kid Correspondent TV Poster Image
Warm, fast-paced news show promotes empathy, activism.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
(2020)
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Molly of Denali TV Poster Image
Alaska Native character's adventures celebrate heritage.
Network: PBS Kids
(2019)
(2019)
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Rainbow Brite TV Poster Image
'80s cartoon revival has excellent messages and role model.
Network: Online
(2015)
(2014)
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WordGirl TV Poster Image
Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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