Educational TV

If you like your kids to learn a thing or two during their time in front of the TV, then be sure to check out our favorite educational TV shows. From classics like Sesame Street to newer favorites like Sid the Science Kid, there's no shortage of smart -- and fun -- shows out there for kids.

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Fun and learning abound in this mouse's house.
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Network: Disney Channel
(2006)
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Cute counting series promotes physical activity.
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Network: Online
(2013)
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Funny feline makes natural science fun for kids.
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Network: PBS Kids
(2010)
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Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
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Network: PBS
(2005)
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Spunky girl's math skills solve problems, teach lessons.
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Network: PBS Kids
(2013)
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Come and play on everyone's favorite street.
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Network: PBS
(2004)
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Friendly frontier town teaches kids about strong character.
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Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
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Kindly alien finds artistic inspiration to solve problems.
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Network: Amazon
(2014)
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Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
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Network: Sprout
(2014)
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Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.
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Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
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Exceptional preschool show with quality literacy curriculum.
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Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Problem-solving cyber-adventures for kids.
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Network: PBS
(2004)
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Excellent update of '70s classic makes English lessons fun.
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Network: PBS
(2009)
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Fun globe-trotting series teaches kids about animal species.
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Network: Syndicated
(2013)
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Kids' building projects are smart fun for curious families.
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Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
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Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
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Network: Hulu
(2014)
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Fun-loving hosts + natural parks' splendor = inspiring TV.
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Network: CW
(2014)
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STEM-based show inspires curiosity, challenges stereotypes.
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Network: Fox
(2014)
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Sea explorations promote conservation but can be tense.
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Network: Online
(2014)
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Stunning glimpses of our natural world.
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Network: PBS
(2005)
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Smart series teaches kids about geography, world cultures.
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Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2011)
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Inspiring, educational tour of planet's natural landmarks.
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Network: Fox
(2014)
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Captivating look at mind's abilities, but content can vary.
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Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Teens' career field trips highlight algebra's usefulness.
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Network: PBS
(2011)
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Hip British science show is informative and fun.
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Network: BBC America
(2013)
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Update of Sagan classic is smart, visually spectacular.
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Network: Fox, National Geographic Channel
(2014)
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Nature's harsh realities may be too intense for young kids.
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Network: National Geographic Channel
(2010)
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U.S. history gets dramatic in worthy educational series.
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Network: History
(2010)
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Smart journey through prehistoric life is great for teens.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2010)
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Fun look at statistics, social behavior has intense images.
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Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
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Complex physics made fun on interesting educational series.
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Network: SCIENCE
(2010)
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Edutaining show features history, numbers, mild innuendo.
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Network: History
(2012)
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Affecting true story of homelessness and the human spirit.
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Network: MTV
(2012)
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Quality obesity docuseries is educational, straightforward.
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Network: HBO
(2012)

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