Shows for Kids While You're Making Dinner

Let's be honest: Sometimes you just need 15 uninterrupted minutes to get dinner going -- so you put on a TV show. But you don't want to leave your kids hanging on a plot that takes a full 30 minutes to solve. That's where these great shows with short and sweet episodes come in. Between five and 22 minutes long (often two stories are broken up into shorter 11-minute chunks), these shows can give you just enough time to get things organized, and none of them will rile up your preschoolers enough that they won't be able to sit still for a meal. For more options, check out our Best Preschool TV Shows.

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Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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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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Molang TV Poster Image
Animal buddies explore their world in delightful series.
Network: Comcast, Disney Junior
(2017)
(2014)
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Nina's World TV Poster Image
Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
(2015)
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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Stinky & Dirty Show TV Poster Image
Popular book characters are excellent role models for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
(2016)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom TV Poster Image
Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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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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DuckTales TV Poster Image
Woo-oo! Adventure, fun, and laughs abound in Disney reboot.
Network: Disney XD
(2017)
(2017)
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Wonder Quest TV Poster Image
Stampy's Minecraft-inspired adventure is educational fun.
Network: Maker Studios
(2015)
(2015)
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