TV That Promotes Literacy

The best way for kids to appreciate words and language is by reading to them. But TV can be another tool to help kids develop and enhance their literacy skills. Check out these excellent shows for little kids that encourage learning about letters, words, reading, and more.

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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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Play with Me Sesame TV Poster Image
Lovable Muppets invite preschoolers to play along.
Network: Nick Jr., Sprout
(2005)
(2002)
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Super WHY! TV Poster Image
Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Wilbur TV Poster Image
A "mooovelous" intro to reading for preschoolers.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
(2007)
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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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Between the Lions TV Poster Image
Educational TV with heart -- and a slight flaw.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(2000)
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Martha Speaks TV Poster Image
Chatty canine's vocab lessons are fun for kids.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
(2008)
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Reading Rainbow TV Poster Image
Encouraging kids to read, one book at a time.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1983)
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Wallykazam! TV Poster Image
Exceptional preschool show with quality literacy curriculum.
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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WordGirl TV Poster Image
Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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