TV That Promotes Teamwork

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of working respectfully and effectively within a group -- and doing their share. The character strength of teamwork surfaces in these titles by being intrinsic to the story, being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and "wins" over character flaws such as thinking only of oneself. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote teamwork.)

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3rd & Bird TV Poster Image
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Colorful bird community celebrates diversity, cooperation.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Bear in the Big Blue House TV Poster Image
Cooperate and share with Bear! Great for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(1997)
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Engaging fun for young ones (and parents, too!).
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(1996)
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Cheerful aqua tots teach kids good social lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(2011)
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Friendly book characters teach kids about cooperation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1994)
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Richard Scarry's beloved characters solve kid-size queries.
Network: CBS
(2009)
(2007)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
Kids will love this big dog with lots of smarts.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(2000)
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Curious kids and dragons take flight.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1999)
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Perky pals teach musical concepts with positive messages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2009)
(2009)
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Handy Manny TV Poster Image
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Friendly handyman teaches kids about cooperation.
Network: Disney Channel
(2006)
(2006)
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Charming characters' adventures celebrate active learning.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
(2014)
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Fun-filled series teaches social lessons to young mateys.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Jungle Junction TV Poster Image
Colorful friends teach preschoolers about solving problems.
Network: Disney Channel
(2009)
(2009)
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Justin Time GO! TV Poster Image
Imagination takes Justin and friends to faraway, fun places.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
(2013)
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Friendly frontier town teaches kids about strong character.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2013)
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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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Delightful series follows adventures of real dirt movers.
Network: Sprout
(2016)
(2016)
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Friendly messages, superb literacy content, fun adventure.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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Kid-friendly mini-operas about teamwork and more.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2006)
(2006)
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Curious zebra tot's adventures model positive social skills.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2012)
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Animal friends find melodious, kid-friendly adventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(2004)
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Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Fraggle Rock co-stars emphasize learning by doing.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2014)
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Fishtronaut TV Poster Image
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Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
(2015)
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Animated spin-off touts problem-solving skills, plus music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
(2015)
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Family's tot-friendly adventures are out of this world.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2010)
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Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Little blue gnomes share, care, and learn.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1981)
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Exceptional preschool show with quality literacy curriculum.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2013)
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Problem-solving cyber-adventures for kids.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(2002)
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Bumbling bionic detective offers worry-free laughs for kids.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
(1983)
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Fantasy series has positive themes, intimidating villains.
Network: Nick Jr., Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
(2014)
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Pint-sized problem-solvers face rival squad on funny show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Duo's over-the-top schemes are fun for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2008)
(2007)
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Scoob and the gang are on the case! Families AOK.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1969)
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Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Kids' ideas become reality in inspiring volunteer builds.
Network: qubo
(2015)
(2012)
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Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Unique characters and situations drive classic sitcom.
Network: CBS, Syndicated
(2010)
(1964)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2014)
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H2O: Mermaid Adventures TV Poster Image
Animated version of hit Aussie series makes a splash.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Bionic and superhero teens team up in fun Disney sequel.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
(2016)
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Laverne & Shirley TV Poster Image
Classic sitcom duo is still doing it their way.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1976)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Superhero spoof works for kids and adults.
Network: Toon Disney
(2005)
(2001)
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Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(2006)
(1987)
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A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1966)
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Thunderbirds Are Go TV Poster Image
Fun, updated classic stars team of brothers helping others.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
(2015)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
(2015)
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Stressful global race features tense moments, teamwork.
Network: CBS, Travel Channel
(2006)
(2001)
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Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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Simple crime drama is tame by today's standards.
Network: A&E, Biography Channel, Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2004)
(1984)
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Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.
Network: Logo, Oxygen
(2004)
(1995)
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Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Fame (1980s) TV Poster Image
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Classic teen series is dated, but it once broke new ground.
Network: Syndicated
(2008)
(1982)
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Buffy creator's space Western entertains.
Network: Syndicated
(2005)
(2002)
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Avengers TV follow-up is violent but thrilling fare.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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Fresh office humor worth tuning in to.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated
(2005)
(1995)
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Goofy medical comedy with heart; for older teens.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2005)
(2001)
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Classic 1970s ensemble comedy is witty but gritty.
Network: ABC
(2010)
(1978)
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Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.
Network: Syfy, TNT
(2005)
(1993)
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College comedy's wit trumps some stereotyping.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.
Network: Freeform, NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Hero-driven drama is "super" for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2005)
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Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Exciting space drama has complex adult themes.
Network: Syfy
(2005)
(2004)
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Dead bodies + courtroom drama = mature teens only.
Network: NBC
(2005)
(1990)
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A tense thriller for adults and mature teens.
Network: Fox
(2006)
(2001)
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