If you have kids, especially little ones, chances are they rule over your TV to some extent. Sure, you don’t want to let the TV become a babysitter. But there are times where they get a little too unruly, and you need to pop them down in front of one of their shows just to neutralize them for a second.
Obviously, some shows are better than others.
In fact, some are downright intolerable. (If I ever see Blippi again, it’ll be too soon.)
But some shows can be quite enjoyable to watch, even for us adults. So I have decided to pick what I consider to be the 3 best shows for kids (and big kids) of all ages.
3. Sesame Street
Okay, so this one’s an easy one. Sesame Street is an American icon, and something that has been part of our lives for a very long time. But there’s a reason for it. It’s an objectively good show. I’ve always loved the celebrity cameo’s, because you know the celebrities who come on aren’t looking to advance their career. The kids aren’t old enough to really know who they are, and most of them won’t figure out why they’re famous until their career is past it’s peak. So they’re coming on for the joy of coming on, and the opportunity to take part in something that took part of their childhood.
No matter how many years pass, I’ll always be able to tell you how to get to Sesame Street.
2. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
If you haven’t heard of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the show is about exactly what it sounds like it’s about. It’s the same characters from the original Mr Rogers Neighborhood, this time animated and with Daniel Tiger to helm the show. I thoroughly enjoy watching this show with my kids. Fred’s legacy is intact, and as prevalent as ever. The show still preaches the same things that Mr Rogers taught us as children. Being kind to one another, healthy ways to express feelings, and inspiring creativity. It even follows a similar formula as the original, starting and ending with the same songs we remember. It’s wonderful knowing that Fred can be there for my kids the way he was for me.
This show has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years. For good reason too. It’s honestly good. As with the above 2 shows, it too teaches good morals and inspires creativity. But I think where this one wins over parents, is with the parents on this show. The mom and dad are both very believable characters. For a kids show, this family actually feels real and authentic. I for one, identify with the dad on this show in so many ways. And I’m certainly not alone.
As far as shows go that your kids could get addicted to, this one’s a pretty good one.
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