Toddlers The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids  

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30 votes 9 voters 12 items

List Rules Vote up the children's television programs that are best at teaching Spanish and other languages

Other than from being a great place to waste a whole day by binge-watching a series that features adults playing teenagers caught in mind-bending drama, television does have its educational uses. Though it may not get a lot of credit as a learning tool, the fact is, most of us who are reading this now have learned a lot of our vocabulary from TV (for better or worse). Whether we learned English from cartoons or have a working knowledge in Spanish thanks to Dora the Explorer, the best bilingual kids TV shows are entertaining as well as educational.

These bilingual shows for kids almost always use humor and interactive content to connect with young viewers and engage them in ways that books or lessons can't. And in an increasingly connected world, its these shows that are preparing the kids of the future by teaching them languages other than their native tongue.

Whether you're trying to get your own kid to be bilingual or you're simply curious where the future of educational television is going, we're here to rank the best bilingual children's shows from best to "bueno." Or in French, from best to "bien." Or in Italian, from best to "bene."

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Dora the Explorer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez

Language taught: Spanish

Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried ...more
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Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Zachary Gordon, Khamani Griffin, Clem Cheung

Language taught: Mandarin Chinese

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is an American children's television series which premiered on Nickelodeon on November 5, 2007, and on Noggin on December 15, 2008. It also premiered on the Canadian Television ...more
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Handy Manny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Jane Lynch, Giada De Laurentiis, Wilmer Valderrama

Language taught: Spanish

Handy Manny is a Disney-animated children's television program. It first aired on September 16, 2006 as originally part of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney daily block intended for ...more
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Go, Diego, Go! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Rosie Perez, Jake T. Austin

Language taught: Spanish

Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational television program that originally aired on the Nickelodeon children's cable network in the United States and produced by Nickelodeon Animation ...more
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Caillou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Evan Smirnow, Ellen David, Jennifer Seguin

Language taught: French

Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, ...more
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Oh Noah! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Oh Noah! Jorge Diaz, Vanesa Tomasino, Omar Avila

Language taught: Spanish

Oh Noah! (PBS, 2011) is a children's educational television program. A curious, twelve year-old boy learns new Spanish words each day while visiting his grandmother in Mexico.
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Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Beth Payne, Lucy Liu, Elisa Bocanegra

Language taught: Spanish

Maya & Miguel is a children's television animated series produced by Scholastic Studios. It appears on PBS as part of the PBS Kids Go! lineup and on the CBBC channel in the UK. The show ran ...more
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Nina's World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Rita Moreno, Isabella Farrier, Michele Lepe

Language taught: Spanish

Nina's World (Universal Kids, 2015) is a Canadian-American animated children's television series created by Andrew Beecham and Lisa O’Brien. An animated prequel to the Sprout TV network block ...more
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El Perro y el Gato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
El Perro y el Gato

Language taught: Spanish

El Perro y el Gato is a Spanish language animated educational television series airing on HBO since 2004. It is a Spanish learning show.
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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Language taught: Various

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more
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Pocoyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Stephen Fry, Alex Marty, Montana Smedley

Language taught: Spanish

Pocoyo is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia ...more
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Miaomiao Kidz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bilingual Shows For Kids
Miaomiao Kidz

Language taught: Mandarin Chinese