Finding a great television show that’s perfect for kids to watch on a lazy Saturday morning can be tough in this day and age. Many television shows masquerade as children’s shows but manage to sneak in jokes and images that parents don’t want to expose to their kids. The television shows that children watch can help shape them as people, so it’s important to find shows that are entertaining, creative, and put emphasis on certain values like friendship, intelligence, and hard work. When you find all of those elements in one TV show, you know it’s safe to show your children, while allowing them to enjoy their favorite show.
The shows on this list are both live action and animated. Shows like Sesame Street have been educating and entertaining children for decades,often getting awards for the ability to positively impact the lives of children. Other shows like Adventure Time and Phineas and Ferb can be fun for both children and adults, making them the perfect shows to watch as a family.
What are the best kids shows of 2013? This list includes the best shows for children of all ages to watch, from shows that help teach the basics to 5 year olds to programs that will enchant older viewers too.
Max & Ruby: Afternoons with Max & Ruby
Sofia the FirstSara Ramirez, Ariel Winter
Yo Gabba Gabba!Biz Markie, Rob Paulsen
Doc McStuffinsLara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad
Paw PatrolKallan Holley, Devan Cohen