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Good TV Shows for Babies 

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Updated June 19, 2020 1.8k votes 414 voters 37.3k views 36 items

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Although many parents limit screen time for children under a certain age, many also choose fun and educational shows for their babies to watch. When it comes to the best shows for babies to watch, it’s good if there are more than bright colors and fun songs. If you’ve been looking for the best TV shows that are appropriate for kids under 2 years old to watch, this list of the best television shows for babies has fun and educational series that will entertain and enrich little ones.

Many of the best shows for babies teach words and introduce language skills - Martha Speaks, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, and Sesame Street all use repetition with new words to expand your little ones' vocabulary. Other great television series for babies are just pleasant to watch and gently share facts about everything from science to social interaction, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Handy Manny.

Which TV shows for babies are worth the screen time? Vote up the best shows for babies, then vote down the shows that aren’t any good for their age group and add any good shows for babies that are missing.

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 2006

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American animated television series that premiered in 2006 and continues to air in the present. The series, Disney Television Animation's first computer animated ...more
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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Premiered: 1969

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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WordWorld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Marc Thompson, Veronica Taylor

Premiered: 2007

WordWorld is an American CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was created by Don Moody, Jacqueline Moody, Peter Schneider and Gary Friedman. WordWorld was produced by The ...more
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Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Ty Olsson
Dragon Tales is an American animated pre-school children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana ...more
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Paw Patrol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Paw Patrol Kallan Holley, Devan Cohen, Alex Thorne

Premiered: 2013

PAW Patrol is a Canadian/American animated television preschool series that was created by Keith Chapman. The series first aired on August 12, 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States and in ...more
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The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

Premiered: 1994

The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for ...more
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley

Premiered: 2012

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American-Canadian animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company, 9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises. It debuted on ...more
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Mighty Little Bheem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies

Premiered: 2019

Mighty Little Bheem (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian children's animated television program. An innocent toddler's boundless curiosity - and extraordinary might - lead to mischief and adventure in ...more
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Word Party is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Dorien Davies, Misty Rosas, Donna Kimball
Jim Henson's Word Party (Netflix, 2016)is an American animated children's television series created by Alex Rockwell. The vocabulary-building program features four young animals, Kip the ...more
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The Wonder Pets is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel, Jerry Stiller

Premiered: 2006

Wonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr. block of the Nickelodeon cable television network and Noggin on the same day. It won ...more
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Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Drew Massey, Alice Dinnean, Victor Yerrid

Premiered: 2008

Sid the Science Kid is an American CGI animated series that premiered on PBS Kids on September 1, 2008. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET ...more
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Handy Manny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jane Lynch, Giada De Laurentiis, Wilmer Valderrama

Premiered: 2006

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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Thomas the Tank Engine &... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Clark Benson added Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Premiered: 1984

Thomas & Friends is a British-American children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US. It is based on The Railway ...more
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Doc McStuffins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Doc McStuffins Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Jaden Betts

Premiered: 2012

Doc McStuffins is an animated children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and ...more
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Team Umizoomi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Donovan Patton, Jennifer Twomey, Chris Phillips

Premiered: 2010

Team Umizoomi is a computer animated fantasy musical series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons. The ...more
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The Cat in the Hat Knows... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk

Premiered: 2010

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Canada–UK co-produced animated television series that premiered August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the ...more
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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Dinosaur Train Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett

Premiered: 2009

Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted ...more
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Rhyme Time Town is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies

Premiered: 2020

Rhyme Time Town (Netflix, 2020) is a children and family television series. Daisy the Puppy and Cole the Kitten are ready to guide young children through a colorful and adventurous world filled ...more
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Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Super Why! Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch

Premiered: 2007

Super Why or The Reading Adventures of Super Why is an American children's CGI animated show developed by Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York ...more
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Peppa Pig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Peppa Pig John Sparkes, Morwenna Banks, Alice May

Premiered: 2004

Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series created, directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies, which originally aired on 31 May 2004. and is distributed by E1 Kids. To date, ...more
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Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Zachary Gordon, Khamani Griffin, Clem Cheung

Premiered: 2007

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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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

Premiered: 2008

Martha Speaks is a American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha, who is owned by ...more
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Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Sofia the First Sara Ramirez, Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady

Premiered: 2013

Sofia the First is an American computer-animated television series that incorporates characters from the Disney Princess franchise. The series stars Ariel Winter as Sofia, a young girl who ...more
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Pocoyo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Stephen Fry, Alex Marty, Montana Smedley

Premiered: 2004

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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Puppy Dog Pals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Issac Ryan Brown, Harland Williams, Jessica DiCicco

Premiered: 2017

Puppy Dog Pals (previously titled Puppy Dog Tails) is an American computer-animated children's television series created by Harland Williams. Puppy Dog Pals is about brothers Bingo and Rolly, ...more