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Good TV Shows for Babies  

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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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WordWorld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Marc Thompson, Veronica Taylor
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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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille
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) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
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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Paw Patrol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Kallan Holley, Devan Cohen, Alex Thorne
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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Mighty Little Bheem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
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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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley
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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Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Drew Massey, Alice Dinnean, Victor Yerrid
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) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jane Lynch, Giada De Laurentiis, Wilmer Valderrama
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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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk
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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The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell
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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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Clark Benson added Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin
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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Team Umizoomi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Donovan Patton, Jennifer Twomey, Chris Phillips
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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Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Doc McStuffins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Doc McStuffins Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Jaden Betts
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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The Wonder Pets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel, Jerry Stiller
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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Word Party is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett
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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Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Sara Ramirez, Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady
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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The Magic School Bus Rides Aga... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Kate McKinnon, Lily Tomlin, Lynsey Pham
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Netflix, 2017) is a Canadian-American animated children's television series based on the books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. In a sequel to the original 1994 ...more
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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond
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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PJ Masks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Jacob Ursomarzo, Addison Holley, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
PJ Masks (Disney Junior, 2015) is an animated children's television series based on the Les Pyjamasques book series by Romuald Racioppo. Three children who become superheroes at night solves ...more
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Pinkalicious & Peterrific is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Kayla Erickson, Jaden Waldman, Molly Lloyd
Pinkalicious & Peterrific (PBS Kids, 2018) is an American half-hour children's television program based on the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious and her ...more
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Puppy Dog Pals is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added Issac Ryan Brown, Harland Williams, Jessica DiCicco
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
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Splash and Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
naturecat1998 added John Tartaglia, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Raymond Carr
Splash and Bubbles (originally titled Splash!) is an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia. follows a yellowback fusilier (though at times he and the ...more
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Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for Babies
Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch
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