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Good TV Shows for Toddlers  

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Although many toddlers have limited screentime, many parents also choose fun and educational shows for their toddlers to watch. When it comes to the best preschool TV shows, it’s good if there are more than repetitive songs and bright colors. If you’ve been looking for the best TV shows for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds to watch, this list of the best television shows for toddlers has fun and educational series that will both entertain and enrich little ones.

Many of the best shows for toddlers offer simple concepts that are easy to grasp, whether they're just telling a story or teaching a lesson. Shows such as Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Peppa Pig are fun and star easily recognizable animal characters that share lessons about friendship and family. Shows such as Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, and Bubble Guppies offer call-and-response moments that engage toddlers beyond just staring at the screen.

Which TV shows for toddlers are worth the limited screentime? Vote up the best shows for toddlers, then vote down the shows that aren’t any good for the preschool age group and add any good shows for toddlers that are missing.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Keith David, Fred Rogers, Don Francks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers. The series originated in 1963 as Mister Rogers on CBC ...more
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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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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Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer
Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British animated children's television series, based upon Norman Bridwell's famous children's book series of the same name. Produced by Scholastic ...more
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Bubble Guppies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Frank Welker, Zachary Gordon, Skai Jackson
Bubble Guppies is an American preschool children's television series produced for Nickelodeon and created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull. The series is produced by using Autodesk Maya 3D ...more
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Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Lara Jill Miller, Henry Winkler, Masiela Lusha
Clifford's Puppy Days is a short-lived animated children's television series that originally aired on Both PBS and PBS Kids from 15 September 2003 to 13 October 2004. A prequel to the original ...more
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory
Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more
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Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Finty Williams, Jo Wyatt, Keith Wickham
Angelina Ballerina (ITV1, 2002) is a British animated children's television series, based on the Angelina Ballerina series of children's books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen ...more
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Matt Danner
Muppet Babies (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American computer-animated television series featuring toddler versions of the Muppets characters and a reboot of the original 1984–1991 animated ...more
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Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Joan Cusack, Megan Mullally, Jayne Eastwood
Peep and the Big Wide World is an American/Canadian produced Flash-animated television series created by Canadian Animator Kaj Pindal and based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World ...more
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Jake and the Never Land Pirate... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
David Arquette, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is an Annie Award-winning musical and interactive animated television series shown on Disney Junior. It is based on Disney's Peter Pan franchise, which in turn is ...more
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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano
Curious George is an animated television series based on the Curious George children's book series, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. Frank Welker, who ...more
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WordWorld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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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Kipper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Martin Clunes, Chris Lang
Kipper (ITV, 1997) is a British animated children's television series based on the characters from Mick Inkpen's Kipper the Dog book series. The series follows Kipper the Dog as he goes on many ...more
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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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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Peppa Pig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
John Sparkes, Morwenna Banks, Alice May
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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Busytown Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Julie Lemieux, Catherine Disher, Joanne Vannicola
Busytown Mysteries, also known as Hurray for Huckle!, is a Canadian animated television series created by Cookie Jar Entertainment. Currently the series airs in Canada as part of the Kids' CBC ...more
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Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
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
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The Busy World of Richard Scar... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Peter Wildman, Denis Akiyama, Carl Banas
The Busy World of Richard Scarry is a Canadian/French animated children's television series, produced by CINAR Animation and France Animation in association with Paramount Television, which ...more
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Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Zachary Gordon, Khamani Griffin, Clem Cheung
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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Sheriff Callie's Wild West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Lucas Grabeel, Jeff Bennett, Cree Summer
Sheriff Callie's Wild West (Disney Junior, 2013) is an animated musical comedy television series for preschool children. The series follows Sheriff Callie, a female calico cat and the sheriff ...more
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Imagination Movers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Kath Soucie
Imagination Movers is an American live-action preschool television series that premiered on September 6, 2008 on Disney Channel. The program was originally part of the Playhouse Disney daily ...more
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Caillou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
Evan Smirnow, Ellen David, Jennifer Seguin
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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The Furchester Hotel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for Toddlers
The Furchester Hotel Julia Frost, Sarah Burgess, Ryan Dillon
The Furchester Hotel (CBeebies) is an educational puppet television series for CBeebies and a British spinoff of Sesame Street. The Furchester Hotel is a half-star hotel in England that is owned ...more