The Sesame Street has been an age old favourite amongst both children and adults. For almost over five decades, this show has been successfully delighting kids from all over the world with a Big Bird leading the cast consisting of some vibrant characters. This show helps educate its pre-school and primary school audience in literacy and numerical skills.
Super Why is a show that consists of four fairytale friends who go on magical adventures that turn them into literary-powered superheroes trying to solve problems in storybook village. This is a show that promoted some of the most significant literacy skills such as pronunciation, spellings, word identification and even some basic reading skills. In addition to this, this show also teaches lessons on teamwork, respect and friendship.
Umizoomi is a show dedicated to pre-schoolers and it majorly promotes numerical skills such as measuring, counting, and spatial relations. Additionally, they also develop some other key skills like color identification and shape recognition.
The Wiggles is a t.v show wherein a Australian children’s music group performs and records music. This show re-enforces numerical, literacy, and kin-aesthetic skills using fun and quirky characters.
Dora the Explorer
This is one of the most educative and explorative show in the list. It is a show that enables the audience, who here are children, to think and explore. A study conducted by Scientific American goes on to explain how Dora the Explorer improved the vocabulary of its pre-schooler audience.
Bubble Guppies features a group of fish-tailed pre-schoolers wandering their underwater lives and questioning their class teacher, Mr. Grouper, with loads of curious queries. The children learn about topics such as math, science, and literacy through original music and the antics of this group of flippered friends.
Sid the Science Kid
The animation is super cool, but Sid brings in great scientific questioning and thinking. Instead of focusing on science as something that you learn in school, he approaches the subject as a form of research, and with his pals pursuing a daily question. Pre-schoolers and toddlers are natural explorers, and this show caters to their curious nature while introducing them to the basic principles of science.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
The show features a 4-year-old boy, Daniel Tiger and his daily pre-schooler struggles; it also includes how to get dressed, tie a shoe, and use the appropriate words. With the help of Daniel and his friends, the pre-schoolers have fun and learn practical skills necessary for developing, growing and coping with everyday problems.
The show does seem to teach pre-schoolers about citizenship and solving problems by way of a group of friendly rescue pups who team up to help friends in need. It also touches on broader themes like relating to people of different backgrounds and respect.