Favorite PBS Children's Show

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What PBS kid show was/is your favorite?

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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,244

2. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,484

3. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, Carey Stinson

Votes: 4,091

4. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,424

5. Signing Time! (2002– )

TV-Y | Family, Music

Rachel, Alex, Leah, and Hopkins explore the world through basic American Sign Language with songs, movement, and examples.

Stars: Rachel Coleman, Alex Brown, Leah Coleman, Zachary Roger Brown

Votes: 46

6. Wishbone (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 3,141

7. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.

Stars: David Quinn, Debra Shapiro, Todd A. Rolle, Ginny Ortiz

Votes: 442

8. Nature Cat (2015– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An adventurous house cat goes on crazy trips and adventures with his friends to learn all about animals and nature.

Stars: Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kate Micucci, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 253

9. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,674

10. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

Votes: 7,539

11. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

A group of kids solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,162

12. Between the Lions (1999– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

Stars: Anthony Asbury, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Makeeba Mooncycle, Tim Lagasse

Votes: 966

13. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 2,076

14. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

Votes: 626

15. Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

An enthusiastic singing lady and her puppet animal friends go on a variety of adventures.

Stars: Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis, Amanda McAdam

Votes: 1,504

16. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2012– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The adventures of the children of the characters of Fred Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Addison Holley, Amariah Faulkner, Ted Dykstra, Heather Bambrick

Votes: 777

Added 23 April 2019.

17. Zoom (1997– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Caroline Botelho, Kenny Yates, Alisa Besher, Zoe Costello

Votes: 1,082

Added 23 April 2019.

18. Wild Kratts (2011– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Jonathan Malen, Athena Karkanis

Votes: 871

Added 23 April 2019.

19. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu, Arthur Holden

Votes: 11,340

Added 23 April 2019.

20. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,323

Added 23 April 2019.

21. Dinosaur Train (2009–2019)

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family

Friendly dinosaurs climb aboard a train to visit different times throughout the prehistoric age, learning about dinosaurs and having fun adventures.

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Erika-Shaye Gair, Claire Margaret Corlett, Ellen Kennedy

Votes: 603

Added 23 April 2019.

22. Super Why! (2007– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

Super why is a great adventure to get kids to "look in a book!" Wyatt and his pals usually have to solve a problem by looking into a story and solving a puzzle. My infant son loves this ... See full summary »

Stars: Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch, Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh

Votes: 514

Added 23 April 2019.

23. Ready Jet Go! (2016– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Jet Propulsion, an alien from another planet, and his pals Sean, Mindy, and Sydney learn about science.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Jaeda Lily Miller, William Ainscough, Kyle Rideout

Votes: 102

Added 23 April 2019.

24. Kidsongs (1987– )

Family, Music

THE KIDSONGS TV SHOW follows the exploits of twelve energetic and charismatic youngsters (ages 7 through 12) as they produce their own music based, kid's television show. The cast members ... See full summary »

Stars: Frat Fuller, Megan Miyahira, Julene Renee, Hassan Nicholas

Votes: 133

Added 23 April 2019.

25. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,447

Added 23 April 2019.



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