15 Best Educational TV Shows For Toddlers To Support Early Learning

15 Best Educational TV Shows For Toddlers To Support Early Learning

17 May 2023 | 7 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Did you know that the American Academy of Paediatrics recommends that kids between the ages of 2-3 should be allowed to watch a maximum of an hour of high-quality educational shows under your supervision? This is because educational TV shows help toddlers learn new subjects and improve their vocabulary, listening, and social skills at the same time.

In this post, we have gathered a list of the best educational TV shows for toddlers that are beneficial and help support early learning and development. 

15 Best Educational TV Shows For Toddlers

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is always a hit among toddlers and preschoolers. The show combines sketch comedy, live-action, puppetry, and animation. In Sesame Street, Big Bird leads a cast of characters and helps teach them the alphabet, numerals, and colours.

This show is also beneficial in teaching kids how to develop good behaviour and build friendships through interactive and fun lessons.

Available on: HBO

Peppa Pig

Peppa is an outgoing pig, who is a preschooler. Peppa and her brother George participate in various activities that help them learn something exciting and fun every day. She also spends her days playing with her family and a cute little group of friends.

Peppa Pig teaches toddlers to be thankful while building their language skills and garnering their interest in different subjects.

Available on: Netflix

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and their other clubhouse friends take on different adventures every day and learn many valuable lessons about their day-to-day life. The show involves various games related to math shapes and skills and also helps your child develop their analytical and vocabulary skills.

Available on: Disney + Hotstar


Blippi is a super enthusiastic character who has a goofy persona and jumps off the screen. This show is perfect for teaching tots about colours, numbers, shapes, and words while exploring different objects like zoos, trucks, space, and animals.

Available on: Netflix

Bob The Builder

Bob the builder and his friends build, haul, and dig together around the town to help people. No matter the problem, Bob and his friends always have a positive attitude and always help each other out. This educational TV show is perfect for motivating your toddler to do things independently. It also improves their cognitive and motor skills and encourages them to work with teams.

Available on: Prime Video

Dora, The Explorer

Dora is an eight-year-old girl, who embarks on a journey with her best buddy Boots to find something that piques her interest. This show teaches your toddler how to read, count, and accepting of others. Dora also allows the viewers to be a part of her journey and interacts with them by stating facts and asking questions.

Available on: Prime Video

Ask The Storybots

The storybots are adorable and curious little creatures that reside inside a computer and are tasked with answering questions that children may be curious about, such as “What makes day happen?” “Why does it rain?” or “How does one catch a cold?”

These tiny little bots are spread across the world, and they work together while making new friends along the way.

Available on: Netflix

Blue’s Clues

This show is hosted by Steve Burns, who welcomes his audience to the Blue’s Clues house, where his animated god helps find clues to something they are trying to figure out. What’s unique about this show is that it treats its audience as active participants and makes them an integral part of the episode. 

Blue’s Clues is excellent for developing your child’s reading skills and also improving their concepts regarding numerals, shapes, and colours.

Available on: Prime Video

Elinor Wonders Why

This show features the adventures of a curious and observant bunny rabbit, named Elinor, and her friends, Olive, an elephant, and Ari, a bat. Elinor Wonders Why encourages kids to ask questions and find their answers through science. This show also allows your kids to experience the joy of learning and discovering something new.

Available on: PBS Kids

Number Blocks

This series comes in short 5-minute episodes that teach counting lessons to your child, with a cheerful cast of colourful blocks. Number Blocks has many catchy songs, creative animation, and bright dialogues that will help garner your child’s interest and also develop their basic math skills.

Available on: Netflix

Timmy Time

Timmy is a cute little lamb, who is eager to learn, as he heads off to his nursery school. As he is the youngest in his family, he has his way most of the time, without considering other’s feelings and thoughts. 

But as he goes to the nursery school and mingles with others, he faces situations where he has to learn to consider others’ thoughts and feelings.

Available on: YouTube

Super Why

Super Why is an interactive learning show for kids. It teaches toddlers and preschoolers key literacy skills, such as spelling and letter identification. Additionally, watching this show may also improve your little one’s word and letter recognition skills.

Available on: PBS Kids

Bubble Guppies

This show features the adventures of six fish-tailed kids—Gil, Molly, Deema, Oona, Goby, and Nonny. These little fish kids attend classes at an underwater school. Along with Molly, Oona, Gil, and the others, your kids will also learn various subjects, such as science, maths, and literature. 

Your little one may also learn the value of honesty, friendship, and teamwork while following the Bubble Guppies and their adventures. 

Available on: Prime Video

Llama Llama

From learning to handle bullies to sharing, this cute little llama will help your young learner understand crucial life values. With funny stories filled with lovable characters, silly rhyming, and sight words, your little one can follow the adventures of the llama and his friends, while he meets his new friends and waits for his mummy at bedtime.

Available on: Netflix

Peep And The Big Wide World

Peep is a newly-hatched chicken who loves to go on adventures with his friends Quack the Duck, and Chirp the Robin. Peep goes around with his friends and learns specific science concepts during his travels. 

This series is perfect for giving wings to the innovative ideas of your kids and teaching basic math and science concepts to preschoolers.

Available on: Prime Video


These educational TV shows are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and help keep your munchkin entertained for long hours while teaching them crucial skills. These shows are available on most online platforms, so watch them together with your little one and encourage them to discover and learn different fascinating concepts.

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