The Best Television Series for Children

With the wide variety of children's television programming available, making sure your kids watch positive, age-appropriate content can be a challenge. Here are a few of the best television series for children.
The Best Television Series for Children

Last update: 03 June, 2019

Television series for children, whether cartoons or programs with real characters, are a joy for little ones.

In this day and age, internet has even allowed us to stream TV shows online. Once the program is over, it’s often available for viewing for several months. Sometimes children can even watch it as many times as they want.

There are many positive aspects of the internet when it comes to children’s programs. For example, the variety of series available given the multitude of channels and platforms. Plus the option to watch a program at any given time.

However, there is also a negative, or perhaps less positive side. Parents need to practice greater control over what their children watch and make sure it’s suitable .

The series that children watch should be age appropriate so that little ones can understand and process them.

That’s why we want to take this opportunity to offer you the best television series for children. You can watch them as an entire family, making for a fun and entertaining moment for all.

The best television series for children

1. Paw Patrol, the most successful television series for children

Though this program made its debut in 2013, today it continues to be a favorite among little ones. The show is about a group of adorable pups who save the town of Adventure Bay, and the world, whenever they’re needed. The leader of the Paw Patrol is a young boy named Ryder.

The members of the Paw Patrol are Marshall, Skye, Everest, Rubble, Chase, Zuma, Rocky and Tracker. Together, this canine crew captivates the love and attention of its viewers. In fact, the show is so enchanting that it has become on of the most successful children’s programs today .

But it doesn’t end there. There is a world of Paw Patrol merchandise as well. Action figures, stuffed animals, water bottles, backpacks, clothing, you name it.
Paw Patrol is also a popular theme when it comes to birthday parties, so you’ll also find cups, napkins, plates, cake toppers, etc. And of course, every child knows the opening song that plays at the beginning of every episode.

This television series is recommended for children of all ages. Even babies will love it, as the colors that appear in each episode are very attractive.

2. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir is a French television series that made its way to the US in 2017 via Netflix. In this digitally animate series, the main characters are two teenagers – Marinette and Adrien – that turn into superheroes.

This children’s program brings together several favorite themes among young viewers. That is, superheroes, adventure, the transformation of human beings into superheroes, and superheroes inspired by animals.

Miraculous is on its third season. Last year, in 2018,  it was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in the category of best animated show. And Ladybug and Cat Noir took home the award.

As stated above, your family can catch Miraculous on Netflix. Also, a few episodes from seasons one and two are available for free on The show is rated best for children ages 7 and up.

3. PJ Masks

The animated television series by the name PJ Masks is based on the French book series  Les Pyjamasques, written by Romuald Racioppo. The main characters are three children who go about living normal lives during the day. However, Greg, Connor and Amaya have a secret.

At night, the trio turns into a pack of superheroes, the PJ Masks. As Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, they fight against the villains that threaten the day in their town .

PJ Masks made its debut in 2015 and is currently on its third season on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. While the show’s characters are all 6 years old, the series is most popular for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

4. Dora the Explorer

Another excellent television series for children is the Nickelodeon program Dora the Explorer, which first aired in 2000. The main character is an intelligent 7-year-old girl with brown bangs.

With a map in hand, she’s always ready for adventure, along with her purple backpack and her monkey sidekick, Boots.

This educational, bilingual and animated program is perfect for children between 3 and 5 years of age. It has won 10 prizes over the years, and has received 44 nominations. Your family can catch this long-lived series on Nick Jr., Netflix or Hulu.

The show has been such a success that this summer, the live-action cinematic adaptation featuring Dora as a college student will hit theaters around the country.

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5. Peppa Pig

In this fun and enchanting British children’s series, the characters are all cartoon animals. They talk, play, go to school, go to camp, and have all sorts of adventures and mishaps. The main characters are Peppa, a sassy little pig, and her family: Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig and Peppa’s little brother, George.

While the series is aimed at children between the ages of two and five, parents are sure to enjoy watching Peppa’s antics.

6. Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins is an endearing Disney cartoon that features a young girl named Dottie “Doc” McStuffins. Thanks to a magic stethoscope she got from her grandma, Doc can communicate with her toys.

What’s more, she can heal them with the help of her “Big Book of Boo Boos” and her encyclopedia “The Big Vet Book.”

The fact that Doc can talk with her toys makes this series a hit among little ones. What’s more, what child hasn’t pretended to play doctor with dolls and stuffed animals? Critics also celebrate this series for how it takes on issues of diversity, disability, childhood illness, etc.

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