Best Kids Cartoons

The Best Kids Cartoons: Entertaining and Educational

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Tara Jones

Tara Jones is a renowned Child Development Professional with over 10 years of experience. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Child Psychology, Tara has made significant contributions as an early childhood educator and a respected writer in the field. She is known for her innovative teaching methods and has been instrumental in integrating play-based learning into child development practices. Tara's workshops and publications are highly sought after for their practical insights and evidence-based approach. As a recognized authority on child development, her work continues to shape educational practices and support healthy child growth.

Key points

  • Animated adventures: Wild Kratts with Chris and Martin Kratt, 7 seasons on pbskids.org.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Follows child genius Dexter's secret inventions, available on Amazon Prime Video, 4 seasons.
  • Pingu: Chronicles clumsy penguin's adventures, 6 seasons on Amazon Prime Video.
  • Curious George: Features sweet monkey George, 15 seasons on pbskids.org.
  • SID the Science Kid: Blends humor with science education, 2 seasons on pbskids.org.

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Wild Kratts

Dexter's Laboratory

Pingu

Curious George

SID the Science Kid

Shaun the Sheep

Is it important for kids to have entertainment?

 

When it comes to entertainment for kids, cartoons are a popular choice. They are not only entertaining but also provide valuable lessons and skills. In this article, I will share with you a list of the best kids cartoons that are a must-see for your child's learning. These cartoons cover various themes such as the environment, emotions, obstacles, solutions, reality, friendship, and responsibility. The cartoons on this list are highly recommended for children.


Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts

The first and best kids cartoon on my list is Wild Kratts. This follows the adventures of animated versions of brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, hosts of such educational shows as “Kratts Creatures” and “Zoboomafoo”. In the cartoon, the animated Kratts encounter wild animals during stories of adventure and mystery. The live-action Kratt brothers introduce each episode of the adventure and it so far has 7 seasons. You can watch it for free on pbskids.org. Currrent Org has more valuable information on Wild Kratts.


Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

Next best kids cartoon on my list is Dexter's Laboratory and this is about sleep tight, America! Your fate lies safely in the hands of Dexter, a child genius who whips up dazzling, world-saving inventions in his secret laboratory. Big sister Dee Dee frequently wrecks his experiments, but his bigger nemesis is Mandark, his brilliant rival at Huber Elementary School. Mom and dad, ofcourse, have no idea what their little angel is up to. You can watch Dexter's laboratory on Amazon Prime Video and it has about 4 seasons. Reddit fans share awful truths about Dexter's lab here.


Pingu

Pingu

Next we have Pingu, a clumsy young penguin who lives with his family in a polar ice cap in Antarctica. Pingu goes on adventures with his sister, Pinga, and his friend, Robby the seal. You can watch Pingu on Amazon Prime Video and it has 6 seasons now. Super Linguo has more to share here.


Curious George

Curious George

Next on my list is Curious George, a sweet African monkey who can't help but run into trouble. George’s friend who is the man in the yellow hat tries very hard to care for George and is always saving the day. The show’s themes are about learning, forgiveness and playful curiosity. You can watch Curious George on pbskids.org and it has 15 seasons now.


SID the Science Kid

SID the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid is an entertaining children's cartoon that blends humor with science education. It's about a youngster named Sid, who aspires to a career in stand-up comedy, pitches a morning monologue to his stuffed animals that hinges on a burning question then spends the rest of the day searching for the answer in this hybrid combination of animation and puppetry from the Jim Henson company. You can watch it on pbskids.org and it has only 2 seasons now.


Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep and last on my list of the best kids cartoon is a very interesting comedy cartoon where Shaun the Sheep thinks and acts like a person in a barnyard, which usually gets him in to trouble. The farmer’s sheepdog, Bitzer, tries to keep Shaun and his friends out of trouble. The farmer is oblivious to the human-like features of his flock, who are like one big, happy family. You can watch Shaun the Sheep for free on watch.sling.com. Shaun the Sheep has 6 seasons now.


Those are the finest kids cartoons available. Your children will be completely engrossed, while also benefiting from the emotional and visual education they provide.


Is it important for kids to have entertainment?

It's important to consider what we mean by "entertainment" when it comes to our kids. If we're talking about electronics, it's best not to get them addicted from an early age. Limiting screen time to an hour a day can help promote healthy habits and encourage outdoor activities instead. Ultimately, as parents, we want to keep our kids engaged and happy, but let's not forget that some of the best memories are made while playing outside and exploring the world around us. Plus, it's a win-win situation; our kids get to burn off some energy and come home ready to relax.


Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools shares the impact of Cartoons on Children’s behavior.


Feel free to suggest your favorite kids cartoons in the comments below for me to cover in future articles. Thank you for reading.



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