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What do your kids watch? Do they watch any good educational TV shows?

Posted by keeleynme, 8th December 2014

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  • The ABC always has quality programs for children,

  • Scope is a good science show.

  • Anything on ABC2 is good, especially Play School.

  • My kids watch a bit of each. You’ll be surprised at what they learn from shows you deem uneducational. A child learnt the Heimlich from SpongeBobSquarePants and saved someone’s life

  • Operation Ouch and Horrible History and fantastic. My 9 year old has loved them for the last couple of years.

  • Depends on the kids ages but for 2+ Mister Maker is a fantastic show.

  • for babies and small children, there is the show LITTLE EINSTEINS which is pretty good and teaches them using classical music for some things. it is a cartoon and kids love it

  • Depends how old your kids. My little one 3 years old so he only like watching ABC2 ( only kids program)

  • All of our kids (except our 7 month old!) love watching Operation Ouch. Their ages are 4, 6, 14. They also learn from Mythbusters – physics and chemistry without realising it!

  • Depends on the age of the children. What age? Plenty of options available on ABC 2; depends on their interests.

  • I don’t really believe in “educational” TV shows, because I perceive the education that one receives from the TV to be dubious at best, but here are some shows that my kids watch that seem to get the ol’ noggin fired up. Operation Ouch (a fun, entertaining look at dismemberment and other medical maladies), Horrible Histories (history, presented from a leftist slant, but nevertheless, fun for all), QI (my husband and I watch it, and our three kids watch it with us. They understand about 10% of it, but I suspect it is sinking into their brains anyway), and Outnumbered ( a fun look at dysfunctional family life that makes our kids realise that they are not the only ones with nut balls for parents.) If your kids are really young, Peppa Pig is lovely and non-offensive, and Max and Ruby (a Canadian cartoon that you can order on line–is also very sweet and innocent.)

  • ABC 2 is great for the little ones, and ABC 3 is good for the school aged children. Great shows on animals in the wild, science shows and many more.

  • I suppose it depends on how old they are but you can watch Baby Einstein videos on YouTube.
    The Wiggles are great and there are lots of shows on ABC2

  • ABC for kids has lots of educational programs throughout the day e.g Wiggles, nursery rhymes and Playschool etc

  • Mister maker, wiggles, dirt girl world, all on ABC :) for older kids there used to be a show backyard science very educational :)

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