Tv Program for 5 Year Old

Updated on July 11, 2011
M.D. asks from Stockton, CA
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What educational/ fun cable TV channel does a 5 yr old enjoys ???

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answers from Fort Walton Beach on

We don't have cable or even regular channels but my son (6) watches Wild Kratts on the pbs website. He loves it & has learned an insane amount of things about animals.

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answers from Dallas on

My son also loves Wild Kratts on's a terrific animal show.



answers from Springfield on

PBS Kids & Nick Jr.

PBS Kids has Super Why, Diosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid

Nick Jr. has The Backyardigans, Dora, Diego, Wonder Pets, The Fresh Beat Band.


answers from Seattle on

We are also a family that loves Wild Kratts. Just the other day my 5 year old spouts off, "Mom, did you know that the Rhino and the Oxpecker have a symbiotic relationship?" ummm...yes? He also likes Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomie.


answers from Las Vegas on

Nick Jr? Magic school bus, arthur (the anteater cartoon with his sister d.w.), wishbone maybe.



answers from Miami on

Bernstein Bears, Little Einsteins, Little bear, Franklyn, angelina ballerina, My little Pony. Magic School Bus(my daughter absolutely loved this) Bindi, Dora, Wiggles,



answers from San Francisco on

Signing Time! Provides your child with non-stop exposure to valuable language skills including reading, spelling, counting, story time...and SIS I mention American Sign Language, the 3rd most used language in this country?
Can be seen on Nick Jr. and has finally returned to many PBS channels.



answers from Seattle on

Really, it's much better if a 5 year old doesn't watch TV.

We do some videos that are recorded TV episodes, borrowed from the library. It's a lot more controllable. My kids have enjoyed PBS kids and Curious George. We also watch animal videos on You-Tube (under adult supervision).

Beware of shows like Arthur. Research has shown that these shows are actually the most socially destructive of all of them, despite good intentions. They spend a lot of time setting up the conflict, then 5 minutes resolving it. The result is that the kids mostly learn creative ways to treat each other badly, and don't actually absorb most of the "pro-social" lesson.



answers from San Francisco on

seasame street has always been good for kids. word world helps with sounding for reading & super why too.



answers from San Francisco on

My son loves Dinosaur Train on PBS. It includes two of his favorite things - dinosaurs and trains. He also watches Nick JR and lives Team Umi Zoomi (teaches math) and Diego. Whenever we see pictures of animals be tells me about when he saw that animal on Diego.


answers from Santa Fe on

When our son was 5 he loved nature documentaries and Science Squad on pbs.



answers from Houston on

Wild Kratts, Wordgirl, Super Why to name a few. My daughter also loves Phineas and Ferb, but I wouldn't necessarily call that educational. LOL! It's a really cute show though and one even I get a chuckle out of!

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