I don’t know about you but having my toddler watching a few minutes/hours of educational shows for toddlers can be a complete life saver. It’s a win-win situation for you and your toddler. It gives you just enough time to clean, attend to another child/baby, take a call or just take some time to gather your thoughts AND it helps them learn.
Couple things to keep in mind . . .
1. Giving kids screen time can be a VERY controversial subject.
2. As a mom, we do what we need to in order to survive motherhood and should NOT care what others have to say about what we do with OUR children.
Being a mom is HARD and it’s so easy for someone on the outside looking in to pass judgment. It know it may be easier said than done but don’t let that be reason you not do something to or for your child.
Each household is different . . . Always make sure you do what’s for you & your family!
Side note: The shows offered on these different platforms are always changing so be sure to check which platforms offer which shows. Also, these are in no particular order.
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Top Best Educational Shows for Toddlers on YouTube
You will be able to find a lot of these educational shows for toddlers on YouTube. This is great because YouTube is free (for the most part). The videos however aren’t always exactly what you want and there’s a lot of distractions. Be sure to remove autoplay if you don’t want all kind of videos (that you don’t want your little one to watch) to play back-to-back.
I recommend you make your own playlist and then set it to autoplay so that you don’t have to keep going back to play a video.
- Ms Monica J Sutton
- Sesame Street (PBS Kids, YouTube & HBO)
- Akili and Me
- Miss Rachel
- Baby Signing Time
- Baby Einstein
- Little Baby Bum
- Songs for Littles – Toddler Learning Videos
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
- My Smart Hands
- Word Party
- Baby’s First TV (App, Cable TV & YouTube)
- Pocket Preschool
- Leap Frog
Top Best Educational Shows for Toddlers
Where to find the best educational shows for your toddler
A lot of the educational shows for toddlers listed are available on different platforms and networks. You will want to take a look at what platforms you already use and choose the education shows that are offered on those specific platforms/networks. These educational shows listed below are offered on cable TV, online and/or an app.
Top Best Educational Shows for Toddlers on Netflix
Netflix is a paid monthly subscription however they have a free 30-day trial that you can sign up for if you want to see if you like them or not. Their plans starting from $8.99 to 15.99 a month. No extra costs, no contracts.
Netflix is constantly changing the shows & movies that they offer so be sure to keep a lookout for that.
- Alphablocks (3-5 mins) – helps with pronunciation by teaching sounds, letters & words.
- Word Party (13 mins) – cute lil baby animals that sing and teach your little one real life lessons.
- Leap Frog’s Letter Factory (35 mins) –
- Leap Frog’s Phonics Farm (34 mins)
- Number Land (32mins)
- Little Baby Bum (1hr) – teaches nursery rhymes with sing-a-longs.
- Leap Frog’s Sing-a-Long, Read-a-Long (31 mins)
- ChuChuTV Surprise Egg (1hr) –
- Numberblocks (5 mins) – teaches numbers and basic math skills
Top Best Educational Shows for Toddlers on Amazon Prime
This is what we have and love it! . . . Amazon Prime. I love that you not only get Amazon Prime express shipping but you also get access to free shows and movies. The kid shows are great and there is a wide variety!
We use Amazon Prime with our Amazon Fire Sticks, the app on our phones and the Fire HD tablet my toddler uses. You can access the shows, movies and/or Apps in different ways however not all the educational shows are free. Some of them will require a subscription to a specific network or platform. Because of this you will need to see what options are available for the educational shows you prefer for your toddler.
Personally, my little one loved most of these listed however my favorites for her are Alphablocks, Ms Monica Sutton, Baby Signing Time, Sesame Street & Baby’s First TV.
Drop a comment below and let me know which one of these educational shows for toddlers you’ve heard of and/or your little one loves.