I know it sounds kind of mean, but many shows for young children and preschoolers can be extremely annoying for adults. I love my children, so I'll tolerate watch shows with them that I don't necessarily appreciate. Like you, I endure the singing that sounds more like yelling, the repetitive catch phrases that swirl around in my head for days and the downright creepy characters. Unfortunately, many of our kid's favorite shows are instant migraine-makers for us.
My oldest son is almost six, so I've been watching kid shows for a while now. If you're new to the parenting realm, this post may be especially helpful. You might not have to suffer through disturbing, animated, puppet people or weird dudes in tights. (Yes, they do wear tights. And why is that?!?) In my opinion, the shows listed below are clever, educational, entertaining and have just enough chutzpah for an adult audience. You might just find yourself chuckling too.1.) WordWorld, PBS Kids - I am totally in love with this cute show on PBS Kids. The animation in WorldWord is so smart and fun. The way they build words by turning objects into the actual word itself is awesome. I'm not sure how those artists do it so well, but they nail it every time. The WordFriends characters are funny, quirky and lovable. I am huge fan of Duck (quack, quack) and Dog. Duck's little voice is the best. My kids love this fast-paced show and really enjoy the musical segments.
2.) Classical Baby, HBO Family -This is one of the most beautiful, happy and inspiring kids shows I've ever seen. It goes without saying, HBO knows television. From the musical masterpieces to the artwork to the animation, it's hard to beat Classical Baby. My children have loved this show since they were small and my husband and I totally enjoy it as well. In fact, we both get teary during "Bear Hugs" - sniffle. If you want to watch television with your children with absolutely zero guilt about watching television, this might be the show for you.
You can view my entire list of all five shows on Babble's Family Style blog. Click here!