Educational Cable Shows Mom Approved

With so many choices on cable television today, it is important that children are exposed to shows that will nurture and improve their individual developmental skills. Luckily there are some great educational cable shows moms everywhere have approved!


Sesame Street

Forty-two seasons and still going strong! Sesame Street still remains the absolute ideal educational cable television show moms everywhere approve of. Tackling everything from colors, shapes, numbers, and letters to maintaining healthy psychological inferences, diversity in social behavior, proper mannerisms, and even bullying, Sesame Street has been the ultimate “go-to” show for healthy child development in every aspect. With well-known characters and reliable plots, children from 6 months to 9 years old are able to benefit from the lessons taught throughout every episode.



Originally filmed in Great Britain, this wonderfully entertaining show was added to the PBS Kids Sprout cable television line-up in September of 2011. Designed for boys and girls alike, between the ages of 2 and 8 years old, this show is packed with action, creativity, and fun ideas for staying physically enthusiastic about staying healthy. LazyTown is an enthusiastic and imaginative world which encourages kids to be active and to make healthy lifestyle decisions. The primary focus is to teach children that exercise and being active are necessary to grow up big and strong.


Super WHY

Does your child need a little extra help with reading and spelling? This fully-animated educational television series will definitely help your little one become more proficient in understanding the alphabet, forming word structures, components of story-telling and reading comprehension. Although Super WHY is targeted for kids between the ages of 3 and 6 years old, both younger and older age groups will benefit from this educational series, which can only be found on PBS Kids.


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Completely revamped, Mickey Mouse is teaching this generation of preschoolers in an entirely new way! Mickey Mouse and the gang have a new clubhouse and your child is invited to learn along with them in an interactive structure. With mathematical skills and different problem solving techniques introduced in each episode, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is one of the best mom approved educational cable television shows found on Disney Junior!


Little Einsteins

If you are looking to add knowledge of nature, world culture and diversity of the arts into your young child’s life, this would be the best show to do so. Every episode contains a mission for the Little Einsteins to complete which is characterized by an expedition. The introduction of classical music, distinctive traditions, and renowned art pieces are what make this an excellent choice for teaching children about cultural diversity on any learning level.



This is another one of the best fully-animated educational cable television shows (mom approved) targeted for kids ages 4 to 11 years old. In every episode, Becky transforms into the superhero WordGirl and fights crime along with her monkey sidekick. All while introducing the viewer with four new vocabulary words that are restated in numerous different ways throughout the entire show. This entertaining vocabulary-building show can be found only on PBS Kids Go!


There are so many options available on cable television to keep your little ones entertained on those rainy days. Remember, television programs are not simply a way to entertain they are also a great way to inform and help children learn. But don’t forget about getting your kids outside too!


Which children’s educational program is your favorite? Tell us – in the comments below.


About the author:

Vera is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media addict. She’s a stay-at-home mother raising 2 small boys and also owns a small bakery. Follow her on Twitter: @vmosley.



  1. Betty Baez says

    we always watch sesame street and super why…never heard of wordgirl

  2. Your the first blog that I have read that does mom approved shows! Thank you!

  3. Millie Rojas says

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  4. My son loves Yo Gabba Gabba and Sesame Street.

  5. TRAcy Stuhler says


  6. Cindy Offenburger says

    All my children and grandchildren have watched Sesame Street and loved it. My boys room was done in Sesame street when they were little.

  7. PBS So Cal has great children’s programming

  8. I love all of these…I love shows that teach essential knowledge but my favourite is definitely – LazyTown – I think fitness these days – every day fitness is so under emphasized. when I was growing up we played outside all the time. The neighborhood was safe – all parents looked out for all the kids – as a community (now you can get sued for telling a kid not to do something they shouldn’t or at least get chewed out) so they were extra safe. We played all day long and complained when we had to go in for our baths. Nowadays most kids I know spend their time away from school indoors. Playing video games and watching tv. I am actually not against tv – love it – or video games – i think they have their place and are educational (and in some cases provide excercise!:) but I think I miss kids being more well rounded. Its hard because it seems the world is a more dangerous place now. lol I don’t think you wanted this long of an answer!

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