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5 educational TV shows for kids

04 October 2023

While the excitement is building up to our October half-term camps there is time to fill in the meantime – especially on weekends. Educational TV shows can be a great way to keep kids entertained and learning at the same time. There are many great shows available, covering a wide range of subjects.

Here are 5 of the best educational TV shows for kids:

1. Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories is a popular children's TV show that teaches kids about history in a fun and engaging way. The show is known for its silly humour and over-the-top characters, which makes it easy for kids to learn and remember historical facts.

2. Blue Peter

Blue Peter is a long-running children's TV show that covers a wide range of topics, including news, crafts, and challenges. The show is known for its interactive format, which encourages kids to get involved and learn new things.

3. Number Blocks

Number Blocks is a CBeebies educational TV show that teaches kids about numbers and early maths concepts. The show is aimed at preschoolers and features animated characters that represent different numbers.

4. Alphablocks

Alphablocks is a CBeebies educational TV show that teaches kids about letters and phonics. The show is aimed at preschoolers and features animated characters that represent different letters.

5. Wordworld

Wordworld is an American show available on CBeebies that teaches kids about sight words and early literacy skills. The show is aimed at preschoolers and features animated characters that represent different sight words.

If you are looking for a way to keep your kids entertained and learning at the same time, be sure to check out some of these shows.

Tips for choosing and watching educational TV shows with your kids:

  • Choose shows that are age-appropriate and that cover topics that your child is interested in.
  • Watch the shows with your child and discuss what they are learning.
  • Encourage your child to ask questions and to share their thoughts.
  • Make learning fun and engaging by playing games, doing activities, and reading books related to the shows that your child is watching.