As we all know kids of young age should not spend too much time on screen. However, with parents or educators’ supervision and engagement, watching educational TV shows could be a good source for early learning. TV shows and movies provide the experiences that books can’t offer. We had always enjoyed TV shows that have books to go with them, like Curious George. Today I list some good educational TV shows for preschool kids that have books of the same characters.
Educational TV Shows for Preschool Children That Are Based on Books
Clifford the Big Red Dog: This enduring animated series for kids stars supersized pooch Clifford and his owner, Emily Elizabeth, who impart valuable lessons to young children. Find the books on Amazon, TV Shows on Amazon, Apple Store and Netflix.
The Cat in the Hat: The Cat in the Hat does know a lot, and he’s teaching Sally and her brother, Nick, a lot awfully nifty things to think about! Find books on Amazon, TV shows on Amazon, Apple Store, and Netflix.
Super Why: Wyatt and his pals, the Super Readers, solve problems by consulting classic stories such as Little Miss Muffet, Hansel and Gretel and more. I love how they build the alphabet and word spelling into the stories that engaging young children. You can find the book and video on Amazon, Netflix and Apple store.
Curious George: who doesn’t love this curious monkey? I have to admit I enjoyed the shows just as much as my child. If you have not get them yet, you can find books on Amazon, and the shows on Amazon, Apple Store and Netflix.
Octonauts: A team of brave underwater explorers known as the Octonauts combs the world’s oceans for aquatic creatures in desperate need of assistance. Find the book on Amazon, and the shows on Amazon, Netflix, and Apple Store.
Jake and The Never Land Pirate: this Disney Junior preschool series is a spinoff of Disney’s beloved Peter Pan features young Jake and his friends sailing for treasure in Never Land on their flagship, Bucky. It will entertain both boys and girls. You can find both video and book on Amazon. You can also find the show on Apple Store and Netflix.
The Magic School Bus: we’ve read almost all the Magic School Bus Books. The TV shows will bring all the stories to life. Kids will love to follow Ms. Frizzle and her class as the Magic School Bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill — and even inside the human body! Both the book and shows are available on Amazon. The show is also available on Netflix and iTunes Store.
Arthur: Based on Marc Brown’s popular children’s books, this Emmy-winning animated series tells stories of 8-year-old Arthur, his 4-year-old sister D.W, and his animal pals. It tells the stories of their daily life from kids’ perspective, and showcase how the family incorporate reading and writing in their life. Find the books on Amazon, TV shows on Amazon, Netflix and Apple Store.
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