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10 Kid Shows That Won’t Drive Parents Nuts

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Children’s television shows can be good, bad or just plane annoying. We know many parents like to set their kids up in front of the TV when they need to do simple things like fix dinner or do the dishes, but no one wants their children to sit around and watch mindless garbage. There’s an assortment of children’s programming that is currently available, but a lot of it can be really annoying for parents and a waste of time for children. To save parents’ some time, we have tracked down 10 shows that won’t annoy them to tears and that will actually be good for their children.

10. Curious George

This show is great for kids and definitely won’t annoy adults. It teaches children about various concepts in math and science and will prove to be moderately educational for anyone who watches it.

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9. Gumby

“Gumby” is considered to be one of the best television series and with good reason. The show follows the green clay humanoid and his sidekick Pokey as they embark on various adventures through different places and times in history. Parents and children will enjoy this show for very different reasons.

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8. Fraggle Rock

“Fraggle Rock” is accessible to people of all ages and it deals with some pretty important issues like prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment and social conflict. By watching the Fraggles deal with their differences, creator Jim Henson was hoping that we can learn a thing or do about how to deal with our own.

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7. The Muppet Show

This show is funny and entertaining with the perfect blend of song and dance. There are a number of adult jokes and gags that will go over kids’ heads, but there is plenty of humor for children to enjoy.

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6. Sesame Street

“Sesame Street” has been on television since the dawn of time and it is considered the gold standard for children’s programming. It incorporates pop culture with educational content.

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5. SpongeBob SquarePants

“SpongeBob SquarePants appeals to people of all ages. It is simple enough for children, but also clever enough to appeal to teens and college-aged kids. Parents can expect to find jokes that their young children won’t catch.

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4. The Bugs Bunny Show

Don’t bother with the newer iteration of the show, “The Looney Tunes Show.” Watch “The Bugs Bunny Show instead.” These characters are memorable and the skits themselves are quite entertaining for both kids and the adults who watched them when they were young.

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3. Dinosaur Train

“Dinosaur Train” brings the natural sciences to life. Each story works in different facts about various dinosaurs and also draws connections between dinosaurs and animals that are alive today. Parents can learn a thing or two about the prehistoric period with their children.

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2. Young Justice

“Young Justice” is an adaptation of the entire DC comic universe. The series follows the lives of teenage heroes and sidekicks who carry out secret missions based on Batman’s orders. The show is full of dramatic tension and snappy one-liners, which is good for kids and adults.

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1. The Backyardigans

“The Backyardians” is funny, clever, entertaining and educational. The adventures these five kids embark on will give kids ideas for their play-dates and will have parents wishing that they had this kind programming around when they were kids.

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