We’re all too familiar with those shows that love to act as babysitter for the kids while we try to get a jump start on or just take a breather. Here is a list guaranteed to give you the time to put a few extra check mark on the old to do list.
This Disney show follows Manhattan family of wizards along on their daily hijinks. Just think Harry Potter with more a Sabrina the Teenage Witch kind of budget.
I don’t know what it is about the Biebe, but kids love him. If you really want them to stop on a dime, sit down, and be quiet, this is the guy you need.
Nick’s show about Dora’s outdoorsy cousin Diego is money in the bank. Built on the same premise as Dora, it’s basically just a boy’s version, but it works on every kind of kid just the same.
This show about talking barnyard animals is one of the better shows for kids. It actually cracks me up too. Sit down and enjoy this one with the kids yourself. Anything episode with Karate Kow is worth its weight in milk. I mean that in a good way…
Even more powerful than Justin Bieber is Hannah Montana. Kids just love Miley Cyrus. The show isn’t awesome for adults, but it does the job for the tikes, and that’s for sure.
This show is good for kids and adults alike. Spongebob’s crazy Bikini Bottom adventures never seem to get old. It has enough sillyness and wild colors to keep the kids mesmerized, but it’s also go some pretty great jokes for the grow up types too.
Kids love this show, and it’s a good thing because it’s super educational. It follows Dora and her forest companions as they have adventures, solve puzzles, and speak Spanish along the way. If you don’t like your kid watching junk television, then go ahead and consider this show an oasis in the dessert because it’s probably the most beneficial show in a kid’s daily television lineup.
To me this show is what I imagine taking hallucinogenic drugs to be like, but don’t let me scare you away with that. All I mean by that is that the only thing weirder than the characters and the multitude of colors is the crazy songs and dance numbers they do. This show will also hypnotize you as an adult so don’t worry about your kid not taking to it immediately. It’s a wholesome dose of repetitive dance type songs that teach your kids along the way. Watch this with your kid once and I guarantee the next time it’s on you stop what you’re doing and watch too.
There have been tons of kids shows over the decades from the Flintstones to the Jetsons and Blue Clues just to name a few, but here is the top shelf of the modern selection. Is there anything particularly amazing that I left off of this list?
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