What are the best shows for 2 year olds?

Pamela - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My daughter doesn't watch a lot of TV, but when she does I want it to be quality. I am not a fan of Barney and many other shows are directed at older kids. One I have found is on the Smile channel called Auto B. Good and since my daughter is a car fanatic, she loves it, do you have any other ideas?

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Rashida - posted on 11/15/2011

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My daughter watches nick jr which offers preschool educational shows. Her favorite show is the bubble guppies and dora the explorer.

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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NICK JR. the ENTIRE channel rocks !!!!! its like Preschool on tv !!!! My daughteers FAVORITE is Yo Gabba Gabba and Ni Hoa Ki Lan, but all are sutable for 2 yr olds. and even a little older, The Upside down show rocks too !!!!

Barny, Dora and sponge bob are ALL BANNED in my house !!!! a long with a few other random kids shows !!

Sarah - posted on 07/01/2009

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We have DISHNetwork and get a children's television station called Noggin, which is especially for toddlers and preschoolers. The shows on there are age-appropriate, educational, and commercial-free. Any of the shows on PBS or Sprout are also favorites. If you can't find a station like that, invest in a few DVDs instead.

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Savannah - posted on 11/18/2011

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If she's a car fanatic there's Rory the Racing Car. My boys like Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Train. I've never seen it, but my friends little girl was a huge yo-gaba-gaba fan.The Disney channel has programs for toddlers that are pretty good. My oldest has recently discovered Handy Manny and he LOVES it!!

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my son watches treehouse but is really only interested in a handful of shows-dora, diego, caillou, babar. those shows try and teach kids things and my son is learning from them (not babar) so i figure they are ok

Wendi - posted on 11/15/2011

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My son loves Some stuff on PBS ((Dinosaur train Word world Sesame Street and Sid the science kid primarily)) And just about anything on sprout ((Wiggles Lazy town Calliou Kipper Pajanimals and here lately dive Olly Dive))

We will keep the tv on as background noise primarily. At first it was a test to see what shows he would gravitate towards and on his own he would ignore it like its not even there if its a show he could care less about is on. He plays and runs around the house and eats and looks at his books and plays but especially if Calliou Sid or Kipper comes on the world in his little mind stops till they are over.

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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oh my daugher LOVES the PBS shows too.... sid the science kid, word wolrd seaseme street..... she is 2 1/2

Vicki - posted on 11/04/2011

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My boy is obsessed with Fireman Sam. I don't mind it, having lived in Wales I love hearing the accents. I seen the episodes sooo many times though!

Kylie - posted on 11/04/2011

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my almost 1 yr old and the almost 2 year old i babysit like backyardigans, the wiggles, caillou [which i hate] etc etc i usually will put on pbs or treehouse, or ill just pick something from netflix [great investment has a lot of kids shows]

Julie - posted on 07/01/2009

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I love The Wiggles. They teach social interaction skills. They also dance & sing and motivate your child to do the same. Buy the video "Big Red Car" My daughter has selected this as a personal favorite. Oh, if you have access to the cable channel "SPROUT" everything they run is appropriate. Good luck.

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Can't stand Barney either and have no patience for the Teletubbies. My son has always watched Sesame Street. Do you get Sprout (also a PBS station)? They have one cartoon called Roary the Racing Car. My son has recently started watching Oswald and Calliou. I like Super Why and Word World because they teach concepts of reading and spelling.

Karen - posted on 07/01/2009

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Good old reliable Sesame Street. Do you get Treehouse channel?, it has alot of good programs usually 15 minutes in length. We also use Baby Einstein DVD's and I talk about what she's watching to try and keep it interactive and learning experience.

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My son mainly watched PBS (Sesame Street, Word World, Clifford, Curious George, etc.) We also got him some videos when he would want to watch Elmo and he wasn't on. Now with the converter box he gets Qubo and watches Maisy, Elliot Moose, etc. All of these shows are generated at teaching children something, be it manners, letters, numbers, imagination games, etc. He has one DVD that teaches him sign language so he knows some signs because of that too! He does watch Spongebob on video occasionally because we do not have cable, and I'm thankful as I personally dislike Nikelodeon.

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