My kids and I love to watch animal shows. I’m also in a constant state of trying to limit their screen time to things are somewhat educational, so shows that teach about animals, habitats and the natural world are great. I asked the incredibly smart (and attractive) readers of my blog Rants from Mommyland what animal shows they liked the best. Some suggestions like The Crocodile Hunter and Jeff Corwin’s Adventures are great, but aren’t consistently broadcast – so I didn’t include them.
For each show I indicate the age group that it’s best suited for, as well as the network where you can watch it, and provide a link to their website. In general, the shows on PBS and Nick Jr have excellent websites that your kids will love and learn from. PBS websites have educational resources specific to each program for parents and teachers.
It’s probably a good idea to double check if the shows are a good fit for your family and kids, as some material can be too much for sensitive kiddos (including mine). Commonsense Media is my go to resource for this.
Let’s get started!
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