Shawn the Train

What is it: Shawn the Train is a series of videos for young children about a childlike train who learns about colors, letters, shapes, etc. Who is it for: The subject matter means the videos are for kids still learning colors, letters, shapes, etc., so roughly 3 to 5 years old. What Kids Like: The …

Mark Rober YouTube Channel

What is it: Mark Rober makes YouTube videos about science. These include making a snowball machine gun, making a self-directing bowling ball, or volcanoes made from mentos and coke. He’s not quite Steve Irwin, but shares that same type of enthusiasm and knowledge, for chemistry and physics rather than for animals. Who is it for: …

Stinky and Dirty

What is it Stinky and Dirty is a show based on characters from a couple of books, about a garbage truck and an excavator who solve problems together. Who is it for The show is good for kids of most ages, maybe 3-8. What Kids Like My kids like the celebration of filth, which is …

Operation Ouch!

What is it: Operation Ouch! is a British comedy children’s television series about the human body. The show is hosted by twin brothers and doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken and Dr Ronx Ikharia in later episodes. [more at wikipedia] Who is it for: The show is aimed at pre-teens, maybe 6 to 10 years …

Good Eats

What is it Good Eats was and is a half-hour cooking show hosted by Alton Brown on the Food Network. Good Eats distinguishes itself from other cooking shows in 2 ways. The video editing and styling is very modern compared to the static camera typical of traditional cooking shows. In Good Eats, the camera is …

Simon

What is it Simon is a French TV show (translated into British English) for kids about a rabbit boy and his family and friends Who is it for The animation in Simon is simple and appealing enough that kids as young as 2 will enjoy it, and the themes presented are appropriate for kids up …

Llama Llama

What is it Llama Llama is a book series and an animated series based on the characters from the books. Llama Llama is a young child with some separation anxiety, learning the basics of interacting with others and overcoming the conflict and resentment toward his mother. Who is it for The themes in the books …

Pete the Cat

[amazon_link asins=’0061906220′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’408f17d9-0149-11e8-b6ec-81bc19427e09′] What is it Pete the Cat is a series of books starring a cool cat and his animal friends. Pete the cat is now an icon with his own musical and his own TV show on Amazon Prime. Who is it for The books are for younger kids, as …

Tumble Leaf

What is it Tumble Leaf is a very charming stop-motion animation series about a blue fox living on a shipwreck and his adventures with other animals. The animation quality is impressively good. The tone is gentle and sweet. If you have any interest in animation or storytelling, the Tumble Leaf page is a fascinating look …

StoryBots

What is it Storybots is a series of 100+ educational music videos featuring animated and/or puppet robots. They cover subjects such as the planets, dinosaurs, the alphabet, and more. The production quality is very high and the videos are very entertaining. Who is it for Kids of all ages can get something from the StoryBots …