Cartoons for Kids that are Educational AND Fun
Many parents are looking for English cartoons for their kids that are both fun and educational. But with the huge variety of kids cartoons available these days, it is hard to decide which are the best for your child to watch. There are some kids cartoons that have been linked to bad behaviour and attention problems in children, so it is important that you do let your children watch cartoons, you know what they are watching.
Here is a list of English cartoons for kids that are educational and fun. They will not only keep your child entertained, but they will learn a thing or two in the meantime.
Four little explorers go on world wide missions with their rocket ship. Each episode is a different mission somewhere in the world where children learn about geography and culture. It also includes classic music and famous art.
You can find many episodes of Little Einstein’s free on Youtube in American English.
Blaze and the Monster Machines
A kids cartoon about group of nine friendly trucks, who all have different abilities. Each episode is fun, interactive and filled with educational opportunities for kids to learn. The show focuses on learning about STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
You can find many episodes of Blaze on Youtube in American English.
Dinosaurs climb abroad a train to go on an adventure through prehistoric jungles and swamps, visiting volcanos and other parts of mother nature. Children are not only educated about the different types of dinosaurs and trains, but also about natural history and palaeontology. The kids cartoon encourages basic scientific thinking skills.
Dinosaur Train is on Youtube in American English
Captain Barnacles and his eight member adventure team love to save the day when there is trouble in the ocean. These little hero’s work together to protect habitats under the ocean and on the shore. Children learn about sea life and how to protect the environment.
Octonauts is available on Youtube in British English
Sid the Science Kid
Based on a young inquisitive kid named Sid and his group of school friends, this kid’s cartoon uses children’s natural curiosity to introduce science into every day life. Each episode explores the every day questions that children have, and encourages them to think, and work like scientists do to work out the answers.
Sid the Science Kid can be found on Youtube in American English
A kid’s cartoon where words come alive. With a narrator and animal characters, the simple storylines creatively contain the use of letters and words all through out the episode. Children will learn letter recognition as well as the sounds and spelling.
You can find World Word on Youtube in American English
The Paw Patrol are a group of rescue pups led by a little boy Ryder who love to “save the day”. Each dog is from a different breed and has a special skill based on a real life profession. Eg. Chase is a German Shepherd who acts like a police officer, Rubble is a construction Bulldog, and Zuma is a Labrador water rescuer. They protect the community by working together to solve any problems that arise. Children learn about problem solving, and teamwork.
Paw Patrol is available on Youtube in Canadian English
Super readers to the rescue! Whyatt, Red Riding Hood, Princess Pea and Super Readers Pig, are the characters in the re-telling of popular fairytales. They jump into books to solve all the problems of the fairy tale characters living in Story Book village. Children learn real life lessons such as being kind, telling the truth, and being yourself.
Super Why is found on Youtube in American English
This is a great list of cartoons to guide you, however you should also limit the amount of screen time your child has depending on their age. Even if these cartoons are educational, kids shouldn’t be watching them all day. You can find the screen time guidelines here.
If you have any other Educational Cartoons for kids that you find entertaining please let us know and we can add them to the list! If you want, check out some popular English books for kids.