Anyone who has ever been around children for any period of time will know that many kids love their favorite TV and movie characters. Even as adults, some of us totally love to watch kids' shows and movies when we're looking for something fun and silly to entertain us. Some cartoons are just too fun not to watch!
Kids' shows tend to be really educational and fun, so they teach the children lessons either about life or about topics like math and science. Some of these shows can even be fun for adults to watch, whether they're watching alongside a child or not, while others are definitely not something that a parent would want to have to sit down for.
Play a game of 'pick or pass' on these popular kids' shows and we'll match everyone to the perfect baby name!
Gravity Falls is a show that premiered on the Disney Channel back in 2012 and aired there and on Disney XD through 2016. The series follows twin siblings Dipper and Mabel as they're sent to stay with their great-uncle, Grunkle Stan, in a town called Gravity Falls. There, they find that things are a lot stranger than they expected.
Vampirina is a show that first premiered on the Disney Channel back in 2017. This kids' show follows the main character, Vampirina Hauntley, who just moved with her family from Transylvania to Pennsylvania sot hat they can open a Bed & Breakfast completely dedicated to serving ghosts, goblins, vampires, and other supernatural creatures!
Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated TV series that premiered in 2018 on Nickelodeon and is based on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series that many people are likely familiar with. This new series is based on the same group of brothers, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michaelangelo, and follows as they learn to use their ninja powers.
Doc McStuffins is a kids' show that has been airing on the Disney Channel since its first episode premiered back in 2012. The show follows the life of a girl named Dottie "Doc" McStuffins who has a clinic in her playhouse where she doctors up her dolls, toys, and stuffed animals to ensure they're in top top shape.
SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon that began airing in Nickelodeon in 1999 and is still airing on the network. The show follows the titular character, a cheerful yellow sponge, who lives in the undersea town of Bikini Bottom and works as a fry cook at a restaurant called the Krusty Krab.
Make It Pop
Make It Pop is a series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2015 through 2016. This series follows a group off three classmates named Jodi, Corki, and Sun Hi who meet at school and don't really seem to feel like they have much in common. They realize quickly that's not true and they come together to form the K-Pop group XO-IQ.
RBUK stands for Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty. RBUK is a series that began airing on Nickelodeon in 2019 and follows the main character, Felicity. Felicity is a super unique cat that happens to be part unicorn, part butterfly, and part magical rainbow with really unique and special powers. The series follows as Felicity protects her home of Mythlandia.
The Loud House
The Loud House is an animated series that began airing in 2016 on Nickelodeon and has been airing on the network since then. The Loud House follows a boy named Lincoln. Lincoln is a pretty average 11-year-old who comes from a huge family. The series follows Lincoln's life as the middle child of a family with ten sisters.
WordGirl is an animated series that aired on PBS from 2006 through 2015. The series follows Becky Botsford, a fifth grade student who leads a pretty average life by day. But when the time comes, she transforms into a superhero named WordGirl! As WordGirl, Becky uses her vocabulary to defeat villains.
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer is a series that aired from 2000 through 2014 on Nick Jr. This series follows the titular character as she and her sidekick, a monkey named Boots, and her magical friends Map and Backpack as they go on adventures together and teach their viewers various lessons along the way.
Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! is a followup series to the previous Teen Titans series. Teen Titans Go! premiered in 2013 on Cartoon Network and is a much more comedic take on the Teen Titans series. This show follows Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg as the try to balance saving the world with being regular teens.
Breadwinners is an animated series that aired from 2014 through 2016 on Nickelodeon and follows a pair of ducks named SwaySway and Buhdeuce as they go on various adventures on their home planet of Pondgea. SwaySway and Buhdeuce are best friends and coworkers who deliver bread to the citizens of Pondgea.
Welcome to the Wayne
Welcome to the Wayne is an animated series that began airing in 2014 on Nickelodeon where it's still airing. The series is set in an apartment building located in New York City called The Wayne. The main character, Ansi, is a newcomer who just moved into the building. Ansi and his two best friends go on adventures together throughout the series.
Wild Kratts is an animated series that follows brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, the hosts of other nature-based shows like Zoboomafoo. In this animated series, Chris and Martin Kratt go on action-packed adventures and educate viewers on a huge variety of different wild animals that they encounter on these adventures.
The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard is a followup series to the 1994 classic Disney movie, The Lion King. The Lion Guard follows Simba's son, Kion. Kion's sister, Kiara, is destined to rule the Pride Lands like her father did before her but Kion learns that he's also destined to do something great: lead the Lion Guard, a team that protects the Pride Lands.
Handy Manny is an animated series that began airing in 2006 on the Disney Channel and aired through 2013. The series follows a handyman named Manny Garcia who lives in a town called Sheetrock Hills. With the help of his talking tools, Manny can solve any problem in Sheetrock Hills and fix anything that his neighbors need fixed.
Arthur is a TV series that has been airing on PBS since back in 1996. This series follows an aardvark named Arthur Read as he goes through life as an ordinary elementary school student. The series follows as he deals with friends, family, and homework issues while teaching important lessons along the way.
Miles from Tomorrowland
Miles from Tomorrowland is an animated series that aired on Disney Channel and Disney Junior from 2015 through 2018. The series follows a young space adventurer named Miles Callisto who lives with his family and his best friend, a robotic ostrich named Merc, on a space ship that travels through space.
PJ Masks is a kids' show that began airing on Disney Junior in 2015 and is still airing on that network today. PJ Masks follows a group of children named Greg, Connor, and Amaya. At the stroke of midnight, Greg, Connor, and Amaya become Gekko, Owlette, and Catboy, three masked superheroes that spend their nights keeping the streets safe!
Sesame Street is a classic kids' show that aired its first episode back in 1969 and has been a PBS staple ever since then. Sesame Street is an educational series aimed at younger children that uses a wide variety of different puppets to help teach kids important cultural and educational lessons.
PAW Patrol is an animated series that started airing in 2013 on Nickelodeon ad has become a favorite of kids everywhere. PAW Patrol is a series that follows a group of six rescue dogs and their fearless leader, Ryder, as they work together to protect everyone living in their community in any way they can.
Molang is a cartoon that started airing back in 2014. Molang is a series that follows two characters, a fluffy rabbit named Molang and its best friend, a chick named Piu Piu. The characters speak a made up language but it's still easy to tell through their tone and actions what they're saying, making this series unique and hilarious.
Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor is a series that has been airing on Disney Channel since 2016. The series follows a young princess named Elena who is the ruler of a fictional kingdom called Avalor. Elena her her kingdom taken away from her but managed to get it back and can now freely go on adventures throughout Avalor.
The Backyardigans is a series that aired on Nick Jr. from 2004 through 2010. The series follows a group of animals named Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha, and Austin who are all best friends and love to have adventures and have a great time together in their own backyard. The series features different songs and educates the children that watch.
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat is an animated series that began airing on PBS back in 2013. The show has been on that network since then and follows a girl named Peg and her sidekick, Cat. Together, Peg and Cat go on a ton of adventures that require them to get creative with their problem solving skills and teach math to preschoolers!
Dinosaur Train is a series that aired on PBS from 2009 through 2017. The series features a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus rex named Buddy and his family of Pteranodon. Together, they travel via train all over the place and meet a ton of different kinds of dinosaurs. Along the way, paleontologist Scott Sampson teaches lessons about these creatures.
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West is a kids' show that began airing in 2014 on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel and ended in 2017. The series follows a cat sheriff named Callie who makes sure that everyone in Nice and Friendly Corners, the Old West town where she resides, behaves the way they should.
Super Why! is an animated kids' series that aired on PBS from 2007 through 2016. The series follows a group of children called Super Readers who live in a place called Storybook Village, a magical town available only by traveling through a magical question-mark shaped portal. There, the Super Readers bring books to life!
Odd Squad is a series that began airing on PBS in 2014. The series follows Olive and Otto, two young government agents that work together in order to investigate strange occurrences that happen in the town where they live. Olive and Otto work together in order to try to solve the cases and work on their problem solving skills.
Bubble Guppies is an animated series that aired on Nick Jr. from 2011 through 2016. Bubble Guppies follows a group of preschool-aged mermaids as they attend school in their classroom under the sea. The series teaches the viewers about various different topics through music that appears in each episode of the show.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated TV series that was inspired by Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and has been airing on PBS since 2012. The series follows a four year old named Daniel Tiger, son of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood character Daniel Striped Tiger, as he goes on educational adventures with his friends.
The ZhuZhus is an animated kids' series that aired on the Disney Channel from 2016 through 2017. The series follows its main character, Polly, who is always looking for adventure. In the series, she often finds adventure with the help of her super unique talking pets, known as Zhu Zhus.
Sofia the First
Sofia the First is an animated series that aired on the Disney Channel from 2012 through 2018. Sofia the First is the youngest Disney Princess to be introduced and the show she becomes the princess of a fictional kingdom very quickly after her mom marries a king. This forces her to learn to become a princess almost overnight!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a show that started airing on the Disney Channel and on Disney Junior in 2011 and aired through 2016. Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a modernized version of Peter Pan and tells the story of a group of child pirates - Jake, Izzy, and Cubby - as they go on adventures and try to outwit Captain Hook.
LEGO Friends is a series of TV specials that air periodically on the Disney channel. The series follows various LEGO Friends characters like Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie in the fictional LEGO world of Heartlake City where the friends work together to solve problems. The most recent LEGO Friends series, LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission, was created by Netflix in 2018.