Children's Shows I want my daughter to watch

by ashleynicole-70124 | created - 13 May 2016 | updated - 13 May 2016 | Public

Shows from my childhood that I want my daughter to experience

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1. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,243

2. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,006

3. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

A series of scary anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. Series one was hosted by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 10,627

4. The Amanda Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, John Kassir

Votes: 6,833

5. All That (1994–2016)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 6,243

6. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,124

7. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 5,496

8. Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns, Jeremy Scrivener

Votes: 2,299

9. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 21,075

10. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,775

11. Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy, Musical

Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

Stars: Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 3,753

12. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 49,010

13. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 28,867

14. Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess, Joe O'Connor

Votes: 7,302

15. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 15,871

16. Gullah, Gullah Island (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 20 min | Family, Musical

The series follow an African-American family on Gullah Gullah Island learning about life along with their friends, neighbors and their pet pollywog named Binya Binya.

Stars: Vanessa Baden, Ron Daise, Natalie Daise, James Edward Coleman II

Votes: 946

17. Eureeka's Castle (1989–1995)

TV-Y | 22 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

In a wind-up toy castle, a fantasy world of talking animals and assorted creatures live together with a giant who's in charge.

Stars: Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock, Lynn Hippen, James J. Kroupa

Votes: 1,247

18. Hey Dude (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor, Joe Torres

Votes: 2,429

19. Allegra's Window (1994–1998)

TV-Y | Family, Musical

The day-to-day life of an imaginative little girl and her friends as they learn lessons about life.

Stars: Tessa Ludwick, Pam Arciero, Andrea Frierson, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 241

20. Figure It Out (1997–2013)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

A group of four different panelists popular on Nickelodeon programs try to figure out the talents of different guests. They are given clues that they can feel, see, taste, and also given to them though charades.

Stars: Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young, Lorenz Arnell, Gevorg Manoukian

Votes: 883

21. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,372

22. The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Crime, Family, Mystery

The adventures of an aspiring detective girl who solves crime in her spare time.

Stars: Irene Ng, Pat Morita, Adam Busch, Preslaysa Edwards

Votes: 460

23. My Brother and Me (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Alfie and Dee-Dee experience how life affects them with different aspects each day, such as learning life lessons.

Stars: Arthur Reggie III, Ralph Woolfolk IV, Jimmy Lee Newman, Aisling Sistrunk

Votes: 781

24. The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994–1998)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Meredith Bishop, Darris Love, Michael Blakley

Votes: 4,142

25. The Journey of Allen Strange (1997–2000)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

An alien child has been left behind on Earth. He befriends two human children and it is up to them to find a way to get him back home while they try to keep him secret.

Stars: Arjay Smith, Erin J. Dean, Marianne Muellerleile, Shane Sweet

Votes: 298

26. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 1,955

27. Wild & Crazy Kids (1990–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Action, Family

Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes, Annette M. Lesure

Votes: 872

28. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,772

29. Nickelodeon Arcade (1992–1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two teams vie for a chance to go inside a video game!

Stars: Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower, Nick Barnes

Votes: 491

30. Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993–1995)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz, Zachary Maxell

Votes: 2,508

31. Guts (1992–1995)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show, Sport

Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike O'Malley, Moira Quirk, Kelli Marchewka, Jana Waring

Votes: 1,032

32. Double Dare 2000 (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

Two families or teams compete against through creative and physical tests showing how strong they really prove to be.

Stars: Jason Harris, Drake Bell, Amanda Bynes, Brandon Gilberstadt

Votes: 295

33. What Would You Do? (1991–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Ninety episodes of this syndicated kids show, shown on the Nickelodon network, were produced 1991 to 1993. Audience members were asked to volunteer to perform funny stunts, e.g., kissing a chimp, etc.

Stars: Marc Summers, Robin Marrella, Jeff Blumberg, Anthony Franco

Votes: 431

34. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 14,793

35. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When a 16-year-old high school student finds out she's a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 31,127

36. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith, Zachery Ty Bryan

Votes: 36,727

37. The Baby-Sitters Club (1990– )

Family

Based on the popular series of children's books, this show follows the ups and downs of a young teen business club for babysitters.

Stars: Meghan Andrews, Melissa Chasse, Avriel Hillman, Meghan Lahey

Votes: 426

38. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 12,599

39. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Kenan and Kel. Two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Teal Marchande

Votes: 13,072

40. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 3,933



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