The world we live in is a fascinating place, and television is a great tool by which children can learn more about it. There are many wonderful television shows that help kids to appreciate nature, wildlife, other countries and much, much more. Others help very young children better understand the basics of learning such as reading and counting.
In your opinion, what are the best educational programs for children? Do your children enjoy them?
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The Reading Rainbow used to be a PBS (an American Public Broadcast Station) and ran form 1983 until 2006. The host was Levar Burton, who also played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek the Next Generation. Levar is actually trying to get The Reading Rainbow going again, but as an interactive app instead of a TV show, so you could have access to it in the near future, just in a different way. Here's a link to the kickstarter campaign, it's really worth checking out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh
Although I've flicked through some of the Horrible Histories books I've never actually seen the television show. I can imagine it must be pretty good, though, as the books are well written and present history in a very novel way.