Once children are into the preschool years, even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that an hour of television is ok, as long as it’s “high-quality content,” which includes being educational (building content knowledge in science, history, literature, art, or music, though teaching social or emotional skills is good, too).
Some of the best television shows for two- and three-year-olds include:
Little Einsteins (Disney Jr. and Netflix)
Blue’s Clues (Nick Jr. and Netflix)
Doc McStuffins (Disney Jr.)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney Jr.)
Curious George (PBS Kids and Netflix)
Television shows for four- and five-year-olds include: