Here are our favorite Smart Shows for the preschool age group:
Milli and Geo solve math problems with the help of their robot friend Bot. This show covers patterns, counting, geometry (Geo, get it?), measuring, and more.
Kai-lan and her adorable friends work together though emotions with appropriate response modeling, identifying emotional signs in others, and calm down coaching. The show also teaches some words in Mandarin Chinese. I used to wonder why they didn't put the text up on the screen to help me say the words with E, but then Mr. SPS reminded me that I can't read Chinese writing. Oh, riiiiight.
I'm a huge Mister Rogers' fan and while E will watch it, she much prefers this animated version that teaches the same social and emotional concepts (such as parents always returning after they leave children with a babysitter). The characters are all the children of the characters from The Neighborhood of Make Believe, too!
Super Why(att) and his friends solve story book problems by earning letters for tackling mini-literacy puzzles. At the end of the episode they use the letters to spell a word that will solve the problem. This show is great for practicing letter recognition and learning letter sound relationships.
An oldie, but goodie. I love this show because it covers such a wide range of early childhood concepts, but my favorites include the use of American Sign Language, predictable sequencing, and modeling how to draw (when putting a "clue" in the notebook). I'll admit that I prefer Steve over Joe.
I've included the channel for each, but we watch most of these on demand through Amazon Prime.
What are your favorite television shows that your children watch? Do you allow Silly Shows, too?