Texas Tech University

10 shows for kids that are actually educational

Business Insider

April 10, 2020

Business Insider - When it comes to choosing TV shows for kids to watch, the sheer number of programs available can be overwhelming. Some series exist as pure entertainment but others are actually designed to help kids better adjust to the world, teaching them valuable life lessons and useful educational concepts.

"Kids who watch ['Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'] have higher levels of empathy, what we call 'social self-confidence' – being confident in social situations – and the ability to recognize emotions," Eric Rasmussen, PhD, associate professor & director of the doctoral program at Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication, who has conducted studies on the series, told Insider.

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