Sometimes, turning on the TV is the only way to get dinner cooked — not to mention the only way for mom to have a potty break. But not all kids' programs are created equal, and some really shouldn't be shown to kids at all. A child's first five years are extremely important for development, but it isn't always easy to find educational programming outside of Sesame Street.
To help you out, we've rounded up a list of educational and entertaining shows for your developing tot. From science and math to spelling and critical thinking, these shows use creativity, music, and humor to teach kids problem-solving skills and manners. Click through for your little one's new favorite!