Kids are very fond of watching tele-soaps. There are various kinds of TV shows featuring on television but all are not appropriate for them. Shows like Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry are very popular among kids. Some soaps also educate the kids by letting them know about the environment and the world. Below, mentioned are some of the classic television shows for kids.
1. Sesame Street
Sesame Street created on PBS on November 10, 1969 still holds a strong position. It has always been one of the most desired show among little children and parents;it consists of various features like Muppets, educational lessons, animations, humor and several others. Till 2009 Seamed Street achieved 118 Emmy Awards which is the highest for any TV series.
2. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Mister Rogers’ neighborhood lasted from 1968 to 2001 and remained famous in syndication. The silent mildness in Host Fred-Rogers became the main attracting factor for kids as well as parents. Mister Roger interacted directly to the audience by telling stories, contracted crafts and demonstrated experiments, played music.
3. Captain Kangaroo
Captain kangaroo gained much popularity. On CBS the show was transmitted on weekdays in the mornings from 1955 till 1984.The real ‘Clarabelle’ the clown of ‘The Howdy Doody Show’ was portrayed by Bob Keeshan. He also played the main character. Captain kangaroo told stories, met with guests and also performed funny stunts in the TV show which was centered on The Treasure House.
4. The Mickey Mouse Club
This was transmitted on ABC for the first time in 1955 and continued till 1959. The performers included Cubby Oberien, Annette Funicello, Darlene Gillespie and Tommy Cole. The show had been transformed many times since its beginning. In the period of1990s Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and BritneySpears acted as the Musketeers on the show.
5. Romper Room
Romper Room started in 1953 and continued till 1994 and was one of the most popular series that mainly focussed on preschooler in U.S. A group consisting of 4-5 year old children was one of its features. She would guide the keys in oath of Allegiance, songs, games, moral lessons about sharing toys, being polite behaviors for parents and exercise. The most interesting part of the show was at the end when hostess looks in to magical mirror.
This was a educational show that was first transmitted in 1972 and continued till 1978 and was a complete contribution of kids Zoom . In the show seven kids were always found to be engaged in performing songs, plays, science experiments and recipes. The show was reconstructed and telecasted from 1999 till 2005.
7. Land of the Lost
Land of Lost chronicled showed the adventures of a Marshall family (son Will, daughter Holly and father Rick) in which they were shown to be trapped in a parallel universe inhabited by Pakuni(primate type people),dinosaurs, lizard like creatures (sleestaks). Once the family fell from a 1000 foot water fall and reached that world. The main aim of the family was to return back to their home. The show started in 1974 and continued till 1976 .The series was remade in 1991 and a movie was also made on it but they were not successful as the main series.
8. The Muppet Show
The show mainly included Muppet characters of Sesame Street (ex frog called Kermit) and also many new characters. The show was started in 1976 and continued till 1981 broadcasting 120 episodes. Each episode invited a guest star and many superstars tried to reach the show. Kermit runs a music hall with dance and songs and the series was centered on it. Other characters included Swedish Chef, Miss Piggy Animal, Statler , Fozzie bear, walddorf and Beaker.
9. Reading Rainbow
The series was started in 1983 on PBS and continued till 2006. Each episode focused on themes from children`s book and motivated the children to read .The show was hosted by LeVarBurton.The show featured famous celebrities describing the book. In the end of each show “Book Review” was featured in which recommended books were highlighted.
10. Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes was hosted by Warner Bros. It is an animated series that includes features like Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, DaffyDuck, Porky Pig, Road Runner ,Sylvester and several others. The real Looney Tunes series was started in 1930 and continued till 1969. Looney Tunes popularity increased in television era . The series was remade in 1987.