Top 10 educational children's programmes - are your youngsters watching them?

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 1:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 1:48 pm

With home schooling being part of many people’s lives, parents have been turning to TV and online channels to help them with lessons.

A survey of 2,100 parents has revealed Alphablocks on CBeebies was the most popular educational programme for children aged five and under.

Horrible Histories was named the most beneficial programme for children between six and 10.

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Horrible Histories started life as a series of books and as well as being turned into a TV series it has also spawned live stage shows.

YouTube was revealed as the most popular medium among children, as almost three-quarters of parents admitted to being concerned about screen time.

The top 10 shows for children up to five were:1.Alphablocks – CBeebies -2 Ask the Storybots– Netflix3 Numberblocks – CBeebies4 Octonauts – CBeebies / Netflix5. Sesame Street – YouTube6 The Magic School Bus Rides Again – Netflix7 Go Jetters - CBeebies8 Something Special – CBeebies9 Khan Academy Kids – YouTube10 Word Party– Netflix

The top 10 shows for children between six and 101 Horrible Histories – CBBC2 Blue Peter – CBBC3 National Geographic Kids – YouTube4 Newsround – CBBC5 The Inbestigators – Netflix6 BBC Earth – YouTube/BBC7 Deadly 60 – CBBC8 Walking with Dinosaurs BBC / NetflixYou VS Wild – Netflix - 60%10 Ted-Ed – YouTube

Despite the majority of the top beneficial shows being on broadcast TV, less than a third of parents stated that broadcast television was the main medium via which their children watched shows.

The survey was carried out by Childcare.co.uk