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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:21

I have a 1.5 year old boy and likes to watch cartoons and stuff, but a lot on tv aren't that great. Do you guys recommend any cartoons, episodes, learning that I can play from my computer to tv anytime I want?


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:23

South Park?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:31

I have a duaghter 8 months older, but she watches Mostly Arabic cartoon, in addition to spongbob, she likes it

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:31

Tom and Jerry, loony toons, merry melodies.

#5 linsook

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:34

dora the explorer. netflix has a bunch of stuff for kids.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:37

YouTube has many cartoons.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:39

South Park?


lol excellent.

Netflix is great for Kids shows.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:39

The Sprout channel, nick toons, boomerang, even Disney JR all have great programming that will help the young ones learn and be entertained

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:41

The old Disney stuff is great. Old episodes of Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck etc. They're mostly public domain and all over Youtube.

I used to love this one when I was a kid even though it is pretty scary for a Mickey Mouse video:


This one was brilliant:


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:01

Nickjr.com I personally like bubble guppies and Umi Zumi. She is 2 now but been watching those shows for a while. FN hate Dora, but my daughter loves it.............want to shank that character so bad!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:05

I guess this depends on your location.

In the UK, my 1 and 2 year old love the Cbeebies channel. The iPad also has some great educational and story time type apps.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:05

Turn the TV off and let them do something creative. All kids love to watch television but should you let them? It was more work to keep them entertained but I'm much happier that I limited both my son's television when they were younger.

But, if you are going to allow them to watch it, stick to more learning-centric programming. As listed above, NickJr is a good place. Also public television. Check out things like Blues Clues, Dora, Diego, etc..

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:09

my daughter loved pbskids.com and disneyjunior.com at that age (and still does) -- she was using the trackpad pretty early and interacting with those learning games.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:12

netflix has a kids section now as well

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:55

Just please avoid crappy 3D animations where nothing happens and also please avoid those horrible fake Disney sitcoms.

Ooh! Winnie the Pooh! He's brilliant!