Young, tech-savvy Dot is a true child of the 21st century -- she is well-versed in technology and has a strong curiosity and thirst for knowledge. She uses electronic devices to help her learn, create and explore, but she always makes sure to unplug and enjoy quality time with friends, family and pet dog Scratch. She explores the world and goes on adventures with her buds, including best friend Hal, and pooch to satisfy her curiosity and find out more about what goes on around her. Dot gets her passion for technology from her techie mother, who develops apps, while her father is more old-school with a love for woodworking and would rather enjoy the simple things in life than be tethered to electronics. The animated series is based on a children's book written by technology advocate Randi Zuckerberg, who calls the titular character "relatable" and says she is "that friend we all have who is energetic, adventurous and imaginative."
Clangers are inquisitive creatures who live on a blue planet in outer space. The critters, who communicate with high-pitched whistles, are supportive of one another as they embark on surreal adventures, meet peculiar new friends, and explore curiosities they experience in the world. The stop-motion animated series aims to teach kids such qualities as inventiveness and kindness. Veteran actor William Shatner serves as narrator of the show, which is a remake of a British series that originally premiered in 1969.
Trucks are all around us. From dump trucks to construction vehicles, you likely see one virtually every day. This series, a mixture of live action and animation, brings the commonly seen vehicles to life as they traverse through real-world settings. Dump truck Tork, digger Dug, front-end loader Sparky, semi Stotz and scooper Blinker take on big jobs in each episode, including crushing cars, tearing down buildings and digging foundations. The trucks learn lessons as they work together and overcome obstacles to get the jobs done. Celebrity parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard lend their voices to various characters in several episodes. Bell says that the preschool show "is all about that larger-than-life sensibility" that goes along with kids' fascination with trucks because they are larger than life.
Hosted by Sean, one of the hosts of "The Sunny Side Up Show," "Noodle and Doodle" showcases arts-and-crafts ideas and healthy recipes for children and their parents. The crafts and recipes are inspired by real preschoolers' experiences. Sean is assisted by his new friends -- Noodle, a lovable puppet who likes to help in the kitchen, and Doodle, a virtual friend who lives in a tablet-style device. The cooking and crafting takes place in a double-decker bus in which Sean and his helpers provide step-by-step instructions on how to make the creations. Also along for the ride is Sean's dog, Doggity.
In Doozer Creek, a self-sustainable community located just outside the view of humans, members of the Doozer Pod Squad design, create and innovate different things. Whether they're designing a racecar or building a giant gingerbread house, the Doozers work together to solve problems. Young Spike Doozer pushes the other members of the team -- including younger sister Daisy Wheel, pilot Flex and organization guru Molly Bolt -- into action. The preschool series is based on characters from "Fraggle Rock," a show that was popular in the 1980s.
Littlefoot, Ruby, Cera, Ducky and Chomper explore their world in the Great Valley and the Mysterious Beyond. The dinosaurs from "The Land Before Time" venture through meadows, from caves to canyons, and even have a spooky nighttime journey. This series is based on the theatrical film of the same name.
Two teams -- one orange, one green -- each with two kids compete in challenges that test their skill, speed and sounds. Each team is given a mindless task in which the ultimate goal is to refrain from making too much noise. The progress of their noisemaking is recorded on the Noise-O-Meter, and they are awarded points based on this. If the Noise-O-Meter reaches the top, the challenge is deemed a forfeit and no points are awarded. There are three rounds, each having a different challenge in which both teams take a turn at performing the exact same task. Rounds one and two see individuals facing each other, while the third round is team based. The team with the most points at the end gets a chance at winning five prizes plus a $5,000 cash prize.
A close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters runs the Furchester Hotel, an almost world-class facility. Owner Funella Furchester greets guests as they arrive, alongside husband Furgus Fuzz and daughter Phoebe. Joining the family at the Furchester are Phoebe's cousin Elmo, who is there for an extended visit, and Cookie Monster, who is working his dream job as a waiter, serving guests with room service and in the dining room. They all come together to solve problems in an attempt to keep their guests happy, an attitude that is in line with the family's motto: "A Furchester never gives up."
Fun-loving jet plane Jett delivers packages to children around the world in this animated series. Jett teams up with the Super Wings, a group of airplanes that can transform into robots, to tackle new challenges and work through issues that teach problem-solving skills and the importance of cultural diversity. The Super Wings crew includes mission director Jimbo, rescue copter Dizy, gadget guru Donnie and expert navigator Jerome -- an important part of the group because the planes travel to 52 cities in 45 countries on their adventures, requiring someone who is able to help navigate.
Sarah is a 7-year-old girl with big eyes and a green hat. She lives with her best friend, a quacky, slightly manic fowl appropriately named Duck. Each episode features the pair setting out on simple but exciting adventures as they explore the world in their own imaginative way. The animated series focuses on the experiences of childhood as seen through Sarah's eyes as she learns new things every day. The show's objectives are to help kids learn about friendship, imagination and problem solving.
Wanting to discover the beauty of the world around her, a young bee named Maya leaves her hive to go exploring. On her adventures, she looks around the meadow where she lives and meets other insects that live there. As many young creatures do, Maya spends a lot of time playing and having fun with her friends. The enthusiastic bee is constantly amazed by what she discovers while flying around the meadow.
Young cats Ollie and Moon have an appetite for adventure. While they're best friends, they have different personality types. Moon is the more adventurous of the two, and Ollie tends to err on the side of caution more often than not. When the cheery Moon gets an idea, she often drags Ollie with her on an expedition around the world. Along the way, they teach viewers about the benefits of unlikely friendships and global citizenship. The live-action/animated series is based on a series of books by Emmy-winning artist Diane Kredensor ("Pinky & the Brain").
There's always a chance to experience new things when you're a child, especially one with a vivid imagination. Such is the case with 6-year-old Nina and her best friend, Star. The pals have fun adventures around Nina's vibrant, colorful neighborhood. Every day features a new excursion for the youngsters, usually celebrating family, community, diversity or wonder. The show features the voice talent of actress Rita Moreno, one of a small group of performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
In this series, young Noddy becomes a detective as he and his friends set out to solve mysteries in Toyland. Whenever something is amiss in the colorful land, Noddy and best friends Bumpy Dog and Revs get on the case to find out what is going on and how they can make things right. Noddy uses his investigation kit and WhoWhatWhere tablet to help the gang solve the mysteries. The CGI series features the character that originally appeared in Enid Blyton's children books beginning in 1949.
"Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave" is a show, set up in a game-show format, that follows the three title characters -- a dog, a bird and a bear, respectively -- as they go on adventures, during which they must make choices. The questions the animated characters face help them decide what to do and how to better understand the world around them. Viewers are able to join in the fun by answering the multiple-choice questions, with Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave serving as the three possible answers to each query and game.
Popular Chica ("The Sunny Side Up Show") gets her own show in this live-action/animation hybrid that promotes social-emotional development in preschoolers. Chica helps her mom and dad in the Costume Coop, a playful shop filled with whimsical costumes, and when the shop closes, she and her friends transform into animated characters and go on adventures that teach kids lessons, including one on an underwater adventure that teaches about cleanup time and another on a voyage with Vikings that explains why manners are important. Chica's buddies include best friend Kelly, huggable rag doll Stiches and pet rabbit Bunji.
Living in the jungle can be dangerous for animals, which are often subjected to threats and other dangers. There's a group of creatures ready to defend those in trouble. That group -- known as the Jungle Bunch -- is led by tiger warrior Maurice, a great hunter who has taken his adopted son, Junior, under his wing to teach some hunting tricks to the younger tiger. Other members of the group include gorilla Miguel, brainy tarsier Gilbert, big-hearted bat Batricia, and inseparable toads Al and Bob.
Aimed at the toddler and pre-school set, "Caillou" is an educational show that stars the 4-year-old title character (pronounced KY-YOO), who lives with his mother, father and sister in a blue house on Pine Street. Caillou has invisible friends, learns how to play sports and explores nature. Friendly and curious, Caillou discovers as much fun and wonder as any kid can imagine. In addition to the animated segments featuring Caillou's adventures, the show also features puppet skits and videos of children in real-life situations.
Curious aliens get to experience everyday life for a typical suburban family in this CGI-animated series that takes place in a real house. The aliens, who are each 4 inches tall, are observing Earth as part of their first mission away from their home planet, Floog, which means everything they experience is new to the pint-sized Floogals. Even a simple task like using a toothbrush takes a lot of ingenuity for the aliens to figure out. They must keep their true identities a secret when they are discovered by an 8-year-old fan of science fiction, who thinks their spaceship -- which landed in a yard-sale box -- is a toy that he hangs in his room alongside other toy spacecraft and stars. Each day the Floogals surreptitiously explore the household to find out about the peculiar behavior of the "hoomans" and their belongings as part of their mission. By the end of each episode, they compile a report about their latest findings, which they send back to Floog.