In an age where every other cartoon geared toward preschoolers is filled with burping, belching, and name calling, behaviour no parent wants their child to imitate, it’s nice to know there are still a few wholesome cartoons parents can feel good about letting their child watch. Every parent knows that they should not allow their child to watch excessive amounts of television, yet most parents are guilty of letting their child view the occasional cartoon in order to get things done around the house, have a telephone conversation, or just have a moment of peace and quiet. Preschoolers are a very inquisitive group of children. They are absorbing everything they can at this age. It is the job of parents and caregivers to make sure that preschoolers are not allowed to watch cartoons that are teaching them inappropriate things. Parents can be sure the following 5 cartoons are wholesome, fun, and fairly educational.
The Backyardigans– The Backyardigans is an entertaining group of 5 neighbour children who have exciting imaginary adventures in their backyards, such as surfing the perfect wave, swinging through the jungle on vines, and being secret agents. There is lots of singing and dancing on these cartoons. The songs are fun, and catchy. I use the term children very loosely since the characters include Uniqua, a pink spotted ladybug, Tasha, a yellow hippo, Tyrone an orange moose, Pablo a blue penguin, and Austin, a purple kangaroo. Each character has unique characteristics that make them appealing to children. This is a fabulous, wholesome cartoon for the preschool set, and adults find the Backyardigans entertaining as well.