The Magic School Bus
“I knew I should have stayed at home today!” Silly Arnold, if you stayed at home you wouldn’t have learned about your digestive tract, sound waves, or outer space! [Episode list here]
For the first 10 years of my life, I knew LeVar Burton’s character on Star Trek as “the Reading Rainbow guy.” My favorite episode was “Opt: An Illusionary Tale.”
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Fact: Kids like weird experiments. Bill Nye will do them… and you will learn how it works! Mr. Nye was basically my science teacher throughout middle school.
I seriously learned all the classics through WishBone. Watching this show made high school literature so much easier. WishBone’s also adorable, just saying. [List of WishBone episodes]
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Thank you, Mr. Rogers, for teaching how sneakers are made, what pediatricians are, and that when I take the plug out of the bathtub I won’t go down the drain.
Not only hip with popular culture, Sesame Street has taught me the alphabet, how to count, and how to use my imagination.
Dora the Explorer
Okay, so… not on Public Access Television… and it wasn’t broadcasting when I was really young… BUT SERIOUSLY, I learned ALL the Spanish I know from Dora the Explorer. Vámonos!
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