Though we do allow our children to watch television, we are pretty picky about what we allow them to view. If possible, we try to avoid shows with commercials (partly because we never know what will come on and partly to avoid the "gimmies"). In addition, our little ones are very sensitive and have a low tolerance for frightening things (something for which I am very thankful) so we aim for peaceful and gentle children's programming. Some of the shows we really like are Little Bear (which can be found on Amazon -On-Demand!), The Busy World of Richard Scarry (and Busytown Mysteries), and Babar (which can also be found on Amazon-On-Demand!). We also like some of the television shows on PBS (mainly Clifford, Caillou, and The Cat and the Hat) and the Scholastic DVD Collection (you can find these at many libraries!). I'd love to try The Beatrix Potter Collection sometime (hint, hint to our library!!).
How do you handle television/videos in your home? What are your favorite children's?