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Childhood TV Shows We’ve Probably All Watched

There have been so many new children TV shows that came out since we were toddlers but do we still remember the shows that helped shape our childhood? Here’s a list of 5 shows that we’ve probably all watched when we were younger. 

  1. SpongeBob SquarePants: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! This American animated comedy television series was created by a former marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg, who sadly passed away on November 26, 2018, at the age of 57. The first episode came out in 1999 and since then there’s been 12 seasons showcasing the adventures and mischief SpongeBob and his friends get into. 
  2. Arthur: Based on the books by Marc Brown, Arthur is an American-Canadien animated series that deals with important issues such as asthma, dyslexia, cancer, diabetes, and autism spectrum disorder. The first episode was aired on October 7, 1996, and is the longest-running children’s animated series in the U.S., as well as the second longest-running animated series in the U.S., behind The Simpsons. Arthur will forever be our favorite 8-year-old aardvark who lives in the city of Elwood City. 
  3. iCarly: A kids sitcom TV show on Nickelodeon, iCarly was created by Dan Schneider and first aired on September 8, 2007. The main character, Carly Shay is a teenager who creates her own web show with her best friend Sam and neighbor Freddie. When the web show becomes an internet phenomenon, the teens try to balance their normal lives with the newfound situation. The series finale aired on November 23, 2012 and remains as a classic must-watch Nickelodeon show. 
  4. Wild Kratts: This educational kids show focuses on science concepts that teach their young viewers natural history and science by building on their natural interest in animals. The aim is to educate children about biology, zoology, and ecology, and teach kids small ways to make big impacts. Wild Kratts is an American-Canadien live action series created by the Kratts brothers, Chris and Martin, that debuted on January 3, 2011. 
  5. The Berenstain Bears: First debuted on January 6, 2003, The Berenstain Bears is a children’s animated television comedy series based on the children’s book series of the same name by Jan and Stan Berenstain. The series follows the lives of an anthropomorphic bear family who learns a moral or safety-related lesson by the end of each episode. Sadly the show was cancelled in 2005 due to a disturbing episode that was not supposed to be broadcasted on TV but accidently did.  


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