Being a parent is a delicate balancing act that needs to be mastered, especially when you realize that most of your child’s exposure is out of your control. Sheltering our children from the realities of life can do them more harm than good but overexposing them to real life can also be quite dangerous. That’s why it’s important to know what can and can’t benefit your child. Television is fast becoming a dilemma; It is a source of information and a source of additional exposure. This is why every parent needs to know which channels provide age-appropriate entertainment for children.
In India, there are many television channels, many of which are marketed to children, and television shows ranging from cartoons to education. Parents should have a firm understanding of which channels are age appropriate and which are not, so that they can prevent their child from watching something they shouldn’t be watching.
Kids love cartoons; They are colorful, bright and have lots of happenings to grab their attention. They are also a great source of learning when it comes to learning new languages, concepts, new cultures etc. Here are some of the best cartoon channels on TV today.
A classic channel that is timeless, this is a great channel to watch cartoons with your kids. There are some educational shows but mostly, Cartoon Network is a way to rekindle your nostalgia while bonding with your child. The channel has taken a traditional stance with new, regional shows such as Gali Gali Sim Sim, which is based on Sesame Street.
What kid doesn’t love the Disney show Toon? Disney Kids has shows like the classic Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Kim Perfect Disney has delighted fans both young and old with a Lion King spin-off called The Lion Guard. This channel has tons of shows that both you and your kids can have a great time watching together.
This regional cartoon channel is a great way for your youngsters to choose the local languages of the country with shows telecast only in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The shows are age-appropriate and entertaining and teach great cultural lessons through cute animated shows.
Nickelodeon is one of the most iconic children’s TV channels worldwide. It features all-time favorite toons like Ren and Stimpy and the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants. In fact, this channel is loved by kids and adults alike.
Pogo is a much-loved channel, full of great cartoons like the classic Looney Toons show. It also broadcasts shows infused with local flavor and based on Indian mythology like Super Bheem. The channel broadcasts in English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.