Our top favorite family Christian TV shows my children watch and we enjoy together as a family. These are high quality, entertaining but more importantly, truth planting shows.
I let my kids watch TV, there I said it!
Before I became a parent I remember boldly proclaiming that my children would NEVER watch TV. And then I actually had kids and my philosophy changed.
To be clear, we do limit TV time and it’s not constantly on as background noise. I’m also very vigilant on what they watch.
Thanks to my husband’s love of all things baseball, we do have cable but half of the channels are blocked (wouldn’t it be great if you could only subscribe to the channels you actually watch?). The only channel my kids watch on a regular basis is PBS. Curious George, Daniel Tiger and Super Why are beloved friends to my kids, and I’m not ashamed to admit some days the only character training my kids get is from Daniel Tiger!
Occasionally we might watch Doc McStuffins, Peppa Pig or Paw Patrol but only on rare occasions, mainly because I hate how many commercials there are. My kids also enjoy watching classic Disney movies we check out from the library. On a good day I’ll let them have their quiet time on the couch with a movie and some popcorn.
As a mom, it’s my job to be aware of what my kids are being exposed to.
I know I won’t always be there to protect and shield their little eyes but these early years at home are prime time and I want to make sure that the shows they watch are beneficial.
Some days we watch more TV than others (those would be survival mode days) and then there are days when I just really need a few moments of quiet so I can spend time with the Lord before my day begins.
As my children grow up, I desire for them to cultivate their own daily Bible reading and study time but for now, since they can’t yet read on their own, they watch a few hand selected faith-based shows that are growing their faith.
I’m not oblivious to the fact their little brains are like sponges during this stage of life, so when I hear them repeating songs or dialogue from favorite shows they have watched over and over again, I want it to be from quality programming that is watering those seeds of faith
Our Top Favorite Family TV Shows to Grow Your Child’s Faith
I was only recently introduced to the Theo videos by Leigh Ann from Intentional By Grace but I am so glad! These cartoons are high quality, engaging, and teach BIG truths to our little ones. Each show is only about 10 minutes long but full of spot on theology and truths of God’s love and grace. Every morning my daughter asks if we can watch the “Jesus” movies.
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My kids are still on the younger side and these are geared towards elementary age children but with that being said, my kids enjoy the music (they like to crazy dance) and think the puppets are funny. I think they will appreciate these once they are a bit older. I will say the Christmas episode is really fantastic, even I learned a thing to two! 😉
What’s not to love about a big, friendly and adorable bear? The values and lessons taught through the stories and music are very entertaining and catchy. I find myself humming along too! This is a great cartoon without feeling like your kids are being overly preached at.
This one is new to me, I just discovered it while exploring RightNow Media over the past few weeks but already I can tell we will love it. From the same people who are behind Veggie Tales, it’s fun, engaging, silly yet teaches some wonderful lessons and values about God’s love.
Another new to us video series but already a favorite. The music is catchy, the Bible storytelling is right on for young kids to learn more about the Bible and it’s entertaining. My kids love these!
OK can I just admit that I am not a fan of Veggie Tales… but my kids are. I think it’s a common theme among most adults, kids love them but adults would rather watch something else! 😉
I will say though that there is value in Veggie Tales and, while it can drive me completely bonkers, there are far worse things they could be watching. Not all of the Veggie Tale episodes are worth watching if you are looking for solid Biblical teaching but there are many episodes that are. Just preview and do a little research.
My little ones LOVE watching Little Angels, and frankly so do I. Think Bible teaching combined with early learning skills you would commonly find on PBS (ABCs, numbers, manners, friendship, etc.) and the music is super fun, silly, filled with truth and perfect for dance parties around the living room when everyone is in a grouchy mood!
These are our favorite shows that are not only family friendly but also are planting little seeds of faith into my young ones’ hearts.