Top 70 Growth Mindset Television Shows

Top 70 Growth Mindset Television Shows

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Growth mindset lessons and ideas can be learned in a variety of ways—bookspodcasts, activities, movies, and even television shows!  We polled our international community, Raising Kids with a Growth Mindset, and curated a list of 70 of the top children’s growth mindset television shows from around the world.

This list includes shows from the United States, Canda, the UK, and Australia.  Due to various television streaming platforms, not all shows are available in all areas.  

*Disclaimer: Parents, caregivers, and teachers are advised to watch or read about the shows to make sure they are appropriate for their children.


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Top 70 Growth Mindset Television Shows


3rd and Bird                                                   

3rd and Bird

Come along for the colorful adventures of a group of birds as they learn about social responsibility. The animated series showcases the characters encountering a problem that must be solved using social skills.  (Ages 3-5)

Addison

Addison

This playful show brings STEAM to life through creative problem-solving skills while using emotional intelligence. It seeks to impart values including cooperation, determination, imagination, reasoning, and enthusiasm. (Ages 3-6)

Annedroids

Annedroids

Kid-scientist Anne has invented and built her own amazing androids. The show sets out to inspire viewers' interest in STEM subjects. It also contains strong themes about friendship and positive self-esteem. (Ages 7-11)

Beat Bugs

Beat Bugs

This animated series follows the adventures of five funny and charming child-like bugs and features music from “The Beatles.”  With a little help from rock legends, five friendly bugs learn big lessons about the world around them -- all from the safety of their own backyard. (Ages 5-7)

Berenstain Bears

Berenstain Bears

The series follows the lives of a family of bears who learn a moral or safety-related lesson during the course of each episode.  Together, they learn about family roles and relationships. (Ages 4-7)

Bing

Bing

This Australian series celebrates the noisy, joyful, messy reality of preschool life. It uses everyday occurrences to demonstrate how to learn new ways to manage situations with the help of his friends. (Ages 3-6)

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blaze and the Monster Machines is an animated preschool series that teaches kids about science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. The show also shares positive messages about fair play.  (Ages 3-6)

Bluey

Bluey

Follows the adventures of a Blue Heeler puppy, Bluey. Her energy and lovable spirit gets her into all kinds of funny and unpredictable situations. She uses her limitless energy to play elaborate games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways. (Ages 3-7)

Blue's Clues

Blue’s Clues

Children love this educational and interactive show that features a playful and energetic cast. In each episode, the host invites viewers into a computer-animated storybook world to look for clues and solve the day's puzzle. (Ages 2-6)

Charlie & Lola

Charlie & Lola

Charlie and Lola is a cartoon featuring charming, sweet characters and wonderful stories. The series incorporates family values, humor and the power of the imagination. (Ages 3-6)

Creative Galaxy

Creative Galaxy

Creative Galaxy teaches preschoolers about different art techniques as they relate to a young character's problem-solving process. It teaches that every problem can be solved with a willingness to think outside the box. (Ages 4-7)

Curious George

Curious George

Curious George is a sweet monkey who can't help but run into trouble. The show highlights learning, forgiveness and playful curiosity. It also introduces preschoolers to science, math, and engineering. (Ages 2-6)

Cyberchase

Cyberchase

After being warped into Cyberspace from a library computer the team must protect Motherboard from the evil Hacker who wants to rule Cyberspace. Using gadgets and following clues, the team solves math mysteries and any other problem that comes their way. (Ages 8-11)

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

This show shares relatable preschool discoveries and challenges with his friends, neighbors, and family in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. (Ages 2-7)

Dino Dan

Dino Dan

This show centers on young Dan Henderson, an aspiring paleontologist, who discovers that learning how dinosaurs lived is as easy as looking out at his own backyard. It exposes kids to a variety of dinosaur species and defines science-based vocabulary words. (Ages 4-9) 

Dino Dana

Dino Dana

Dino Dana is a continuation of the series Dino Dan. Dana is a young female paleontologist that acquires a special field guide allowing her to see dinosaurs in her everyday life. Kids will learn dinosaurs' names, as well as pick up information on their general appearance, eating habits, defense mechanisms, and more. (Ages 4-9)

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train focuses on dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. As they explore interesting animals past and present, children develop inquiry skills and core knowledge to help them think like scientists. (Age 3-6)

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

This animated series follows a 6-year-old doctor in-the-making who cares for toys of all shapes and sizes. Doc takes initiative to "heal" her toys, encouraging independence and a can-do attitude. (Ages 3-7)

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Dragons: Race to the Edge

This computer-animated series follows the adventures of young dragon trainer, Hiccup, and his loyal dragon companion. The stories explore themes of teamwork, friendship, and family. (Ages 8-11)

Elena of Avalor

Elena of Avalor

Princess Elena is on a journey! Her adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience, and compassion. (Age 4-9)

Fireman Sam

Fireman Sam

This animated children's program follows the adventures of Fireman Sam and his friends as they protect the community. The episodes not only teach valuable lessons on fire safety to young viewers but also highlight friendship and problem-solving. (Ages 3-5)

Franklin

Franklin

Franklin is learning how he fits in the world and how the world fits him. The show features educational content and gentle moral lessons. (Ages 3-6)

George & Martha

George & Martha

Best friends are faced with little issues in their friendship that are always settled with compassion and compromise. The ups and downs of friendship help kids to reflect on their own friendships. (Ages 4-6)

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

The series follows the adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare and his father as they explore the meadows, forests, and streams--playing with their friends. The show captures children's real-life experiences and teaches them to form a closer relationship with the world we live in. (Ages 3-5)

Healing Powers of Dude

Healing Powers of Dude

This series focuses on an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder who finds strength in a lovable comfort dig named Dude.  Messages include extending kindness, respecting different abilities (both emotional and physical), and finding common ground with others. (Ages 8-13)

Inbestigators

Inbestigators

This Australian series features four unlikely friends who form a detective agency to solve mysteries.  Themes of kindness, teamwork, and responsibility make this a solid series. (Ages 8-12)

Jane and the Dragon

Jane and the Dragon

Raised to be a lady in waiting, Jane makes her own path in medieval times. The adventures share lessons in bravery, conflict resolution, and patience that build Jane's character and teach her about the realities of growing up. (Ages 5-8)

Julie’s Greenroom

Julie’s Greenroom

Julie's Greenroom stars Julie Andrews and original puppets from the Jim Henson Company introducing kids to the performing arts. The characters' experiences inspire valuable life lessons such as overcoming adversity, working as a team, and appreciating diversity. (Ages 4-11)

Kazoops

Kazoops

This animated series encourages children to challenge the workings of the world, things can always be different if you just imagine. A strong and supportive multi-generational family and fun music make this an enjoyable show for kids. (Ages 3-6)

Les Enfants Prodiges

Les Enfants Prodiges

This Canadian series presents young people with exceptional talents from various countries. The episodes share the extraordinary victories and mixed successes of athletes, musicians, and artists. (Ages 8-13)

Little Einsteins

Little Einsteins

This preschool series introduces kids to nature, world cultures, and the arts. Each episode has a journey of discovery that incorporates a celebrated piece of classical music and a renowned work of art or world culture. (Ages 3-6)

Little Lunch

Little Lunch

Little Lunch is a series of touching adventures about fifteen highly significant minutes of a child's life; that of snack time in the primary school playground. It features short interviews with characters to gain insight into what they're really thinking and feeling. (Ages 7-11)

Luna Petunia

Luna Petunia

This show is filled with fun, adventure, friendship, the power of positive thinking, and lots of pink and glitter. Luna learns that she can do anything and focuses her energies on "making the impossible possible.” (Ages 4-9)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

This lively series teaches children about helping others. The show is designed to help viewers acquire problem-solving and early mathematics skills in an engaging way. (Ages 2-6)

Mike the Knight

Mike the Knight

Mike is a young boy living in medieval times who has a bright future. With the help of his friends, Mike discovers the power of responsibility and learns to do things the right way. (Ages 3-7)

Mouk

Mouk

This gentle preschool series promotes cultural diversity as it follows the globe-trotting adventures of a young bear. The show encourages kindness, respect and trying new things. (Ages 4-7)

Mr. Dressup

Mr. Dressup

Mr. Dressup leads children through a series of songs, stories, arts, crafts and imagination games that focus on children's emotional and logical intelligence. (Ages 3-7)

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Fred Rogers hosts this gentle, thoughtful children's show.  Mr. Rogers discusses topics such as kindness, empathy, friendship, problem-solving, and more. (Ages 3-8)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends. (Ages 5-11)

The Adventures of Napkin Man

Napkin Man

This Canadian mixed-media show helps kids resolve feelings, learn about self-awareness, and cope with difficult emotions. The topics included are an excellent way to start a conversation with children about specific emotions they may be experiencing. (Ages 4-7)

Nature Cat

Nature Cat

Nature Cat is an animated series designed to inspire kids to get outside, experience nature, and play with friends. The characters' adventures show kids how much fun it can be to make discoveries, use their imaginations, and learn about the world around them. (Ages 5-9)

Nella the Princess Knight

Nella the Princess Knight

Nella is a princess-knight who breaks barriers, challenges expectations and fights for justice! The series features a social-emotional curriculum intended to foster relationship development and empower preschoolers to be courageous. (Ages 3-7)

Nelly & Nora

Nelly & Nora

Nelly and Nora spend their family holidays and weekends in a mobile home camping park by the sea. They love freedom and adventure and are never put off by the weather! (Ages 3-5)

Nina's World

Nina’s World

Nina, imaginative and outgoing and lives with her family in a bustling, multicultural community. She explores her surroundings, makes friends, and learns a lot about growing up in the process. Strong diversity, community, and family themes make this a great series. (Ages 3-6)

Odd Squad

Odd Squad

This live-action series targets preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Throughout the series, Olive and Otto learn not only how to solve problems but also about working together, communication and perseverance. (Ages 4-9)

Passe Partout

Passe Partout

This popular French-Canadian show is geared for preschoolers. This entertaining and educational show centers around three friends answering questions that children might ask. (Ages 3-7)

PAW Patrol

PAW Patrol

Follow along with this group of six rescue dogs who work together to protect the community.  The stories showcase caring for others, being brave in the face of danger, and the value of thoughtful problem-solving. (Ages 3-7)

Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat

Join Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they encounter unexpected challenges that require arithmetic and problem-solving skills. Children will learn how to build calculation skills and think about larger concepts that will help them form the foundation for learning math at any level. (Ages 3-8)

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat

A musically driven series about exploring one's world and trying new things while being smart, accepting and optimistic. Pete, a loveable cat who, and his friends, experience daily challenges and changes that children can relate to. (Ages 3-6)

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Follow the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter! Pinkalicious is an artist at heart, and imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. (Ages 3-7)

Pinky Dinky Doo

Pinky Dinky Doo

Pinky has a wild imagination and loves to make up tall tales. She uses those stories to help her younger brother, Tyler, solve his problems, be it a missing shoe or anxiety over a new situation. Her antics encourage young viewers to make up their own stories and use their imaginations. (Ages 3-6)

Pocoyo

Pocoyo

Children enjoy joining Pocoyo’s adventures with his animal friends. The episodes feature core values of tolerance, respect, love, and loyalty. (Ages 3-6)

Puffin Rock

Puffin Rock

Life is sweet on beautiful Puffin Rock, where puffling Oona, her baby brother, and their pals learn about nature, friendship and family. (Ages 2-5)

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. The show celebrates children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life. (Ages 3-6)

Stella & Sam

Stella & Sam

Imaginative 9-year-old Stella is a star in the eyes of 4-year-old brother Sam, who feels lucky to have a big sister like her. They set off on all sorts of imaginative adventures in their own backyard while caring for each other and meeting friends along the way. (Ages 2-5)

Stinky and Dirty Show

Stinky and Dirty

A garbage truck and a backhoe loader use trial and error to solve problems around town, learning from both their successes and failures.  They find themselves in some strange situations and try to find resourceful solutions to problems. (Ages 2-6)

Ask the StoryBots

StoryBots

The StoryBots are curious little creatures who live under people’s screens and answer children’s big questions. The magazine format of the show allows for things such as music videos, letter rhyming, songs, and field trips to different places. (Ages 3-6)

Super Why

Super Why

This series helps children learn to read through interactive story adventures. The adventures take place in Storybrook Village, a magical three-dimensional world behind the shelves in your library, where all of your favorite fairytale characters live. (Ages 3-7)

Tayo the Little Bus

Tayo the Little Bus

In this animated series, Tayo, and his fellow electric buses go on daily adventures.  The episodes are full of teachable moments that reinforce positive and thoughtful behavior. (Ages 3-6)

The Bravest Knight

The Bravest Knight

Sir Cedric shares the story of how he transformed from a pumpkin farmer into a full-fledged knight with his adopted daughter, Nia, who is training to become a brave knight herself. The show focuses on courage, compassion, and living an authentic life. (Ages 4-8)

The Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

Climb aboard the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and her class for a wild ride! Children will learn about science first-hand in this science-adventure animated series. Problem-solving, friendships, and adventure. Seatbelts everyone! (Ages 5-10)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

Ms. Frizzle's younger sister and her students go on magical adventures in their high-tech school bus, learning about the wonders of science across a variety of locations and time periods. (Ages 4-10)

The Wild Thornberrys

The Wild Thornberrys

A cartoon following spunky Eliza Thornberry, who communicates with the animal kingdom. The series teaches kids to appreciate animals, to be curious about different ways of living and the vastness of the world. (Ages 7-11)

The Wonder Pets

The Wonder Pets!

This kid-friendly show is all about being part of a team, gaining confidence, and using responsive communication. It helps young children learn about working cooperatively with others. (Ages 3-7)

Timmy Time

Timmy Time

Timmy, a little lamb, has a lot to learn as he heads off to preschool school. Each story is packed with important social lessons about responsibility, good sportsmanship, and fair play. (Ages 2-6)

True and the Rainbow Kingdom

True and the Rainbow Kingdom

The intelligent, fearless heroine, True, works to solve the problems in the Rainbow Kingdom so that she can keep the citizens safe. She empowers those around her with imagination, empathy, and mindfulness. (Ages 4-9)

Tumble Leaf

Tumble Leaf

A series for preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a blue fox named Fig plays and discovers adventure, friendship, and love around every bend in the path. The show promotes play and the fun of learning and understanding the world around them. (Ages 3-6)

WellieWishers

WellieWishers

WellieWishers features a group of five friends who have adventures in gardens and backyards. The group of friends are typically involved in mild dilemmas, but always find a solution and treat each other with kindness. (Ages 4-10)

Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts

This series follows the adventures of animal enthusiasts who travel the world to study a variety of animals. Focusing on science concepts, the Wild Kratts develops and strengthens basic skills of observation and investigation. (Ages 4-9)

Word Party

Word Party

This show invites viewers to help take care of four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play their way through their daily routines. The show has important lessons such as listening to each other, being patient, and kindness. (Ages 2-5)

 *Disclaimer: Parents, caregivers, and teachers are advised to watch or read about the shows to make sure they are appropriate for their children.

3 thoughts on “Top 70 Growth Mindset Television Shows

  1. avatar Lara says:

    This is great! Would love to see a list of shows for pre-teens and teens. Looking for some positive options for my 12 year old (going on 18!)

  2. avatar Tammy says:

    Hi, Thanks for this great list. As an educator of upper primary and lower secondary students I would really appreciate more programmes deemed ‘growth friendly’’ to be added. Perhaps parents, carers, supporters and educators could kindly add more to this list as I believe many teenagers also need these important messages. Thank you.

  3. avatar Tallie Rabin says:

    Fantastic selection. Thanks for compiling. We rarely watch, don’t have “tv” but occasionally watch educational shows on Netflix. This is reinforcing and also helpful!

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