Intention is to teach the child (2 - 3 years old) spoken English.

I do NOT want shows like Tom & Jerry since there are no dialogues.

I found that the child found Finding Nemo to be too slow for her.

Which English shows with lots of English dialogues and moving/interactive cartoons or children or animals would you recommend for a 2 - 3 year old child?

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    Sesame Street? Does it have to be animated?
    – Catija
    Aug 4, 2015 at 7:46
  • @Catija I stated animated because I think that the child will not be interested in a show where there is a person sitting on a chair and giving a lecture in English. My point was that something should be moving. Aug 4, 2015 at 8:43
  • There are hundreds of live-action shows for kids... people don't generally lecture 2-3 year olds. Sesame Street is a combination of live-action, puppets, and animation. I grew up on it and loved it a lot.
    – Catija
    Aug 4, 2015 at 8:45
  • @Catija Thanks. Can you list some other shows too, and write an "answer"? Aug 4, 2015 at 8:48
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    in the U.S., your best bet would be television shows aimed at children and broadcast on PBS. While they don't have a monopoly on quality kids' programming, most of their offerings do have an educational slant.
    – J.R. Mod
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:45
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    Be careful―children don't generally learn language from television, and allowing more than a couple hours a day of television has been shown to slow language development. Children under 2 years old shouldn't be shown television at all. They need real human beings to learn languages.
    – user230
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:25
  • You might take a look at The Electric Company which was a US educational series during the 1970's, if you can find the episodes. Your child may be a bit young for this, as it primarily teaches reading and grammar usage. But being directly English learning related, I would definitely keep it in mind.
    – user3169
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:30


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