Top 15 Cartoons for Autistic Kids

As a parent, you would be amazed what young autistic children can learn by simply watching a favorite cartoon for hours. Here is my list of top 15 cartoons:
  • Pablo features a young boy with autism who creates fantastic imaginary friends who come to life through his magic crayons. Pablo and his new buddies embark on adventures and they assist him with certain compromising situations which make him anxious like going to grocery stores.
  • Sesame Street is a longtime favorite of many kids and adults, bridging educational and cultural gaps with an exciting program. Big Bird guides a cast of characters teaching kids the alphabet, numbers, and colors. Characters include Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, and Grover.
  • Leapfrog: Letter Factory  The show teaches about letters and their sounds, plus LeapFrog characters come to life in an engaging, educational way.
  • Veggie Tales  The show motivates children to learn to sing and teaches good values, concepts, and how to treat people.
  • Word World  Lovable WordFriends take kids on fun adventures in a world of words where they come across all kinds of circumstances which could be solved only by creating a word. Autistic kids respond wonderfully to Word World.
  • Pacoyo  It’s a preschool educational comedy and animated TV series, offering a fun way to learn as viewers follow the hilarious adventures of Pocoyo and his close, inseparable friends. With each episode there is a new subject by which children discover new concepts and words while having fun.
  • Pingu is a timeless classic children’s TV program aimed at toddlers. An autistic child with limited vocabulary can follow the stories without getting bogged down.
  • Little Einsteins presents the value of teamwork, curiosity, and the idea that everyone has something to contribute to the group. Each of the 4 Little Einsteins has her or his own special talent, and is called on to use it cooperatively during other adventures.
  • Kipper is a British animated children’s TV series based on the characters from Mick Inkpen’s Kipper the Dog picture book series. The videos have won awards such as a BAFA award for best children’s animation.
  • Curious George is a sweet African monkey who keeps running into trouble. His friend with the yellow hat, is always rescuing him. The show’s themes tell about learning, playful curiosity, and forgiveness.
  • Bubble Guppies is a cute and sweet cartoon with catchy music, and both educational and entertaining. You can stream this show on a Smart phone on demand, which can be a great for car rides and addressing near meltdown situations.
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun, live-action program for children ages 1 and up. It’s a wonderful toddler show with great music, musicians, and art. A broad variety of current and popular bands and artists appear as guests.
  • Super Why is about four fairy tale friends embarking on magical adventures and turning into reading-powered superheroes. The content focuses on building preschoolers’ early literacy skills, plus teaching lessons in respect, friendship, teamwork, and how to identify letters and words.
  • Team Umizumi is a little team that travels behind the scenes to solve problems using “mighty math powers.” It will help toddlers learn patterns, colors, numbers, shapes, and words.
  • Phenias and Ferb is a very funny, entertaining show with catchy songs, animation, unexpected great plots, and inventive boy and girls.
Now you have 15 cartoons that can help teach your autistic child a wide variety of skills.
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Fun Facts on Cartoons

  • Some cartoons include vaccine and autism.
  • Other cartoons feature gifted kids with autism.
  • Yet other cartoons show indirectly that vaccines cause autism.
  • Some cartoons display autism functioning labels spectrum prism.
  • A few cartoons may even teach those children with autism about potty training.
  • A limited number of cartoons educate the audience about vaccine and autism with fairy-like images.