As a child of the 1980’s in North America, I was brought up in front of the many kid-oriented educational television programs that turned me on to math, science, and learning including:
Mr. Wizard’s World
??Strawberry Square?? (help me out on this one)
and to some extent Sesame Street and The Electric Company
That’s just to name a few. Later on, shows like Bill Nye, Beakman’s World, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (particularly guilty pleasure of mine, even though I thought I was a bit old) ruled the world of kid’s educational programming.
As the prospect of parenthood looms for my wife and me, I 'm kind of interested in what the good shows for kids are these days. I’m not looking for the dumbed-down and infantile shows such as Baby Einstein or Bob the Builder, nor am I looking for the general audience stuff (albiet interesting and informing) that appears on Discovery, Animal Planet, and National Geographic. I just want to know what the good **kid’s ** math and science programs are today, if there are any.