Usually, the first cartoons parents offer babies closer to their first birthday: from about 1 year old (plus or minus a couple of months) children can begin to show interest in characters and stories on the screen. Of course, planting a baby at the monitor, moms and dads want not only to entertain and distract the baby, but also to help its development. And this contributes to a lot of high-quality, easy to understand, kind and colorful cartoons for the little ones.
Criteria for choosing the best cartoon for kids
A good cartoon for the little ones has:
- kind, simple and understandable plot;
- real, recognizable characters;
- small timekeeping;
- highest quality animation;
- excellent quality of translation and voice acting (if the tape is foreign).
Leave the full-length ribbons at a later age: the kids are not yet able to understand the intricacies of the plot, or sit long in one place. Also, “Price Expert” considers it necessary to remind that the best cartoons for kids under 3 years old are those in which the main characters are not monsters (even cute ones) and superheroes, but “humanized” animals: sly fox, good-natured bear, evil wolf, brave little mouse or a curious cat. Starting from 3-4 years in the list of cartoons you can add cartoons with the participation of people, as well as colorful full-length tapes of famous animation studios.
Top best cartoon for kids - TOP-10
There were so many good cartoons that the Price Expert had to work hard to choose the best and most interesting for you. So…
1. The Lion King - classic full-length animation
Why in our ranking of the best children's cartoons: Great animation for children from 5 years.
Rating: 9.9 out of 10
If we are to offer the kids "full-length", then only the best! "The Lion King" - a masterpiece of the studio "Disney", has gained immense popularity in the world, and the plot is clear to children from about 5 years. In the cartoon there is both funny and scary (death of Simba’s father), both instructive and incomprehensible, so be sure to sit down to watch the tape with your little movie fan.
- high quality animation and Russian voice acting;
- clear and fascinating story;
- luxurious musical accompaniment (music and performance of Elton John);
- colorful heroes.
- the film is quite long;
- There are moments that are not understandable to kids.
Typical reviews about m / f "Lion King":
“Kind, instructive, touching, cheerful, a little sad, but still with a happy ending - this cartoon really teaches a lot, teaches life! This is a family cartoon that unites generations. ”
"He teaches to admire nature, to live in peace and harmony with it, teaches goodness and devotion, gives the first ideas about friendship and love, and evil is shown just enough to demonstrate the importance of goodness and not a bit more."
2. Mickey Mouse Club (“Recognition”) - a great educational cartoon for children over 3 years old.
Why in our rating: entertaining and educational.
Rating: 9.8 out of 10.
Created by Disney Studios, this animated series is notable for its superb animation quality, a fascinating “interactive” storyline and a lot of developmental moments. Competently selected tasks are able to keep the interest of the kids for a long time and teach them many useful things.
- high-quality graphics;
- great Russian voice;
- familiar characters that have become classics;
- interesting and feasible assignments for three years.
Minuses: not found.
Typical reviews of m / f "Club Mickey Mouse":
“The cartoon is not only entertaining, but also educational. In the game form, numbers, colors, forms are learned, in the course of the adventures they find unusual uses for the most ordinary things, i.e. learn to think outside the box, develop ingenuity. "
“Personally, I really like this cartoon! Kind, positive, instructive, developing! "
3. Mom for a baby mammoth is one of the best Soviet cartoons for kids.
Why in our rating: The best cartoon about love to mom.
Rating: 9.7 out of 10.
A whole generation grew up on this Soviet cartoon - but it has not ceased to be relevant, because the theme of my mother's love is inexhaustible. The tape evokes wonderful feelings, and positive characters, a clear plot and a happy ending make it one of the best cartoons for kids.
- good and clear story;
- raises the theme of love for mom;
- legendary song.
- "Soviet" quality of animation.
Typical reviews about m / f "Mom for a baby mammoth"
“It doesn’t happen in the world for children to be lost ... Well, isn't it modern, not exciting? Let my sensitive baby cry better over this story than the soulless Tom and Jerry look! I am for Mammoth and the same bright films! ”
“This is a cartoon of my childhood. Indeed, there is a classic over which time has no power! And the song, though childish, and the words are so simple, but this is a real masterpiece! ”
4. Musti - the best cartoon for kids from 1 year
Why in our rating: the safest cartoon.
Rating: 9.7 out of 10.
When watching the tiny “Musti” parents can not worry, because this is the most kind, harmless and not overloaded with information cartoon. The main character - the kitten - lives with his dad and mom, does the usual things and communicates with other animals. This series teaches to take care of friends and make friends.
- high-quality graphics;
- great music;
- calm and realistic scenes.
- not everyone likes that heroes do not move their mouths;
- short series (5-6 minutes).
Typical reviews of the cartoon "Musti":
“Colorful and useful for the development of cartoon! It shows family habits, family fun, changing seasons. Heroes - cat, bird, hare, cockerel - kind and caring. We look from 11 months - I like it very much, and my daughter ”.
“After reviewing a lot of the cartoon series, I could safely leave the child to watch it alone, I am confident in Musti.”
5. Franklin and his friends - a useful “psychological” animated series for kids
Why in our ranking: cartoon therapy for children.
Rating: 9.6 out of 10.
It seems that the script of this series was developed with the participation of child psychologists, so the plots resemble stories from the life of real kids. Each series reveals one of the common problems of childhood: older and younger brothers and sisters, lies and truth, self-doubt, etc., and using an example of the behavior of the characters, a clear and realistic solution is offered. Wonderful and very useful cartoon without a single gram of negativity.
- good quality;
- helps to solve children's problems.
Minus: the series is not very dynamic, so some children (and adults) may seem boring.
Typical reviews of the m / f "Franklin and his friends":
“The cartoon is unique, I have not seen anything like it. Heroes learn to cope with fears, insecurity, resentment, to find the best qualities in themselves and achieve success. "
“Good and positive cartoon. It is a wonderful idea that we can all make mistakes, but everyone has a chance to ask for forgiveness, to correct the situation, and this, I believe, is very useful for the modern child to know. ”
6. Luntik and his friends - an understandable and colorful cartoon for kids
Why in our ranking: teaches good deeds.
Rating: 9.6 out of 10.
One of the most popular cartoons in Russia for kids won the love of children and parents with the kindness and availability of plots, and the main character - a cute and simple-minded Luntik - teaches kids to be friends, to forgive and help.
- instructive moments;
- the protagonist is very fond of children;
- many colorful characters;
- clear stories.
Minus: Some parents see him in the fact that the main character is a completely fictional character, unlike any real creature.
Typical reviews about the cartoon "Luntik and his friends":
"I'm not afraid to show" Luntik "children. They have learned a lot from the cartoon! And even the caterpillars, the most harmful in the cartoon, cause a smile. The child is implanted with a sense of beauty, hard work, diligence, respect for order, obedience. ”
“A lot of positive in this animated series! Luntik teaches our children not to respond with aggression, to remain tactful and polite. It discusses in each series different life situations that orient kids, how to act. ”
7. “Kitten named Gav” - time-tested cartoon about friendship
Why in our rating: unsinkable classics of Soviet animation.
Rating: 9.4 out of 10.
Cartoons such as “Kitten named Woof” make us all kinder, and babies create an excellent basis for the development of real feelings and emotions, friendship, mutual assistance, love of animals.
Realistic and interesting stories;
Minus: Alas, low quality video and sound.
Typical reviews about m / f "Kitten named Woof":
“Good characters, funny songs, a positive story with a happy ending (when the kitten and the puppy finally found the owners) - what could be better for the development of your child?”
“This is a cartoon with a capital letter. Such must be cartoons - with real adventures and experiences of friends and a wonderful ending. ”
8. Masha and the Bear - a cartoon for all ages
Why in our rating: universal cartoon for the whole family.
Rating: 9.3 out of 10
Of course, “Price Expert” could not ignore this megapopular domestic series about the friendship of a girl and a bear. The creators of the classic fairy tale “unwound” to a very cheerful, positive and modern series that is watched with interest not only by children, but also by adults. “Masha and the Bear”, judging by the reviews, is suitable for children from 2.5 years old, but not all the plot twists and actions of the characters can be understood by the little ones.
- great quality;
- great songs, hits;
- funny characters.
Cons: dEtam 2-4 years to watch with parents in order to avoid misunderstanding of the plot (this is not a minus, but rather a recommendation).
Typical reviews of the animated series "Masha and the Bear":
“The cartoon is bright and positive. Beautiful animation and three-dimensional graphics. And most importantly, children like it. And if one of the kids copies Masha, but this problem is not a cartoon, but a family upbringing. ”
“We are looking at 1.5 years old, really like it! The cartoon is interesting, funny, with meaning, there is something to see for both kids and adults. ”
9. Guess with Jess (Riddles of Jess) - informative cartoon for children from 4 years
Why in our rating: A successful educational cartoon with good characters.
Rating: 9 out of 10.
A cartoon about an inquisitive kitten and his friends, who in each series are looking for the answer to some “big question”: “How to build a boat?”, “What to do with the garbage?”, “Why do we need spiders?”, Etc. Heroes are constantly talking with the audience, engaging him in an amazing process of knowledge.
- non-trivial educational subjects;
- good and nice heroes.
- graphics are not ideal;
- It is difficult to find a high-quality Russian version.
Typical reviews about the jigsaw puzzle "Jesse":
“A very good-natured cartoon. I really like the fact that in each episode there is a riddle that children must guess along with the characters. ”
“Drawings, facial expressions, animal behavior - everything causes only positive emotions. The cartoon teaches friendship, inventiveness, motivates to get new knowledge and admire the world around, shows how to cherish and love nature. ”
10. Pictures Themes - the first drawing lessons for kids
Why in our rating: teaches to draw in a playful way.
Rating: 8.8 out of 10.
The cartoon was created for kids 1-3 years old, taking into account the peculiarities of their attention at this age. The protagonist Theme (in the French version - Didou, in English - Louis) and his ladybug girlfriend Liza draw something new in each series, and the drawing becomes real. Drawings appear step by step, and the Theme in the process of drawing constantly appeals to the viewer.
- arouses interest in drawing;
- clear for kids and not overloaded with details.
Minus: simplified animation (but perhaps so conceived by the creators).
Typical reviews about the m / f "Pictures Themes":
“Theme Drawings” help to explore the world around us, develop the imagination and give a clear example of how to draw simple objects. We look together and after viewing we try to repeat the drawing. ”
“A very useful cartoon that attracts the crumbs to the beautiful lesson - drawing! It was created primitively, of course, but nothing superfluous - for my two-year-olds, it looks with pleasure ”.
So what kind of cartoons for the little ones to choose?
Of course, the child is raised by parents, not cartoons. Still, "Price Expert" advises not to let the selection of cartoons for your child take it for granted. Be sure to see them yourself before showing to the child. Evaluate and analyze the quality and storylines so that the baby is surrounded by kind, understandable characters who teach friendship, compassion, respect for nature and people. Happy viewing!