Here's a list of some of my favorite TV shows from my childhood.
Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese Cat; I enjoyed her show as a child. Sagwa is a real fun-loving sweet and adorable cat who lives with her parents, big brother and little sister in the lavish palace of the magistrate of China. The episodes would contain life lessons and sometimes even Chinese folklore.
Little Bill; What might be my first exposure to Bill Cosby Little Bill centers around this precocious little guy and his adventures in the big city. His family consists of his parents, elder siblings and grandmother as well as a little hamster called Elephant. True to the standards of children's television his diverse sets of friends includes a red headed boy, an Asian girl and of course his female cousin. The retro look and the imagine spots had me hooked as a kid and it still does.
7 Little Monsters; From the late creator of Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are, 7 Little Monsters are monsters who are anything but little. They live in an old house with their human mother who may or may not be a witch. They have many adventures whether they are daily life or supernatural.
Angelina Ballerina; This little mouse-ling was a sort of role model of mine when I still in grade school. I adore her and the franchise even long after my ballerina phase. Her elegant dancing and British accent were parts of her that made me fall for her charm.
Dragon Tales;This show sparked my love for dragons. When Emmy and her brother Max moves into a new house they come across this magical dragon scale that transport them to Dragonland. Their dragon friends include Ord the blue dragon, Cassie the pink dragon and the fraternal Siamese dragon twins Zak and Wheezy. Together they explore all the wonders of Dragon land and learn life-lessons along the way with the help of their wise old dragon teacher.
Franklin: Franklin is a young turtle and one of the few in his group of pals not to be named for his species. Everyday is a new adventure for him as he adds new life lessons and the skills to add along with the knowledge of counting by twos and tying his shoes.
Little Bear: I remember owning the orange tapes along with the Rugrats orange tapes as a kid. It was a kid's show that wasn't in your face about everything and the colors weren't too blindingly bright. The music was very soothing with a hint of whimsy. I adored the show as a child and I still do.
Timothy goes to school: It Timothy is this adorable little raccoon who attends school. Along with his classmates they learn about all the wonders and we the audience engage the wonders of being in a Kindergarten class.
Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse: In a circus of a local city resides talking animals consisting of a pink elephant, a tiger with the appetite for chicken, a juggling pig and of course Marvin the tap-dancing horse.Even though running a circus can be a fun experience it can also be a hard one especially when you rival with a sleazy business man and his barrage of clowns. Lucky for them they have their own business man along with their fortune teller/lemon ice vendor and their youngest employee Eddie. Together they can put on the most wondrous circus in the world.
Arthur: Arthur is the longest-running show on PBS second to Sesame Street. I would watch any episode that comes on after coming home from my early years in Elementary school. I stopped watching way before the clunky flash animation took over. I still enjoy the old episodes though.