I don't know much about current kid's programming. Scout's still a bit young to pay attention to tv. She will, on occasion, watch a short video on the iPad or computer, but it's rare. I guess this will likely change, but for now she just doesn't pay any attention to the tv - no matter what's on. Though she does like to dance to the Law & Order theme song, and this makes me happy.
But if I have to watch children's tv, I like Sesame Street. I once saw the history of Sesame Street on the History Channel and it was really interesting. In an attempt to keep Scout entertained for 2 minutes at a time, I like to search YouTube for classic Sesame Street songs or fun songs with contemporary musicians. I'll start featuring them here. The first is a classic.
It's Paul Simon singing Me & Julio.
I watched this video and the semi-awkward interaction between Mr. Simon and this little girl multiple times before I read the comments. YouTube comments are often as bad as the comments on your local newspaper's website: ignorant, vapid, and inflammatory. It's generally best to avoid reading both.
But this is a classic:
"The little kid totally got Garfunkeled out of the song."
I couldn't have said it better myself. Also, this is not a song that caught Scout's attention. At all.