We've recently started putting the tv on to PBS. While that it does have Barney we can easily change the station to something else for half an hour at 11:30am. But typically it's not an issue as the girls don't really watch tv too much. Typically when Kathleen isn't hope Sammi is playing or coloring. When Kathleen is home the TV is on but she tends to go off and do something with out watching it. But I've found several of those shows on Netflix.
Super Why! is really good for Kathleen right now as I think it's helping with her alphabet and reading. Sid the Science Kid teaches them about science type stuff. These are two really good ones that they've been watching a lot lately and I'm glad we found them. There are a few others that they watch but these are the ones that stick with me really.
It's definitely a break from Dora or Sponge Bob. Though I could deal with Phineas and Ferb all day lol.