Top 10 Recommended Korean Cartoons for Kids
Watching cartoons can have positive effects on children, such as assisting them in their language development. In addition to attending regular Korean classes, kids can learn the language better by watching Korean cartoons as it will help improve their pronunciation and manner of speech. It is also a great way to teach kids about Korean local customs, traditions, and history. Some of these cartoons are even specifically curated to enrich kids’ education by teaching them about arts and science.
Here are our recommended Korean cartoons for kids:
This is an educational cartoon series that teaches kids about art. The story is about Jinny and her friend Toto who must capture the villain Grey who goes around the world changing masterpieces. The first episode highlights van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Mind Blowing Breakthroughs
This is an educational cartoon series that teaches kids about renowned scientists of the world and their breakthrough discoveries. It tells the stories of Leonardo Da Vinci, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, and many more. The second season teaches kids about a variety of science topics, such as DNA, robotics, and space science.
This is another educational cartoon series that introduces kids to classical music. The soundtrack of the series is La Traviata, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Each episode highlights operas such as The Barber of Seville, Aida, Carmen, and many more renowned operas.
Hong Gil Dong Fantasy Adventure
The cartoon is based on the classic Korean fiction of Hong Gil Dong who lived in the Joseon dynasty and became a Korean Robinhood.
Black Rubber Shoes
This cartoon series is about a Korean family living in the 1960’s Seoul, featuring two brothers Ki-Yeong and Ki-Cheol, third graders who wore gomusin, cheap rubber shoes. It was first released in 1999 and is beloved by children and adults alike. If you want to learn about Korean history and the way children lived in the 60s, this is a must watch show.
We Are Detectives
The story is about fourth grader twin brothers and their two friends who solve theft cases.
Jang Geum’s Dream
This 2005 cartoon series is adapted from the historical drama Jewel in the Palace. Jang Geum is a thirteen year old girl who enters the Royal Kitchen as an apprentice court lady.
And here are three super popular cartoons for pre-schoolers:
Pororo the Little Penguin
This is a long-lasting cartoon that was released in 2003. The story is about a little penguin named Pororo and his friends who live in the Porong Porong forest. Each episode runs for five to eleven minutes and contains moral lesson. Pororo the Little Penguin has received numerous animation awards in South Korea. It is also available on Netflix and YouTube.
Click here to watch Porong Porong Pororo
Tayo the Little Bus
This cartoon series was released in 2010 and has continued to season 6 in 2021. It tells the adventures of a little blue bus named Tayo and his bus buddies. Co-produced by Korea Educational Broadcasting System, the show is available in multiple foreign languages and can be watched on Netflix and YouTube.
Click here to watch Kkomabeoseu Tayo
Dooly the Little Dinosaur
This cartoon series was released in the 80s and reshown in the 90s. The main character is a dinosaur with a magical power who lives in Seoul, adopted as a pet by a girl by Young-Hee.