Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train and Curious George are some children’s shows on Public Broadcasting Service, as of 2015. Sid the Science Kid and Sesame Street are other children’s shows on PBS.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an animated show for kids between the ages of two and four. This series uses musical strategies to tell stories about the life of a preschooler. The main character and his friends learn important social skills required for life. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood also teaches viewers what to do to feel safe during emergencies and participate in group activities. In addition, viewers learn how to make doctor instruments and play with them.
Curious George is an animated game that helps children gain observation skills. Viewers are asked to match images to one of nine pictures. Other episodes teach children to protect the environment by providing ideas on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Curious George also helps children acquire a solid understanding of size by ordering items from smallest to largest.
Sid the Science Kid enables viewers to explore how birds build their homes by making a nest with bowls, glues and other materials including grass and leaves. Other episodes enable viewers to develop mathematical skills by asking them to estimate numbers of objects and then having them check those numbers by counting. The series also helps children learn how to eat a healthy diet by sorting food items into groups.