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6:00AM Caillou

Caillou
 

6:30AM Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog illustration

Subject: Social-Emotional
Ages:  3 - 7

Clifford the Big Red Dog uses storytelling to present universal social and emotional messages to young children. These fun-filled episodes follow Clifford and his new pals (both canine and human) as they play, discover and interact with each other and the inhabitants of Birdwell Island, learning that good friends are what life is all about.

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7:00AM Essme & Roy

Super Why

Subject: Language Arts
Ages:  3 – 6

Esme & Roy are best friends-and the best monstersitters in Monsterdale! This pre-school series brings little viewers along on relatable monster adventures and is packed with playful learning, humor, heart and musical monster-y fun.

 

7:30AM Peep & the Big Wide World

Super Why

Subject: Language Arts
Ages:  3 – 6

The animated series gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science and math to preschoolers. Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old.

 

8:00AM Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

Subject: Science
Ages:  2 - 8

Sid the Science Kid uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers and older children. Sid the Science Kid features a practical in-school science curriculum and celebrates children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question (“Why are my shoes shrinking?” “Why do bananas get mushy?”) and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of family and friends.

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8:30AM Super Why!

Super Why

Subject: Language Arts
Ages:  3 – 6

Super WHY! is the first preschool series designed to help children learn to read through interactive story adventures. Each 22-minute episode features a team of fairytale superheroes who soar into classic storybooks and use their unique reading-based powers to find answers to everyday preschool problems. With curriculum guidelines established by the National Reading Panel, Super WHY! teaches preschoolers key literacy skills, including letter identification, decoding, encoding, spelling, and reading comprehension.

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9:00 AM Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Pinkalicious & Peterrifi

Subject: Art
Ages:  3 - 8

Pinkalicious Pinkerton and her younger brother Peter get into all kinds of artful adventures. Based on Victoria Kann's best-selling picture book series, the show models the power of teamwork and creative thinking to approach problems — and very cool, often unexpected things occur when these colorful characters join forces!

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9:30PM Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog illustration

Subject: Social-Emotional
Ages:  3 - 7

Clifford the Big Red Dog uses storytelling to present universal social and emotional messages to young children. These fun-filled episodes follow Clifford and his new pals (both canine and human) as they play, discover and interact with each other and the inhabitants of Birdwell Island, learning that good friends are what life is all about.

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10:00AM Let's Go Luna

Let's Go Luna

Subject: Social Studies
Ages:  4 – 7

Let's Go Luna! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the United States — as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, "Circo Fabuloso." The show focuses on cultural experiences, global awareness and civic skills.

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10:30M Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Subject: Science
Ages:  3- 5

Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.

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11:00AM The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

Subject: Science, Engineering
Ages:  3 - 5

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science and engineering in preschool-aged children.  The show is designed to cultivate positive views about science and scientists among the next generation—the children who will become tomorrow’s citizens and innovators—and help families and teachers build communities of science explorers.

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11:30AM Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks
 

12 noon Nature Cat

Kids smiling with Sesame Street characters

Subject: Science
Ages:  3 -8

The show follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into NATURE CAT, “backyard explorer extraordinaire!” Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem: he’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature! With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures full of nature investigation, “aha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.”

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12:30PM Ready Jet Go!

Ready Jet Go

Subject: Science
Ages:  2 - 5

Curiosity about space starts very early. As soon as kids are old enough to look up at the night sky, they begin to wonder: what is up there? Is there life somewhere, impossibly far away? Can we get there? Who better to ask about space than someone who’s actually been there – an alien boy named Jet Propulsion! Ready Jet Go! is a kid’s first introduction to space, earth science and technology, presented in an entertaining and engaging way that will inspire a life-long interest. Kids ages 3 to 8 will be learning alongside a seasoned space traveler. As an alien from Borton 7, Jet sees our Planet Earth like we want our kids to see it: with a sense of curiosity and wonder.

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1:00PM Arthur

Arthur

Subject: Language Arts
Ages:  4 – 8

ARTHUR is an animated series aimed at viewers ages four to eight. ARTHUR's goals are to help foster an interest in reading and writing, to encourage positive social skills, and to model age-appropriate problem-solving strategies.

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1:30PM Odd Squad

Odd Squad

Subject: Math
Ages:  4 – 8

From recapturing a gallon-sized blob that has separated into smaller pieces, to dealing with a slew of unicorns, dinosaurs and wizards that have escaped from books, there is no occurrence that is too strange for the Odd Squad as they face off against various villains that wreak havoc around town. Odd Squad agents use effective mathematical practices and critical mathematics concepts and skills to ultimately solve each case. In other words: Odd is the problem, math is the solution.

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2:00PM Cyberchase

Cyberchase

Subject: Math
Ages:  8 - 11

In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In For Real, the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.

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2:30PM Molly of Denali

Molly of Denali

Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts
Ages:  4 – 8

Get ready to sled into fun with Molly of Denali! Join Molly, an Alaska Native girl, her dog Suki, and friends Tooey and Trini on their adventures in epically beautiful Alaska. Molly of Denali is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities. In each episode, Molly’s life and adventures are enhanced, illuminated, and broadened by using and creating a variety of informational texts.

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3:30PM Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Pinkalicious & Peterrifi

Subject: Art
Ages:  3 - 8

Pinkalicious Pinkerton is unique, one of a kind, and pinkatastic (an original word by an original kid). Together with their friends and neighbors in Pinkville, Pinkalicious and her younger brother Peter get into all kinds of artful adventures. Based on Victoria Kann's best-selling picture book series, the show models the power of teamwork and creative thinking to approach problems — and very cool, often unexpected things occur when these colorful characters join forces!

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3:30AM Elinor Wonders Why

Elinor Wonders Why

Subject: Social-Emotional
Ages:  2 - 5

The animated show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers, and learn about the natural world around them using their science inquiry skills.

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4:00PM Sesame Street

Kids smiling with Sesame Street characters

Subject: Social-Emotional
Ages:  2 - 5

Sesame Street has been grounded on a comprehensive whole-child curriculum that supports preschoolers’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Children learn to use their imaginations, build social skills, and respect people’s differences.

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4:30PM Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Subject: Social-Emotional
Ages:  2 - 5

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This series tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

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5:00PM Let's Go Luna

Let's Go Luna

Subject: Social Studies
Ages:  4 – 7

Let's Go Luna! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the United States — as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, "Circo Fabuloso." The show focuses on cultural experiences, global awareness and civic skills.

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5:30PM Nature Cat

Kids smiling with Sesame Street characters

Subject: Science
Ages:  3 -8

The show follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into NATURE CAT, “backyard explorer extraordinaire!” Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem: he’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature! With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures full of nature investigation, “aha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.”

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5:00PM – 5:30PM Curious George (starts October 5th)

Curious George

Subject: Science, Math, Engineering
Ages:  3 - 8

Curious George is a little monkey with an insatiable curiosity. Like George, children are intrigued by new things. They're natural explorers and scientists, and they're anxious to know how things work. The CURIOUS GEORGE series takes full advantage of this natural curiosity, using George to motivate children to expand their own investigations of the world. George's memorable adventures — from dismantling clocks to rounding up errant bunnies — offer the perfect vehicles for introducing preschoolers to key concepts in science, engineering, and math.

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Wild Kratts

6:00PM & 6:30PM Wild Kratts

Subject: Science
Ages:  6 - 8

Join the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment. It’s all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers’ brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

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7:00PM through 9:30PM PBS Family Night Movies