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Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum Teaches Kids About History, Inspires Them To Discover The Potential Within

Cartoon image of Jackie Joyner Kersee, Xavier, Yadina and Brad

This post is part of a series highlighting programs and activities for you and your children during the Covid-19 pandemic (and anytime).

Who are your favorite historical heroes?  Jackie Joyner Kersee?  Anna Pavlova? Martin Luther King? Helen Keller?  Amelia Earhart? Imagine being able to travel back in time with your children to meet real-life inspirational figures when they were kids.  You can with the PBS KIDS show, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on WILL-TV and anytime on-line at PBS KIDS.

Xavier Riddle helps meet state standards for social science objectives for children ages four through seven.

My six-year-old daughter and I love watching together as Xavier, Yadina and Brad solve problems in their own lives by time-traveling to meet kids who grew up to do extraordinary things.  The show focuses on building good character, discovering the potential within, and appreciation of historical figures and social studies.  My daughter is learning about societal issues and historical events in fun and compelling ways.  Like, Yadina, she was mad when she learned in “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Madam President” movie that none of our presidents has been female!  Not only is the show fun to watch, but the website offers hands-on activities, printables, and a list of free games and apps for additional learning.

Let us know if you have any questions about the show or if we can help you with your at-home learning.  Email us here.