One of our favorite television stations is PBS. Awhile back I blogged about everything PBS Kids has to offer. Not only do they have awesome, educational shows, they also have online sites to help you continue the education at home, using the PBS characters.
Sid the Science Kid is a favorite at our house! Produced by the Jim Henson Company (also produced The Muppets and Sesame Street) first aired on PBS Kids in late 2008. From then on, Sid the Science Kid grew!
Sid is a little boy who is interested in learning basic science principles. He uses comedy and asks questions with his close friends. “The conceptual content of Sid is based in national science learning standards, cognitive learning theory, and on the preschool science curriculum, Preschool Pathways to Science.”
One of my favorite things about this television series is that the episodes are short, but still jam-packed with educational information. When there are 3 and 4 year olds watching, it is easy for them to lose attention. Sid the Science Kid does a great job with getting in the important basic information, keeping it fun and funny, all in a 30-minute time slot.
PBS Kids makes it super easy to continue learning beyond the television and show. There are games, videos, and materials you can print all free! Check it out here! There are also apps available too!
I was lucky to be given a Sid the Science Kid DVD which feature 26 mini-episodes! Sid the Science Kid: Encyclopedia of Discovery goes over math, exploration, science, astronomy, and time. This is a great DVD to have on hand this summer to continue learning the basic science principles.
Check out Des Moines Parent Facebook page for details on how to win this DVD!