The series Barney & Friends is a unique blending of education and entertainment for preschool children. By design, the television series addresses the four key areas of childhood development - cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. The show particularly influences language development, one of the early indicators of future success in school, according to the Yale researchers.
Based on the best-selling book series, The Berenstain Bears is a charming animated comedy celebrating furry family values and good old-fashioned Bear Country living. Set in the rolling hills of Bear Country, the series stars a fun loving family of Bears whose love, loyalty and humor allow them to overcome any obstacle that finds its way down their sunny dirt road.
In each episode, Bob and his group help with renovations, construction, and repairs and with other projects as needed. The show emphasizes conflict resolution, co-operation, socialization and various learning skills. Bob's catchphrase is "Can we fix it?", to which the other characters respond with "Yes we can!"
Caillou is a typical 4-year-old child. At this age, role playing is as appealing as it is essential. By using their imagination, children can visualize doing things they have never done: they are empowered beyond their years and dare to try and discover new things. They can be invisible, invincible, big or small, cleverer, funnier, faster and stronger. Role-playing teaches children to cope with strong emotions like anger, sadness and jealousy and thereby accomplish feats they would never have thought possible.
Based on Random House’s best-selling Beginner Book collection “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library™,” the TV series and online resources are 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. In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally and Nick go on a science adventure such as shrinking to bee-size to explore a hive and discover how honey is made; flying with birds to discover how and why they migrate; diving inside flowers to find out more about the animals that depend on them to live; or taking a snowcat to the Arctic to explore freezing and melting. Guided by the Cat, the children figure things out by engaging in science inquiry. They ask questions, make observations, make predictions, plan investigations, collect data, make discoveries, and generate and discuss ideas about how the world works.
Designed for children ages 3-7, the animated television series is based on the books of the same name and uses classic storytelling to present universal social, emotional, and moral messages to young children. Clifford's Big Ideas are positive character traits modeled by the characters in the Clifford the Big Red Dog series. These ten ideas represent social and emotional challenges that children face and must master in the course of development. Each episode supports one or more of these Ideas through classic storytelling, and concludes with a one-minute vignette featuring Clifford and his friends modeling (or learning to model!) one of these ten Big Ideas/Ideas To Grow On.
Count On It! is a fun and innovative way to teach children mathematics. This video series features two puppets, Blossom and Snappy, who love finding math in everyday situations. Blossom and Snappy can be found shopping, baking, event planning, decorating and visiting attractions. The website contains lesson plans, activity ideas, and interactive games.
Exploring the world around him with wonder and intrigue, Curious George embodies the preschool child's potential in the field of science. George's desire to use his four little hands to skillfully take things apart and figure out how they work exposes children to the basic concepts of engineering. And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and geometric shapes introduces early mathematical concepts. Science, engineering, and mathematics are disciplines representing years of accumulated knowledge. The objective of the series is to help children appreciate these disciplines and the wealth of knowledge contained in them. Appreciation and understanding begins for young children with exploration, observation, discovery, and most importantly, curiosity. Curious about the world around them, children begin to observe properties, discover how things work, and, ultimately, develop scientific thought processes.
Program offers a fun, safe place for young children to explore their ever-expanding world, and teaches them developmentally appropriate pro-social strategies. Each episode has one social-emotional theme, explored in a way that’s relatable and generalizable, but never preachy. Examples of the theme are repeated more than once in different situations, to ensure comprehension. Music plays an important role in the series, as it did in the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Daniel is an expressive, artistic and imaginative character, and music highlights his fantasy life.
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. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and includes two 11-minute animated stories along with brief live action segments hosted by renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology. The learning and fun are continued on the web site, where users can play games with their favorite characters, print activity pages and watch clips from the show.
DinoVentures is a series of fun, interactive games with GPB's resident paleontologist, Professor Ridley, as your guide. Children enter the museum and choose from a variety of educational experiences learning about colors, shapes and playing matching and puzzle games.
Discovery Education is licensed by GPB for Georgia educators. The online digital library is filled with engaging rich media across all curriculum areas. Designed to support multiple learning modalities with content that is easy to integrate, aligned to standards, and always current. Login is required.
Launch Pad is the edited version of FAST FORWARD for elementary learners. FAST FORWARD is an original production of GPB Media in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education. The series consists of video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.
Georgia Read More is a literacy program created by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting, aimed at encouraging children to read. The program presents a video series of children's story books read by Georgian celebrities, authors and politicians, including President Jimmy Carter, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and country singer Travis Tritt among others. Each book is presented in English, Spanish and subtitled versions.
HEY WORDY! delights children by combining education and entertainment to teach kids foreign words, phrases, and cultures through live action, animation, original songs, & magic. HEY WORDY! is Blue’s Clues meets Dr. Seuss with a foreign language learning twist. Dabblebee Dunn, the host of HEY WORDY!, is a quirky wizard, fun-loving inventor, and wordsmith. He inhabits a world up in the clouds where we encounter crazy contraptions, magical adventures, and whimsical animated characters. HEY WORDY! is designed to keep your children’s attention while teaching them useful words and phrases from around the world.
Laughing Pizza is a real family band that makes original pop music for kids and their parents. Dad, Billy, and mom, Lisa combine their skills as award winning song-writers (#1 Billboard Dance Hit, TV show Big Bag, Olsen Twins, etc.); classically trained musicians (Juilliard, Berklee) and teachers; with their multi-instrumentalist daughter, Emily to create fun, inspiring music for the whole family.
The goal of Martha Speaks is to increase oral vocabulary, the words we use when we talk. The shows are not trying to teach kids how to read. They are designed to help kids understand what words mean when they hear them; words like retrieve, sprout, and crave. Vocabulary is one thing that predicts if children will be good readers. Once they are in school and they see these words, children will need to know what they mean.
Matheez is brought to you by the same group that produces Redeez. Math concepts are taught with catchy original songs, and charming illustrations. A Mathee is a short video that semi-magically teaches math. The secret? The words you hear are the words you see. Learning disguised as smiling!
Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness is a series of educational music videos that cover themes such as Environmental Awareness, Kindness and Respect, Physical Fitness, and Basic Bilingual Skills. These fun Parents’ Choice Award-winning videos are appropriate for children aged 1-8.
PBS KIDS VIDEO features more than 1,000 videos from top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! television series. Included are videos from Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, and many more. Videos are searchable by title and topic.
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.
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. Set in and around a pond, a bush, and a tin can, the show follows a newly hatched chicken named Peep, and his friends Chirp and Quack (a robin and a duck), on their daily adventures. Surrounding them is a large urban park — a place of great wonder and mystery, a place they are forever eager to explore, a place they call "the big wide world."
Catchy original songs, charming illustrations and a loving relationship between parent and child are hallmarks of the Readeez experience. A Readee is a short video that semi-magically teaches reading. The secret? The words you hear are the words you see. Readeez teach phonics and sight words in a natural, memorable, enjoyable way. They're learning disguised as smiling!
SALSA is Georgia Public Broadcasting's award-winning Spanish language series for young learners in kindergarten through the third grade. Puppets in familiar stories, digital graphics and animation teach the language. There are 42 video lessons in the Salsa series. There are also fun interactive Salsa games for students to play. Instructors do not need to be certified to teach a foreign language or be familiar with Spanish in order to use Salsa. It can be used in the classroom and homeschools and by anyone interested in teaching young children to speak Spanish. Each video lesson is preceded by a staff development component that acquaints the instructor with the content and the objectives of the lesson, reviews all vocabulary words and demonstrates the correct pronunciation of all Spanish words included in the lesson. Play online at GPBKids.org.
Since its debut in 1969, Sesame Street has been grounded on a comprehensive whole-child curriculum that supports preschoolers' cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Sesame Street helps children: develop early language and literacy skills such as letter knowledge, vocabulary, and reading and writing fundamentals; think things through and reason effectively through observation, asking questions, problem solving, and understanding other people's perspectives; gain a deeper understanding of early mathematical concepts and language such as numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, geometric shapes, and patterns; label and express their feelings; cope constructively with their feelings and empathize with others; form positive relationships as they play, cooperate, and resolve conflicts; develop an appreciation and love for nature, and learn simple ways of showing care and stewardship for the environment; create and appreciate various forms of art such as visual art, music, and dance; incorporate healthy habits in their everyday lives by eating healthy foods, staying physically active, and practicing good hygiene; appreciate cultural diversity and children with various abilities.
Sid the Science Kid is a television series and interactive website for children 3-6 and the adults who care for them. To support science learning, Sid takes advantage of kids’ instinctive quest to figure out the world as well as their growing sense of humor. The desire to understand underlies all scientific exploration, and preschoolers’ questions often involve the same big ideas that scientists investigate. Kids who ask, “Why are the leaves falling off the trees? Why are my shoes too small? Where’d my snowman go?” – are wondering about transformation and change. “What’s hair for? Why are my teeth different shapes? How do birds fly, and why can’t I?” are questions about form and function. Research tells us that young children already know something about these big ideas. Sid is ready to help them learn more.
Super WHY! is a preschool series designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn to read (and love to read!) as recommended by the National Reading Panel (alphabet skills, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary). In every episode, one of the friends encounters a problem with another Storybrook Village character. Super Readers lead the viewer on an engaging reading adventure. They talk to fictional characters from the story, play reading games and activities to overcome obstacles, search for Super Letters, and practice such key skills as letter identification, word decoding, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.
Children learn best when they’re active and engaged. While train play may seem simplistic compared to high-tech toys, trains are actually one of the most powerful developmental toys you can give a child. It’s because of the interactive way children play with them, becoming conductors of their own worlds which they control, experiment with and journey through.
Before The Wild Kratts, brothers Chris and Martin Kratt created this program for preschoolers. Using music, songs and sounds from around the world, the series teaches children how to respect and care for the creatures with which they share the planet.