What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- multiple forms of expression
Responsibility & Ethics
- embracing differences
- making wise decisions
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids who love PBS Kids television will likely find this simple, easy-to-use collection of more than 1,000 clips from over a dozen PBS Kids shows highly engaging and sticky.
Literacy skills, basic math concepts, and beginning Spanish are presented via PBS educational TV clips. A lack of interaction or follow-up activities makes for a passive learning experience.
Kids can track their favorites by tapping a heart icon. Parents can read more about each show's educational goals in the Parents resources section.
What's it about?
Kids tap the icon of the desired show from a list on the side of the main screen. All shows are identified by an easily recognizable character icon. A kid-friendly toolbar allows kids to navigate shows, pause, and play. Kids tap on the video to toggle to full screen. Parents can swipe the information tab for more details about each show, search for related apps, buy videos via iTunes, and find local PBS station show times.
Is it any good?
PBS KIDS VIDEO is a simple, no-frills app that presents kids with clips from over a dozen PBS Kids shows. It has an attractive interface and is easy to navigate, even for the very young. It acts like a simplified television for kids, where all they can watch are PBS Kids video segments. Clips range from less than one minute to about five minutes, so it is easy for kids to choose content from a variety of shows.
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Swipe the information tab to read information about the show being viewed, including age range and educational goals.
If your kid connects especially well with one character or show, consider downloading the related PBS Kids app that links from this app.