A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers learn techniques and tools for drawing and painting. Art vocabulary, such as "collage," is included in the character's dialog. In each episode, the characters encourage children to join them in creating art, in addition to trying Scribbles and Ink games and activities on the PBS Kids website.
Have fun with your creativity and imagination. Art is more enjoyable when you do it with friends. It's important to be kind to others, and look at things from their perspective. Everyone's art is unique, and that's what makes it special.
Positive Role Models
Both Scribbles and Ink are great role models because they encourage children to be creative and they model positive, friendly behavior.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scribbles and Ink is a collection of animated shorts for children, based on a book series of the same name by Ethan Long. Each episode, which runs for two minutes or less, follows the show's title characters as they go on an art adventure. The show's stories continue in the popular PBS Kids game Scribbles and Ink. Art, creativity, imagination, and adventures with friends are the main themes of the show.
Is It Any Good?
This collection of shorts is sure to please fans of the book and popular web game. Scribbles and Ink are lovable friends who enjoy making art and having creative adventures. Because of the short run time of the show, each episode is able to capture young viewers' attention -- but leaves something to be desired. While the series brings the characters to life in a fun way, the books pack a bigger punch in storylines and learning.
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