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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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age 4+
Based on 10 reviews

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age 5+
Based on 10 reviews

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Parents need to know that there are links to PBS sponsors, including the manufacturers of Juicy Juice, Teddy Grahams, and the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain on the home page, but other than that, there is no commercial marketing to kids.

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Parent of a 3, 6, 8, and 8-year-old Written byFowlerFan March 27, 2015

It's a classic

Arthur has been around for a long time, and my kids love it. It's a show they would like to watch before they go to school and when they come home. The p... Continue reading
Adult Written byRebeccaSpark June 14, 2019

Arthur is a classic that made after school fun

This brings back memories. I'm glad it's still on but the new seasons are terrible. I only watch seasons 1-15 and a few exceptions on the new episodes... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byPrimroseEverdeen October 19, 2019


THIS is my most favorite show everrrrrrrrrr. So good. So funny too. Great life lessons and unpredictable circumstances. MUST WATCH!! No matter what age you are... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 30, 2018


So this show is really good! They have great role models, good messages, and kinda like a lesson/moral. My mom grew up watching it and I watch it too! My substi... Continue reading

What's it about?

Join Arthur and his friends in a series of entertaining and educational games, experiences, and explorations. Each teaches children to use their powers of observation and their creative problem-solving skills. In "Scoop," Buster's behind the counter at an ice cream stand, where you'll need to help him consult the menu. "Virtual Goose" is a pattern matching game involving a noisy goose with colorful eggs. In "Muffy's Wardrobe," you select an activity, then dress Muffy accordingly. And "DW's Art Studio" allows kids to paint and rubber-stamp an online coloring book, while "Baby Kate Stickers" is for the very smallest pre-reader.

Is it any good?

Arthur the human-like aardvark plays out well on the Web. The site is full of age-appropriate games that fans of the cute creature -- and those who've never even watched the TV show -- can get into. And the best part? The games are actually teaching your kids something. The Music Box might be the most unique part of the site as it combines music and learning, so much so that kids won't even realize that they're figuring out space relations, hand-eye coordination, and mousing skills as they jam along to upbeat tunes.

Website details

  • Genre: Brand Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: October 19, 2019

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