PBS Kids

Website review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Simple and safe; a great first site for preschoolers.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 28 reviews

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age 10+

Sad turnout for PBS

I remember when I was a kid they had some quality programming like Arthur, The Magic School Bus, Wimzie's House, Mister Rogers, Sesame Street, Theodore Tugboat, and Dragon Tales. Nowadays the only shows I recognize are Sesame Street and Arthur, both of which have been dumbed down. Sesame Street deals with serious issues nowadays that little kids may not be ready for, and Arthur's new stories are terrible. I watched some of the newest shows on YouTube and they are poorly produced and boring. None of the other programs from when I was a kid are showing anymore, and Daniel Tiger is not Mister Rogers. Also, the new mascots are stupid and look ugly. I still remember the adorable P-Pals which were so much better than this. Try to find old videos of the 90s PBS and show those instead. They are not only educational, but enjoyable too.
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age 9+

Nature Cat needs to be removed!

My kids have enjoyed PBS Kids but the show "Nature Cat" is not allowed in our house. Nature Cat is a crybaby, brat, mean to his friends, and is a horrible influence on children. Either change the show and Nature Cat be nice, or just remove it completely. Also, Caillou was removed. THAT'S A RELIEF.
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