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Parents' Guide to

PBS Kids

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple and safe; a great first site for preschoolers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 2+

Somewhat decent

Some shows such as pinkalicious are a bit hard for me to watch. I have 2 boys who watch pbs kids alot and one pinkalicious makes up so many words. My boys are 1 and 2 and in the word learning stage,so it doesnt help much when they gravitate towards words that don't even exist. Two, I have an issue with the lizzo commercial " feelin good as hell" by lizzo , who gets played occasionally. With children who are learning how to speak this isn't very comforting at all to a mother and father of two and one on the way.
age 2+
I appreciate pbs for trying to do the right thing but I think that showing LBGT Programs need to go. Kids and their parents could discuss this on their own. Kids don't even know right from wrong till their Teens. As soon as My wife or I see one epidode the TV turns off. My kids don"t need to be watching. Stick with basic teaching Not sexuality.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (29 ):

This educational site for preschoolers shows what PBS does best: provide basic lessons involving favorite PBS TV characters in an easy-to-use format with voice-over instructions. Organized by show, including Caillou and Arthur, there's much to do here, including watching videos, playing games, and printing out activities to do offline. With your help, your kids can play games based on a favorite character, or you can choose certain skills for them to work on, such as letters, numbers, shapes, Spanish, and more. That said, there's so much here that it can be easy for kids to get lost or feel overwhelmed. Kids may need some help and guidance to navigate through what PBS KIDS offers.

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