A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's nothing objectionable on this video-viewing site, including no advertising, but because the site is aimed at preschoolers, parental supervision (and involvement) is recommended.
What's it about?
PBS Kids Go! Video is a branch of the PBS Kids hub, featuring favorite shows from PBS television programming. The site is divided into three sections: Shows, where kids can watch clips and episodes from their favorite PBS Kids shows; Channels, which allows kids to search by keywords such as pets, robots, crushes, etc., for matching episodes; and Games, which allows kids and their parents to play educational games as they watch their favorite episodes.
Is it any good?
As a parent, there is very little NOT to like here. Kids have access to clips and episodes from over twenty PBS Kids shows, all of which are either educational (The Greens, Kratts' Creatures, Between the Lions) or inspirational (Kids World Sports, From the Top at Carnegie Hall). Every episode has a positive message to it, whether it is green living, respect for nature and animals, active and healthy lifestyle, or dealing with life's embarrassing moments, and the shows do a good job of walking that fine line between educational and entertaining.
But all is not perfect. Sometimes it takes a couple of extra clicks to navigate the site and the games section is a little barebones (there is a whole section devoted to games at pbskids.org/go/games. Also, because this site is geared for very little children, parental involvement is highly recommended and standard screen-time limits apply.
Talk to your kids about ...
- Subjects: Math: algebra, arithmetic, money
Language & Reading: reading, speaking, vocabulary
- Skills: Collaboration: cooperation, teamwork
Emotional Development: identifying emotions, perspective taking, self-awareness
Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, problem solving, strategy
- Genre: Video Sites
- Pricing structure: Free
- Last updated: June 23, 2019
For kids who love to learn and play online
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