Parents' Guide to

PBS Kids Video

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Quality, ad-free PBS shows (but it's still screen time).

PBS-Kids-Video Website Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

I just want to play
age 5+

Learning

I'm still getting a feel for it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

From using the word "Big" instead of "Maximize" to increase the size of the video currently playing, to listing the time of each clip or full episode, PBS creates both a child- and parent-friendly video portal site. Most parents clearly don't want their preschoolers or young grade-school age kids exploring YouTube or other video sites. But the PBS Kids Video site can be easily navigated even by preschoolers (but parents should always sit with kids this age when they're using the computer). One caveat: Once a show is selected, each clip will run consecutively into the next, so if parents aren't paying close attention, a child could easily be sucked into far too much screen time without even noticing.

Website Details

  • Genre: Video Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: July 7, 2022

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