PBS Kids has always been a good idea in theory. It’s the follow through where things get a bit muddled.
Each of the shows seem to have their own agendas (besides the obvious of keeping the production company working), and many times I wonder if they do involve educating my children. Even Sesame Street has problems with its obsession around showcasing celebrities (that, let’s be honest, children don’t care about) and in the end only seems to teach kids the importance of pop culture. Wonderful. Thanks.
And who knows what Arthur teaches except how not to get along with your sister.
I’ve written about my issues with the shows before (I wrote about Thomas the tank Engine and Sesame Street for a parenting site), so I really don’t need to continue my rant here. There is just so much ranting you can do about kid shows until you come off sounding a bit, well… odd; even to your understanding family.
I don’t want to be that guy. No one wants to be that guy.
Which brings me to what I consider one of the highlights of the PBS Kids lineup, the stellar Wild Kratts.
Why do I like this show above all of the other ones on TV today? Simply, my four-year old son learns from the show and that is just wonderfully awesome. Continue reading