PBS Parents Raising Kids Who Thrive
While there are many styles of parenting, almost all parents have the same basic hopes for their children. We want them to be kind, confident and brave. We want them to grow into flourishing individuals who treat themselves and others with respect and dignity. This is the work of a lifetime – and it starts early as children become self-aware, learn how to relate with others, and develop habits that build their character.
Foster Your Child’s Development With These Programs
Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor.Learn More
Bob the Builder
As kids watch Bob and his team tackle construction projects, they’ll discover that problem solving is about trying one's best, and if it doesn't work the first time — try again. Friendship and teamwork are at the center of getting the job done!Learn More
Inquisitive four-year-old Caillou epitomizes the wonder with which children experience the ordinary — from understanding one's family to venturing around the corner for the first time.Learn More
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn key social skills using strategies grounded in the teachings of Mister Rogers.Learn More
The people on this very special street learn life’s lessons together, provide viewers with strong role models, and teach children that everyone brings a special ability to the community. Here, children learn to use their imaginations, build social skills and respect people’s differences.Learn More
Thomas & Friends
As young viewers join Thomas and his engine friends on exciting adventures on the Island of Sodor and beyond, they experience timeless life lessons of discovery, cooperation and friendship.Learn More
Activity Finder: Learn With Your Child
Emotional DevelopmentView All
Help your child develop self-awareness, self-control and self-confidence.
Butterfly Hide and Seek
The kids see all kinds of creatures while they look for Dan the Butterfly's siblings.
Buster and George's stakeout may take all night. Good thing Buster has plenty of snacks!
Social DevelopmentView All
Foster empathy, friendship skills and social problem-solving strategies.
Let's Play Cars!
Daniel and his friends are playing cars and Daniel imagines that he is a policeman.
Playing cooperative games such as 'Elbow to Elbow' or 'Crossover' can help your child develop perseverance and give your child practice working together as a team to achieve success.
Character DevelopmentView All
Cultivate kids who are resilient, brave, compassionate, responsible, honest and thankful.
I Want to Play with My Sister All Day Long Song
Daniel sings about how happy he is to have his sister as his new best friend.
Miss Elaina Wants to Read by Herself
Daniel finds ways to play on his own when his friend doesn't want to play with him.
The Kids Learn about Archelons
Gilbert teaches the kids about the giant prehistoric sea turtles called Archelons.