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.
Talking about 'anytime' foods and 'sometimes' foods can help your child establish healthy eating habits.
Francine is craving meat, and the talking hamburger in front of her isn't helping matters!
Social DevelopmentView All
Foster empathy, friendship skills and social problem-solving strategies.
Shadows Can Be Scary
Daniel sees a scary shadow on the wall, but Dad shows him that shadows can be fun, too.
Feelings Photo Book
Talking about feelings as you make a photo book of faces can help your child identify how faces can show emotion.
Character DevelopmentView All
Cultivate kids who are resilient, brave, compassionate, responsible, honest and thankful.