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Science Kids on the Loose

Viewing Tips

  • Television can be a great way to learn. It can be even better when children are actively engaged in thinking about the ideas and problems presented on the screen and when they can link what they are watching to their own lives.
  • We invite you to watch Sid the Science Kid with your child. As you watch, encourage your child to talk about the show. What are the characters doing? What’s the big question of the day? Ask your child, “Did you ever wonder about that question? What’s your answer to the Sid Survey?”
  • After the show, discuss the story of Sid’s day. We’ve structured episodes in this familiar way-from wake up to bedtime-to make it easier for kids to understand. Repeating what happened to Sid gives kids a chance to remember what they’ve seen, tell a story in order, and review new ideas.
  • Reviewing also gives you the chance to find out what your child learned, what might have been misunderstood, and what excited them most.
  • We all learn better when we can link new information to things we already know. To extend learning, see if your child can make connections between their own lives and what our characters do, see, and explore.
  • The show’s adults talk with Sid about the ways they use science in their lives. Does something on the show remind you of an experience you’ve had? What are some questions you wonder about? Do you have a childhood story that you can tell? Telling stories, like Grandma does, is a great way to connect with your child. It’s also a great way to emphasize that science is all around us and it matters for everyone.
  • Although each of our characters has a unique approach to the world, they are all scientists. They work together to try to solve problems and find answers. And when they succeed, they know they’re not finished having fun and learning because there are always more questions to ask and big ideas to explore.
Produced by: Funding is provided by:
Jim Hensen Corporation logo CPB ViNCi MetLife The Rosehills Foundation S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation logo The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations logo

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