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How Curious George Helps Children's Math And Science

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted...

Can We Just Get Big Bird Out of our Political Lives?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

When Mitt Romney made what seemed like a (too) cute remark about Big Bird when arguing in last week's debate with President Obama, I grew apprehensive.

Maybe Mitt Should Watch Sesame Street More, Threaten It Less

Larry Womack | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Does Mitt Romney really want to cripple a number of incredibly efficient, successful education programs while simultaneously ticking off a lot of people who happen to like being informed just to satisfy the lowest impulses of some on the far right?

'Sesame Street' Coming To Pakistan

Posted 06.08.2011 | World

In an effort to boost education in Pakistan, the U.S. is donating $20 million to fund a local version of "Sesame Street," set to air later this year. ...

Setting the Record Straight: Positive Media Can Teach Kids

Angela Santomero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Angela Santomero

Not all children's shows are educational and not all shows that claim to be "educational" actually help kids learn. PBS's children's shows adhere to stringent educational goals.

7 Old-School Kids' Shows With Green Themes (VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Teaching kids about the environment is most effective when they're unaware that they're being taught, which is why children's programming has always b...