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6 Super Annoying Things About Kids' TV Shows

Katia Bishops | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

Kids' shows appear to be designed to drain parents of their last remaining shreds of sanity. Here are some of the ways in which they do it.

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...