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Kids Encyclopedia Facts

PBS Kids is the educational children's programming brand of Public Broadcasting System. It started in 1993. Its programming is non-commercial, like all PBS programming. PBS Kids programs are mostly shown in the daytime. These programs are meant for children ages 3–10. PBS Kids's programs use science, math and reading. Some of them also include social studies. All of the programs give a problem that the children have to solve. An example of these problems would be what to do when two children want to play with the same thing but fight (teaching the importance of sharing).

Current programming

The following PBS Kids programs are in production and airing on PBS stations or online. Programs from both the PBS Kids Preschool Block and PBS Kids Go! are listed because they are all part of the PBS Kids brand and included on the official PBS Kids site.

  • Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (2009–present)
  • Arthur (1996–present)
  • Bob the Builder (2005–present)
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010–present)
  • Curious George (2006–present)
  • Cway's Kindergarten (2001-present)
  • Cyberchase (2002–present)
  • Barney & Friends (1992–present)
  • Dinosaur Train (2009–present)
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2012–present)
  • Franny's Feet (2004–present)
  • It's a Big Big World (2006–present)
  • Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003–present)
  • The Magic School Bus (1994–present)
  • Martha Speaks (2008–present)
  • Peg + Cat (2013–present)
  • Peep and the Big Wide World (2008–present)
  • Sesame Street (1969–present)
  • SciGirls (2010–present)
  • Sid the Science Kid (2008–present)
  • Super Why! (2007–present)
  • Thomas & Friends (2004–present)
  • Wild Kratts (2011–present)
  • WordGirl (2007–present)
  • WordWorld (2007–present)

Upcoming programming

  • Alex (September 5, 2016)
  • Mary Cow (April 3, 2017)

Former programming

The following programs are no longer being made. Some of them may still be broadcast as reruns on some PBS stations or other channels.

  • Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (2009–2010; currently in reruns)
  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996–2005)
  • The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1993–1999)
  • Angelina Ballerina (2002–2003)
  • Animalia (2007–2009)
  • Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2005)
  • The Berenstain Bears (2003–present)
  • Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures (2008)
  • Between the Lions (2000–present)
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998)
  • The Big Comfy Couch (1992–2009)
  • Boohbah (2004–2007)
  • Caillou (2000–present)
  • The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998)
  • Corduroy (2000–2001)
  • Clifford's Puppy Days (2003–2006)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)
  • Design Squad (2007–2009)
  • The Dooley and Pals Show (2006)
  • DragonflyTV (2002–2009)
  • Dragon Tales (1999–2005)
  • Elliot Moose (2000–2001)
  • George Shrinks (2000–present)
  • Gerbert (1990s)
  • Ghostwriter (1992–1995)
  • Grandpa in My Pocket (1999-2005)
  • Groundling Marsh (1995–2002)
  • Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle (1996-2000)
  • Holly's Magical Garden (1993-2000)
  • The Huggabug Club (1995–2000)
  • In the Mix (1992–2003)
  • It's a Big Big World (2006–2010)
  • Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003–2008)
  • Jay Jay the Jet Plane (2001–2005)
  • Katie and Orbie (1995–1997)
  • The Kidsongs Television Show (1994–2001)
  • Kratts' Creatures (1996-2000)
  • Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992–1997)
  • Lomax, the Hound of Music (2008)
  • The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)
  • Make Way for Noddy (2002–2010)
  • Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (2007–2008)
  • Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse (2000–2004)
  • Maya & Miguel (2004-2010)
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968-2001; currently in reruns)
  • Newton's Apple (1983–present)
  • Noddy (1998–2002)
  • Panwapa (2008)
  • PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch (Programing block; 2000–2004)
  • Peep and the Big Wide World (2004–presents)
  • Postcards from Buster (2004–2008)
  • Powerhouse (1982–1983)
  • The Puzzle Place (1995–2000)
  • Raggs (2008)
  • Reading Rainbow (1983–2008)
  • Redwall (1999–2003)
  • The Saddle Club (2001–2011)
  • Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (2001–2005)
  • SeeMore's Playhouse (2006–2007)
  • Maurice Sendak's Seven Little Monsters (2000–present)
  • Signing Time! (2006–2008)
  • Square One Television (1987–2001)
  • Storytime (1994–1997)
  • Tank the Elephant (1995–1997)
  • Teletubbies (1998–2008)
  • Theodore Tugboat (1993–2001)
  • Timothy Goes to School (2000–2004)
  • Toopy and Binoo (2005–2010)
  • Tots TV (1993–1998)
  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)
  • Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996–1998)
  • Wild Animal Baby Explorers (2010–2012)
  • Wimzie's House (1997–2001)
  • Wish*a*roo Park (1999)
  • Wishbone (1995–1998; currently in reruns)
  • WordWorld (2007–2010)
  • Zebby's Zoo (1997-2001)
  • Zoboomafoo (1999–2001; currently in reruns)
  • Zoobilee Zoo (1986–2001)
  • ZOOM (1999 version) (1999–2006)
  • The Zula Patrol (2005–2009)

Sprout

  • Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (2009–present)
  • The Berenstain Bears (2005–present)
  • Bob the Builder (2005–present)
  • Caillou (2005–present)
  • Chloe's Closet (2011–present)

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