Parents know that I stress creative play and offer lots of suggestions for good educational toys, books and games, particularly for the preschool set to prepare them for school, building strong language skills. In addition, I listen to parents when they offer a quality educational show that their child likes.

Last week, Ian’s mom sent me a note saying how much he likes “Sid the Science Kid on PBS.” Three-year-old Ian said he likes the Sid show because “he is a pretend kid but he does real things like go to real school and plant things in the backyard”.  Ian loves the classroom setting and their different activities.

Produced by The Jim Henson Company, Sid the Science Kid’s characters are computer generated puppets. The main character, preschooler Sid, solves science problems with the help of his classmates, teacher and family. Friday’s shows are designed to review and reinforce the science concept taught that week. 

Be sure to visit the website for games, information and ideas for parents and teachers to promote science study.

What educational shows are your child’s favorites? Let me know in the comment section below.