Kids Entertainment The Best Current PBS Kids Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on PBS Kids? If you have young children, you're likely looking for some family friendly programming. Luckily, PBS has been known for decades as a network that produces popular kids shows that are both entertaining and educational. If you're in need of some great recommendations, this list of PBS kids programs should help! 

What are some current shows on PBS Kids? Sesame Street - which has been on the air since 1969 - continues to go strong today, explaining difficult topics to children in easy to understand ways while also teaching important skills and facts. Cartoons like Arthur and Peg + Cat help inform a child's sense of right and wrong by teaching kids about friendship, family relationships, and interacting with others. Other currently airing shows include Cyberchase, Bob the Builder, and SciGirls. 

Which PBS Kids series is the best? Vote up your favorites below! 

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional ...more

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Canada–UK co-produced animated television series that premiered August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the ...more

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Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon Cyberchase is an American animated television series that premiered on January 21, 2002, on PBS Kids. The series focuses around three earth kids, Jackie, Matt, and Inez, who are brought into ...more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis Wild Kratts is an American/Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt. The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group produce the show, which is ...more

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Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Dalila Bela, Filip Geljo, Sean Michael Kyer Odd Squad (PBS Kids, 2014) is a Canadian/American children's live action educational television series. Odd Squad, an organization run entirely by children, solves peculiar problems using math

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Splash and Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
John Tartaglia, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Raymond Carr Splash and Bubbles (originally titled Splash!) is an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia. follows a yellowback fusilier (though at times he and the ...more

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SciGirls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Greg Cipes, Lara Jill Miller SciGirls is an American children's animated and live-action television series that premiered on February 13, 2010 on PBS Kids Go!. It is produced by TPT Productions, Soup2Nuts, and Saban Brands. ...more

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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kate Micucci Nature Cat (PBS, 2015) is an American-Canadian educational animated children's television series. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred, a house cat with dreams of exploring outside, ...more

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Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Chris Evans, Richard Briers, Greg Proops Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion ...more

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Ready Jet Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Ashleigh Ball, Kyle Rideout, Meg Roe Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series which has premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016. The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and ...more

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Kayla Erickson, Daia Jade, Jaden Waldman Pinkalicious & Peterrific (PBS Kids, 2018) is an American half-hour children's television program based on the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious and her ...more

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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Christian Distefano, Hayley Faith Negrin, Dwayne Hill Peg + Cat is an American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy ...more

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current PBS Kids Shows
Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American-Canadian animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company, 9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises. It debuted on ...more