Raising Readers: On-Air Programming

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PBS KIDS Raising Readers On-Air Programming
Between the Lions, Sesame Street, SUPER WHY, and WordWorld continue to be part of the PBS KIDS Raising Readers programming, and fun new shows are on the way! Roar with the lovable literacy lions, fly high with Super WHY! and sing along with Sesame Street when you tune into the creative kids shows behind the PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative. Integrated content from the shows, engaging activities and quality resources throughout the site enhance and support children’s literacy skills in a fresh new way.

Sesame Street

Kids favorite, and parents too, Sesame Street brings a cast of furry friends to life to get kids ready for school and help establish an early foundation for learning. Colorful characters sing upbeat songs and interact with everyday people to engage children in relevant interactive learning.

Between the Lions

Lovable lions run a magical library where book characters come to life to help children learn letters and sounds through skits, songs and animation. The literacy series, for kids ages 4-7, playfully demonstrates the joys of reading with a fun-loving family of lions.

Super WHY!

Children ages 3-6 interact with literacy super heroes in a magical place called Storybook Village. The playful, animated characters solve problems with their unique literacy-based super powers. Leap into learning and get to know Alpha Pig with "Alphabet Power," Wonder Red with "Word Power," Princess Presto with "Spelling Power," and Super Why with the "Power to Read."

Martha Speaks
Tune into this new animated series for kids ages 4-7 and meet Martha, a beloved family dog, who slurps alphabet soup that gives her the power of human speech. Martha Speaks engages kids in learning through humorous adventures to help expand their vocabulary.

The Electric Company
Get re-charged with this contemporary, hip new version of the classic children's series from the 70's. The Electric Company teaches important literacy skills and motivates school age kids to read using cool dance moves and energetic music.

Word World

Animals form words with their bodies in an enchanting 3-D animated series which encourages kids ages 3-5 to make friends with playful word friends Dog, Sheep, Frog, Duck, Pig and Ant. Words come to life and meander into the minds of curious kids through this high-spirited cast of characters.