Sid the Science Kid is a Hit! (contest continues)

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It was Sid the Science Kid to the rescue @ MommyKnowsville this week. I am still fighting what is now a week long headache. Tuesday a.m. to keep Georgia still and quiet, I popped in Sid the Science Kid DVD from the folks at the Jim Henson Studios. WOW … for three straight days, it’s all she’s wanted to watch.

Over and over she’s we’ve watched the first two episodes of SID THE SCIENCE KID a new educational animated television series that premieres September 1, 2008, on PBSKids (check local listings).

Sid with microphone
Sid often uses his hand-held microphone to ask his “question of the day.”
Credit: TM & © The Jim Henson Company
Co-Producers: The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles

Normally, we don’t watch a ton of TV (yeah right), however, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do. When that means turning on the ‘boob-tube’ to make it through a few sick days, you do it. There’s a lot less guilt involved when you can turn on a quality program that promotes exploration, discovery and science readiness.

Yep, science for preschoolers! The program is based on the curriculum of Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS©), SID THE SCIENCE KID delves into children’s natural curiosity about science in their everyday lives.

I love doing product reviews, this time it’s been a hoot to have Georgia join in the review fun. She’s a girl of few words.

Me: Georgia, do you like Sid the Science Kid?
Georgia: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! (each YEAH was accompanied by a jump and a clap). Definitely a ‘2 thumbs up’.

Do your kids watch PBSKids?

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MK xo
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Michelle · August 28, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Yes, we love PBSKids here, too, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is a favorite, and so is Cyberchase. Go figure! I hated math as a kid, and I have to constantly remind myself that my kids might not have the same fear of numbers as I did! Looking forward to Sid the Science Kid, especially now that you (and Georgia) have given it such a great review.

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Hannah · August 28, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Sounds like a great show! I wish we had it here. In fact, I wish we had SKY (like cable TV) but we can’t afford it, so we only have 4 (yes, FOUR) channels to choose from. Needless to say, my kids prefer DVDs.
This Science Kid looks and sounds like a winner to me.

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Jennifer · August 29, 2008 at 10:02 am

We love PBS kids at our house. It was really great when we didn’t have cable. This new show looks promising. Hopefully it won’t come on during nap time.

lace · August 29, 2008 at 10:06 am

We don’t watch a lot of PBS kids. Although growing up it was my favorite channel. It’s mostly Disney and Nickelodeon or Noggin at our house. We do sometimes watch Clifford or Curious George.

Peep and the Big Wide World on the computer is our favorite. We are never up in time to watch it on the Discovery Kids channel.

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TheAngelForever · August 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I am SO excited about this show. I am a former science teacher and love that the Henson team has made something like this. My mother actually showed me an ad for the show and we have all of our DVRs ready to go for the premier Monday. They are showing the first four episodes in a two hour block!

My son watches Word World on PBS every so often and used to love Curious George. Now he is much more interested in Noggin and still adores Disney. I hope that he loves this new show.

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Cindi · August 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm

What a wonderful idea. He is a cute character. Since it says our country’s students are falling behind in Math and Science, the earlier children are exposed to those subjects, the better! Yes, PBS Kids is big in our home. I sure hope your headache eases up on you. Take care, Cindi

Leann I Am · August 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Hmmmm…I’ve never heard of ‘Sid the Science Kid!’ With my two older ones now in school, this would be a good one to let my 2YO watch!


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Michelle · August 29, 2008 at 10:42 pm

The only channel we get is CBC so the kids do watch some kids programming occasionally on there. Usually just curious George. We don’t turn ont he TV very often and the kids need to be totally ready for school/daycare before the TV goes on, which means it rarely happens in a week!

Amy from Texas · August 30, 2008 at 9:24 am

We love PBS Kids. I just posted my favorite Sesame Street Video this morning, then saw your post about Sid the Science Kid. Perfect timing… so I told my readers about your contest:-)

We are big Noggin watchers also. My kids love Max & Ruby. That’s what they are glued to while I make dinner. Not my favorite, but they crack up.

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Lessy · August 30, 2008 at 9:37 am

Wonderful show and great post. This article is well written; really love reading it. This is one of the best show that me and my children enjoy togather. :)

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kategvt · August 30, 2008 at 9:45 am

oh yes we do! PBS is great. i grew up watching some great programs (seasme st., mr rogers, the old school Thomas the tank engine, voyage of the mimi, ghostwriters, the electric company, and of course Reading Rainbow) they always have awesome shows that I find just as much fun to watch as James does. Hey, we all need our dose of Curious George weekly. Hope u feel better.

Deb · August 30, 2008 at 9:47 am

That show looks really great. I wish we had PBS. We have peasant-vision, so our kids only get KidsCBC. I’m sure they would love it though.

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Kim · August 30, 2008 at 8:00 pm

LOVE PBSKIDS!!!! Our fav as of right now is Super Why…followed closely by WordWorld…

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Noreen · August 31, 2008 at 10:50 am

my girls like the pbs shows. we don’t watch much each day, but when they do watch they like dragon tales and super readers

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Jen B · August 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm

DS 3years old, Loves the website for Sid the Science Kid. He’s a PBS Kids Fan (both the TV and Website) and enjoys Dragon Tales, SuperWhy, and many more. I can’t wait for him to see Sid the Science Kid tomorrow. Thanks to Kim for the Heads up and I hope your headache is feeling much better.

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kategvt · September 1, 2008 at 11:36 am

we just watched it today! it was awesome. all about Charts…which was great. good to get james into it since i’m a Virgo mom who has charts for every freakin’ thing…potty training, chores, sleeping…etc…go SID

Lisa · September 1, 2008 at 4:59 pm

We love super why. I just set my tivo to catch sid the science kid. I am sure they will love it. Thanks for the heads up!!!

Amy K · September 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

LOVE LOVE PBS, grew up on it and now my kids have it. We love Sesame street for the 2 yr old and Super Why for the 4 yr old.

jenibeez · September 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I’m jumping up and down cause I won. LOL… I never win. Thanks so much Kim for offering this contest. And definitely for the heads up on Sid the Science Kid. My son watched it this morning, and then again this afternoon. (I was told three times) I think Sid is a winner in our house.

Thanks again

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Homework Help Today · September 9, 2008 at 9:32 pm

PBSkids is great – it really is a fantastic teaching tool. Anything that makes math more interesting is a huge plus!

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Melis · October 8, 2008 at 6:45 am

My daughter loves the show!! (Sid the Science Kid). Were do I get a dvd?

Roger Hamilton · November 16, 2008 at 1:14 am

Great show and post. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to your future posts!

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Ramona · January 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

How did obtain a copy of the sid the science kid dvd? Its not due out until mid year of 2009.

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Ryan · September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

We’ve seen Sid the Science kid and like him. We aren’t to sure if the little ones are really ‘getting it’, but they enjoy it, and if a few facts manage to soak in so much the better. We’ve also had good experience with little einstein, though again, I’m not sure how much really sinks in.

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