Not everyone agrees on the best methods for raising kids. That becomes apparent when you examine the results from the 2010-2014 World Values Survey
— 82,000 adults across 54 countries were surveyed to gain a better understanding of what they consider most important when raising a child, whether or not they were parents themselves. PBS NewsHour has an interactive quiz you can take to show which country has values closest to yours
as well as a widget to compare the values of any two countries. You can see all the data in this
google docs spreadsheet.
Marc Brown's Arthur series about a curious aardvark started with the bedtime stories he made up for his own children.
Each one of the Arthur books contains Easter Eggs
in the form of the author's children's names.
Hugely popular, the series of books spawned an animated show on PBS
. In the 13th season of the show (beginning April 5th), Arthur and his pals will make a new friend, Carl. Carl has Asperger's
. Still not sure what that is? That's okay, let Brain explain it for you.
As you may have noticed
from Google this morning, today is the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street
! New seasons
are in production including the newest muppet, Abby Cadaby, but today is a day for our old friends. Videos a plenty
to fuel your nostalgia.
Whether you grew up checking out books like Louis the Fish
and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
from the library every week, or you just know Steve Horlick's iconic theme song
, you're probably familiar with Reading Rainbow
, which ends its 26-year run today
. [more inside]
Read all about it! Discover all the news! Read all about it! Track down all the clues!
With interesting people there's a mystery to be solved! An adventure is unfolding, so why not get involved? Come on and
READ ALL ABOUT IT.
Young Chris is left an old coach house by his missing uncle. As he and his two friends fuddle with the lock, a strange figure watches. The kids do not yet know the building is the entrance to a mystery that spans time and space! Aided by Otto the IBM Selectric
robot typewriter and Theta the spooky as hell
talking viewscreen, they will find that the concerns of an alien tyrant reach into the government of their own town. (24 of 40 15-minute episodes, including the entire first season, of this early-80s TV Ontario-produced "educational" show are on YouTube
.) [more inside]