Morning show "Sunny Side Up" features Chica, a chicken who is joined by human co-hosts who encourage viewers to participate in activities that often involve learning. They try to get preschoolers to celebrate birthdays, play games, make crafts and participate in other fun activities that usually revolve around a particular theme that changes each week. Viewers become part of the show's content, which includes the hosts reading messages from viewers, celebrating viewers' accomplishments with the Good Egg Awards, and Sproutlet Stories, which lets kids tell their own tales.
Popular Chica ("The Sunny Side Up Show") gets her own show in this live-action/animation hybrid that promotes social-emotional development in preschoolers. Chica helps her mom and dad in the Costume Coop, a playful shop filled with whimsical costumes, and when the shop closes, she and her friends transform into animated characters and go on adventures that teach kids lessons, including one on an underwater adventure that teaches about cleanup time and another on a voyage with Vikings that explains why manners are important. Chica's buddies include best friend Kelly, huggable rag doll Stiches and pet rabbit Bunji.
"Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave" is a show, set up in a game-show format, that follows the three title characters -- a dog, a bird and a bear, respectively -- as they go on adventures, during which they must make choices. The questions the animated characters face help them decide what to do and how to better understand the world around them. Viewers are able to join in the fun by answering the multiple-choice questions, with Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave serving as the three possible answers to each query and game.
Charlie is always teaching his 4-year-old little sister, Lola, all sorts of things. Whether it's trying new foods, getting a haircut or losing a tooth, Charlie's been there and is happy to share his wisdom with little sis. The series is geared toward preschoolers and incorporates family values, humor and the power of the imagination.
Curious aliens get to experience everyday life for a typical suburban family in this CGI-animated series that takes place in a real house. The aliens, who are each 4 inches tall, are observing Earth as part of their first mission away from their home planet, Floog, which means everything they experience is new to the pint-sized Floogals. Even a simple task like using a toothbrush takes a lot of ingenuity for the aliens to figure out. They must keep their true identities a secret when they are discovered by an 8-year-old fan of science fiction, who thinks their spaceship -- which landed in a yard-sale box -- is a toy that he hangs in his room alongside other toy spacecraft and stars. Each day the Floogals surreptitiously explore the household to find out about the peculiar behavior of the "hoomans" and their belongings as part of their mission. By the end of each episode, they compile a report about their latest findings, which they send back to Floog.
There's always a chance to experience new things when you're a child, especially one with a vivid imagination. Such is the case with 6-year-old Nina and her best friend, Star. The pals have fun adventures around Nina's vibrant, colorful neighborhood. Every day features a new excursion for the youngsters, usually celebrating family, community, diversity or wonder. The show features the voice talent of actress Rita Moreno, one of a small group of performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
Getting kids to go to sleep when you want them to can be difficult. "The Pajanimals" hope to help accomplish that task. The four cuddly friends on the show snuggle together each night to sing sweet nighttime songs to their preschool friends at home. The puppet characters include bossy dog Apollo, energetic duck Squacky, quiet horse Sweetpea Sue, Italian cow CowBella and the unseen Mom and Dad, the parents of the Pajanimals. "The Pajanimals" is produced by The Jim Henson Company, veteran producers of children's programming.
When you look at the night sky, you might notice three stars to the right of Alpha Centauri. That's the location of the Astroblast Space Station, a cosmic clubhouse where visitors flock from planets near and far to play with old friends and make new ones. An animal team -- Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet -- runs the station under the watch of Sal the Octopus. While the animals have disparate personalities that sometimes lead to strife, the crew members learn to accept their differences, help one another and become friends.