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.
Hosted by Sean, one of the hosts of "The Sunny Side Up Show," "Noodle and Doodle" showcases arts-and-crafts ideas and healthy recipes for children and their parents. The crafts and recipes are inspired by real preschoolers' experiences. Sean is assisted by his new friends -- Noodle, a lovable puppet who likes to help in the kitchen, and Doodle, a virtual friend who lives in a tablet-style device. The cooking and crafting takes place in a double-decker bus in which Sean and his helpers provide step-by-step instructions on how to make the creations. Also along for the ride is Sean's dog, Doggity.
A longtime favorite of children and adults, and a staple of PBS, "Sesame Street" bridges many cultural and educational gaps with a fun program. Big Bird leads a cast of characters teaching children numbers, colors and the alphabet. Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Grover are just a few of the other creatures involved in this show, set on a city street full of valuable learning opportunities.
"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.
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 8-year-old Stephanie moves to LazyTown to live with her uncle, she encourages her new friends to go outside and play, instead of sitting inside playing video games. Her efforts are aided when her uncle, Mayor Meanswell, asks for the help of superhero Sportacus, who urges denizens of LazyTown to stay fit and healthy and eat "sports candy"( otherwise known as fruits and vegetables). Villain Robbie Rotten works to thwart their efforts, preferring LazyTown citizens to be quiet and lazy. Watching the town from his underground lair, Robbie may actually be the busiest person in LazyTown as he works to inflict laziness on his neighbors.