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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
This animated series features the adventures of 4-year-old Chloe with her friends and toys. The group goes on magical adventures in Chloe's closet (hence the show's title). Being a children's show, the episodes aim to teach kids lessons about such topics as friends, cooperation and sharing. Chloe's friends include best friend Jet, Tara, Daniela (nicknamed "Danny"), Riley, Lil and Lil's younger brother, Mac.
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.