Sid the Science Kid. The show also has a wonderful web site. My children are 5 and 3 respectively. We do not allow them to watch too much television but when we do we try focus on educational programming. They spend a lot of time watching shows such as Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer on NickJr.
My friend who mentioned the show to me is a principal at an urban elementary school in San Antonio. He was so excited about using this show as part of the curriculum he immediately ran out on his lunch hour to purchase a DVD of the show. To his surprise, when he arrived at the local Best Buy store in his neighborhood he learned that they did not carry the DVD.
My friend thought this interesting. The store was loaded with all sorts of entertainment DVD but has very little to offer in terms of educational content. He wondered if he would have a better chance to find educational DVDs such as Sid the Science Kid if he were to try at a suburban Best Buy. That is indeed an interesting question. Does the urban Best Buy not carry the educational DVD because people in those neighborhoods rarely purchase or request such media?
Fortunately, my first instinct was simply to check for the content on iTunes. Sure enough there it was and i downloaded it and had it on my iPad within seconds without even leaving my chair where I was having the conversation. Not only am I not subject to the buying prejudices of Best Buy, be they justifiable or not, but also never left the comfort of my phone, and I can enjoy the show on a myriad of devices.
Sid the Science Kid is a great. I would definitely searching your content provider and making it a habit of allowing your children to watch this show on TV as well as frequenting the website. It is a wonderful way to use TV for learning.
Oh yeah. I do live in the suburbs. I can't wait to check for the show at the Best Buy in my neighborhood.