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I’m still catching up from the first few days after surgery. This weekend CJ and I watched a show new to both of us, Sid The Science Kid. I received a screener’s copy of a special episode created just for Earth Day. I know Earth Day has passed but we’re still in Earth Month and you might find the episode running again this month.
First let me tell you what I’ve learned about Sid The Science Kid show. Sid The Science Kid is an educational animated television series for preschoolers. The series is co-produced by The Jim Henson Company and the station KCET/Los Angeles for PBS Kids. The show strives to promote discovery and an interest in science. At the beginning of each episode Sid comes up with a question he sets out to learn the answer to.
Now let’s talk about The Dirt On Dirt, the special Earth Day episode I watched.
“In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it’s also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms!”
At the beginning of the episode Sid tells us that he likes dirt and he wants to know what’s in dirt. With that he goes to school, where his teacher takes the class outside to dig up some dirt. After they’ve filled pails the kids go inside and examine their dirt to discover what’s in it. The class then discusses what they’ve learned.
I think that it’s great a children’s show wants to help honor Earth Day and teach our kids about the earth. I really liked a couple of things about the show. I liked that the characters got active in trying to learn and discover, and that the audience is also encouraged to do so while footage of real kids doing it is shown. I also liked that the show is colorful and incorporates music and easy to understand dialogue.
It was a change for CJ, who usually watches a slightly “younger” show. I wasn’t sure if it would hold his interest but he didn’t run away. Although I don’t think he understood what was going on, he did seem to like the colorful characters and music.
Be sure to visit the Sid The Science Kid Earth Day page where youll find free coloring pages, activities, stories and jokes.