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Episode Descriptions for Parents

Idaho Public Television strives to serve the diverse communities that make Idaho such a great place to raise a family. PBS KIDS programs explore this diversity with stories set in urban, rural and tribal communities; characters who navigate changes within their family, such as military deployment or divorce; and specials that help children explore their emotions about news topics such as the pandemic, social unrest, and same-sex relationships.

*Airdates and times will be updated on a weekly basis*

Clifford Episode Descriptions

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” follows Emily Elizabeth, Clifford and friends as they explore Birdwell Island, play astronauts, robots, fairies — whatever they imagine! 

Clifford and friends’ adventures will inspire imaginative play, kindness, empathy and other life lessons among preschoolers. Your family can join in the fun when this silly and heartwarming group of friends finds their way to your home.

The series includes a new child character, Samantha, who has two moms.

"The Big Red World" - airs 7/24 @ 6:00AM on the KIDS Channel

Scene description: Sam misses her grandmother who lives in Italy. Sam looks at a photo album which includes pictures of her with her two moms.

"Clifford's On His Own" 

Scene description: Emily Elizabeth goes to Sam’s house for a sleepover. Sam’s parents, Dr. and Ms. Mulberry, are a same-sex couple.

"Samantha’s Perfect Day" 

Scene description: The gang puts together a slideshow for Sam's birthday, which includes photos of Sam with her moms.

"Night at the Library" 

Scene description: Dr. and Ms. Mulberry, a same-sex couple, put daughter Sam to bed.

"Dogbot" - airs 7/26 @ 6:00AM on the KIDS Channel

Scene description: Dr. and Ms. Mulberry, a same sex couple, come over to Emily Elizabeth’s house for dinner.

"The Goat Boat" - airs 7/22 @ 6:00AM on the KIDS Channel

Scene description: Farmer Jones' goats are loose on Birdwell Island! Short view of Dr. and Ms. Mulberry holding hands in the town square.

Arthur Episode Descriptions

“Arthur” is an animated series aimed at children ages 4 to 8, starring 8-year-old aardvark Arthur and his family and friends.

Watch them creatively solve problems, learn to get along, and appreciate each other’s differences! Additionally, “Arthur” encourages a love of reading and libraries for all children.

Based on the popular book series by Marc Brown, “Arthur” has been a family favorite to watch together for over 20 years.

Sesame Street Episode Descriptions

“Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” For over 50 years, preschoolers and their families have watched “Sesame Street” to see its diverse residents come together to learn life’s lessons. 

Along with Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, and others, children use their imaginations, build social skills, sing songs, and appreciate everyone’s differences. Everyone gets “smarter, stronger, [and] kinder on Sesame Street!”

"Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" 

Scene description: Mr. Ratburn is getting married! Arthur and the gang can’t believe it. Teachers don’t have lives outside of school…do they? Mr. Ratburn marries another man at the very end of the episode.

"Family Day" 

Scene description: Nina’s brother is arriving with his husband Frank and their daughter Mia, and Elmo and Abby’s parents will be there too. They have a big surprise for Big Bird.

Alma's Way Episode Descriptions

"Alma’s Way" is an engaging animated series for kids ages 4 to 6 focused on critical thinking and helping young viewers to discover their own unique voice and find solutions to challenges. 

Each episode showcases different aspects of Latino cultures through language, food, music, and customs. All viewers will see how other families are both alike and different from their own.

Nature Cat Episode Descriptions

“Nature Cat,” a series for children ages 3 to 7, follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat: “backyard explorer extraordinaire!” He can’t wait to get outside for a day of nature adventures and bravery! There’s just one problem: he’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature! 

With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat goes on action-packed adventures full of nature investigation and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and experience nature.

"Frankie's Four Feet" - airs 7/15 @ 3:00PM & 11:00PM on the KIDS channel & 7/19 @ 1:30PM and 7/21 @ 7:00AM on the IDAHO Channel

Scene description: includes a referral to a character who is in the scene, but does not speak, for whom Alma’s mom and brother use they/them pronouns.

"Agents of the Great Outdoors" 

Scene description: includes a subplot that involves two possums named Paula and Penelope, who are each other’s “true loves."

Odd Squad Episode Descriptions

“Odd Squad,” a series for children ages 5 to 8, features a team of kid agents as they face off against various villains wreaking havoc, all while using math concepts to solve each case. In other words: Odd is the problem, math is the solution.

"Monumental Oddness" 

Scene description: includes a sequence where Agents Orla and Oswald help two brides-to-be with their wedding.

Work It Out Wombats! Episode Descriptions

“Work It Out Wombats!” stars a playful trio of marsupial siblings – Malik, Zadie and Zeke – who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex. The series introduces computational thinking concepts that will help young viewers solve relatable problems, learn flexible thinking and how to express themselves – all while using the practices and processes at the core of computer science.