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Children's Programming Information

In 2010, PBS had four weekday programs rank in the top 10 among children ages 2 to 5 - Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Super Why, and Sesame Street - and eight of the top 10 programs among mothers of young children including Curious George #1, Super Why and Sesame Street tied #2, followed by Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Word World and Martha Speaks. Curious George is also among the top ten series for all children ages 2 to 11.

PBS.org is one of the 50 most influential sites on the Web, cited by Technorati, the leading search engine for blogs.

Each month PBS Kids web site welcomes 9 million unique visitors, and delivers 56 million streams of content.

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Research shows PBS content plays an essential role in helping children close the early education gap for the most disadvantaged children. Watching SuperWhy helped children with poor reading ability improve their literacy skills to match those of children with more resources. Children from low-income families who watched as few as two episodes of the series scored 46 percent higher on standardized tests than those who did not watch the program.

pbsteachers.org is the top choice for preK teachers, with more than 9,000 local and national standards based activities.

No other media company is more dedicated to our children, our democracy and our culture than PBS. As a non-profit organization, PBS measures success not in dollars, but in our ability to be a gateway to new ideas and new worlds and broader horizons.

PBS prepares millions of children for success in school and life, welcomes all Americans to explore the worlds of science, nature and history, shares multiple perspectives and invites audiences to experience the arts in ways that may not otherwise be possible.

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* Statistics sited based on Roper study January, 2010