For anyone who has been haunted by Dora the Explorer's grating voice as she takes five minutes to count to ten in Spanish, I give you Arthur. Amidst the multitude of children's cartoons on the air today, Arthur stands out as being one of the few that doesn't try to teach children things that they will already be taught in school. Instead of trying to teach children the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes, Arthur instead shows children the … more
In the early 90's when I was still in elementary school, I was introduced to the books of Arthur. They were written by a man named Marc Brown. As a student in elementary school, I was pretty impressed by them. Then again, I was a kid--everything would've impressed me back then. But I enjoyed the Arthur books for the same reason many kids enjoy those kinds of books. They were simple reads where I knew all the words and, of course, they had pictures. God how I loved … more
OK, I have to admit: I'm in my twenties, and I still enjoy watching Arthur, the PBS cartoon based on Marc Brown's classic picture books for first and second graders, which I also used to read when I was, well, in first and second grade. I feel a bit guilty about watching this show because um, maybe it's a little regressive of me?But in defense, Arthur is one of the few cartoons for kids these days that isn't anime and doesn't involve fighting. Instead, Arthur is just a show about a kid being a kid … more
I am a member of the US Air Force and presently serve overseas at RAF Mildenhall about three hours north of London. I grew up in Pappilion Nebraska and Crestview Florida, but since joining the Air Force … more
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Arthur is an American-Canadian educational television series for children, that airs on PBS in the United States; Radio-Canada, Knowledge and TVOKids in Canada; ABC2 in Australia and BBC One/ CBBC in the UK. It is aired internationally in 82 countries.
Arthur revolves around the lives of Arthur Timothy Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other. The series often deals with social and health-related issues that affect young children. There is a strong emphasis on the educational value of books and libraries as well as relationships with friends and family members. The television series is based on the Arthur book series, that are illustrated and written by Marc Brown. In 1994, WGBH Boston along with the Toronto-based Cinar, now Cookie Jar Group, began production of the animated series. Arthur has consistently remained one of the highest-rated shows on PBS Kids ever since it started airing in September 1996.