WUSF and the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies program have helped students in the Tampa Bay area enrich their literacy skills and develop a love of reading since 2012.
Where to Watch
Arthur is an animated series that airs daily on WUSF Kids. Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and eight, Arthur's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills.
Bob the Builder is a character created by Keith Chapman and inspired by the Kafka short story, 'A Departure.' Bob appears as a construction contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated program with his colleague Wendy, various neighbors and friends, and their gang of work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). In each episode, Bob and his gang help with renovations,...
Based on the popular Scholastic book series by Norman Bridwell about the lovable oversized canine with his head in the clouds but four paws planted firmly on the ground, Clifford presents a larger-than-life view of the world. With his loving human, Emily Elizabeth, and dog pals, Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford inhabits a colorful island community, inviting viewers on a fun-filled journey through...
Curious George is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. Aimed at preschool viewers (ages three to five), the goal of the series is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. And what better guide is there for this kind of exploration than the world's most curious monkey?
Based on the original best-selling children's book series by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps" follows the now 8-year-old Angelina as she embarks on the next stage in her life at a performing arts school, Camembert Academy.
Design Squad borrows from the reality competition format and intends to get its viewers excited about enineering. High school students design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products for real clients. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the grand prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.
The "Enviropals!" is an entertaining, educational, environmentally science themed 30 minute adventure that chronicles the adventures of "Rae Rae the Red Panda." Rae Rae leads children ages 4-8 on each thematic episode along with his friends Safari Stan, Safari Sue, the Safari Kids and 16 zany puppets. During each episode, Rae Rae receives a viewer letter called a "Tree...
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. The series is geared primarily to 2 to 5 year olds, but appropriate for all ages. With his caring and trusting ways, Mister Rogers creates a calm, safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them.
The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers. Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old.