Arthur is an animated PBS KIDS program series for four to eight year old children. Arthur is based on Marc Brown's books. The program has been around for 16 seasons airing 190 episodes. With each episode Arthur's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills. I believe the authors of Arthur are succeeding in their mission to implement a passion for learning and positive social skills in our youth. I grew up watching Arthur as a child, and to this day I still use skills I learned on Arthur in real life situations. Watching Arthur, I learned things like being kind, respecting others, sharing getting along, and the importance of telling the truth. Arthur is the reason I joined the spelling bee and asked my mom to take me to get a library card. I believe Arthur played a strong role in the person I am today.
Author: Jheaniqua Harbin-Tate