A new PBS Kids DVD release – Arthur Goes Back to School


Arthur Goes to School

Do you have a child or grandchild who is heading back to school in the next few weeks? My kids have about three weeks of summer vacation left. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday they were finishing up their final exams.

Going back to school can be a stressful time no matter how old you are or what grade you are in. Even elementary school aged children can have some concerns about the new school year. Will they like their teacher? Will they make friends? Will they get a lot of homework? I think all children feel that way when they go back to school.

Arthur has always been a favorite character in our home. My daughter watched his series on television when she was younger and she passed along her love for Arthur to my son. Some where we even have a cute Arthur doll (I wish I knew where he was).

As a parent I have always enjoyed Arthur as well. I would watch the show with my children and read them Arthur books. I feel that Arthur is just pure, clean, wonderful entertainment for children. The characters are so enjoyable and the stories are wonderful.

Just released on DVD from PBS Kids in a new collection of Arthur episodes that focus on school. This is perfect for little ones who are anxious about going back to school – or even starting school. It’s called Arthur Goes to School.

Arthur Goes to School features four full length Arthur episodes and run for just under an hour.

The DVD also includes fun printable coloring pages and activities that you and your child/grandchild can enjoy together.

The episodes featured on this DVD include;

To Eat or Not to Eat

A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely?  And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he – and all the other kids – may not find the truth appetizing.


It’s time for the kids at Lakewood Elementary to take the Stoddard-Wilkins Elementary Aptitude Test, or “S.W.E.A.T.” But with anxiety running high, it becomes clear that the kids need to learn some relaxation techniques. Luckily, Mrs. MacGrady is on hand to teach them a thing or two about de-stressing.

Baseball Blues

It’s Grebelings season and George can’t wait to play! After all, no one knows more about baseball than George. But when he realizes knowledge of sinkers doesn’t guarantee success in the field, will he throw in the towel?

Brain’s Biggest Blunder

When Brain gets teamed with Buster and Binky in the annual Arithmattack competition, he immediately enrolls Buster in binomial boot camp. Can Brain transform Buster into a mathematic marvel? Or will he be forced to eat humble pi?”

I sat and watched this DVD and my daughter happened to notice it was on and sat and watched it with me. She went on and on about how she loved to watch Arthur when she was younger.

This DVD is perfect for back to school time and I think it would make a great gift for a young student who might have some worries about the new school year. It shows how Arthur and his friends deal with school related issues. I especially enjoyed S.W.E.A.T because I think all children (and teens!) need to find ways to help them de-stress, especially when it comes to tests and speaking in front of the class.

Make sure to enjoy the printables after you’ve watched the DVD. 🙂

Look for PBS Kids Arthur Goes to School where DVDs are sold.

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*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. CR Williams says:

    My daughter loves Arthur I am sure she will love this one too!

  2. I am always watching PBS with our younger grandkids when they are over. They love Arthur!

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    We love PBS kid shows! This is perfect for back to school time.