Tomorrow December 3 is the season premiere of Curious George on PBS Kids!

My kids, some friends and I had the chance to preview three new episodes of this favorite educational show for children. The new two-episode shows each contain an episode about animals or the natural world. As our favorite “always very curious” monkey learns about new creatures and nature, so do the kids. All of us can enjoy these new adventures starting tomorrow and airing all next week.

my children watching the season premiere of Curious George on PBS Kids (not pictured: the camera-shy M. family children who watched with us)

Our favorite of the new shows was “Monkey Down Under” in which George and the man in the big yellow hat are shown around Australia Zoo and the Outback by none other than Bindi Irwin and her mom!

You can watch full episodes of Curious George — including some of the new ones! — free online at PBS Kids’ Curious George channel.

Be sure to also check out the tons of Curious George printables, and preschooler-friendly online games.

But my favorite aspect of Curious George online at PBS Kids is the wealth of Curious George-themed parent/child activities! I love this guide for learning about animals with Alice. We can learn about our world, right along with George.

Monday, December 3:

Monkey Down Under” — George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the land down under for an Australian outback safari adventure, joined by Bindi Irwin!

“Bright Lights, Little Monkey” — George, Allie, and Bill go on a late-night search for a mysterious creature – the Perseids.

Tuesday, December 4:

“We Otter Be Friends” — After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint’s boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them.

“Sir George and the Dragon” — George is starring in his first play. Under the hot stage lights, George falls asleep and dreams he’s a guarding a medieval castle!

Wednesday, December 5:

“Hundley Jr.” — What’s long, low to the ground, and loves to clean milkweed off the lobby floor? Hundley’s newest friend and caterpillar, Hundley Jr!

“Curious George Gets Winded” — Bill needs one more newspaper delivery to win the coveted Golden Pouch, but a big snowfall ruins his chances.

Curious George on PBS Kids is brought to us by corporate sponsor Stride Rite, another company committed to happy, healthy children. Stride Rite’s all-new Made 2 Play athletic shoes are designed especially for little kids in the “Curious George demographic.”

Not only do Made 2 Play shoes include the washable, durable construction we expect from Stride Rite, they include features that foster learning and independence. Heels that are easy to pull on and off, graphics on the sole that communicate the correct foot, and “anti-stink” microbial treatment on the lining are new features I am excited about for Alice’s next pair of Stride Rite sneaks.

Stride Rite has generously offered a $50 gift card to one lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader family so that YOU can introduce the new Made 2 Play shoes with your child, or pick up any new Stride Rite kicks to go with your holiday finery.

To enter to win the $50 Stride Rite gift card, leave a comment stating which new episode of Curious George your child will be most excited to watch this week, or your family’s favorite Curious George story!

Disclosure: I received a Curious George party pack to facilitate this review, and I may receive a pair of Made 2 Play shoes for Alice. No additional compensation was received for promoting the new season or hosting a Curious George viewing party. Like so many parents out there, my family and I have been purchasing Stride Rite shoes for our children for years, watching PBS Kids, and supporting our local PBS station.