Family-Friendly Halloween Programming #BooFestPBS

This post is written by the Experimental Mommy and sponsored by PBS Kids.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

My kids love Halloween.  Well, if you take out the ghosts, the goblins, the spiders, the zombies, the darkness….pretty much anything remotely scary.  Because I have two scaredy cats on my hands, we are very selective about which Halloween programming to watch on television.

I was thrilled to learn that on October 28th, PBS Kids will premiere a one-hour special, CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest!  The special celebrates curiosity, friendship and trying new things, all while providing safe and family-friendly holiday entertainment. It is George’s first Halloween in the country and will feature three original songs, including “It’s Halloween Today,” sung by Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train.  And if that’s not enough, CURIOUS GEORGE will also premiere a new game for the web and mobile this October.

My kids will be so happy to watch a non-scary Halloween show!  Continue the fun by watching more Halloween programming during #BooFestPBS the week of October 28th.  You will also see new shows from “Thomas and Friends” as well as the popular  “Peg+Cat.”

How do you handle Halloween if your kids would rather treats over tricks?



  1. So cool! I think I like watching Curious George as much as my kids. Thanks for the info – can’t wait to watch.

  2. My oldest does not like anything spooky, so we’re pretty selective of tv viewing as well during this time of year. We love PBS and weren’t aware of the BooFest, thank you for this informational post, we’ll definitely be tuning in!!

  3. Thanks for the info! My kids love all Halloween, the tricks and the treats, but I like how this will focus on kids trying new things. And, we all know I love monkeys!

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