You read that right! PBS Kids premiered a brand new animated series centered around Filipino American lead characters. Jelly, Ben & Pogo are three best friends who help their neighbors and each other by identifying a problem and working together to find a solution. The series is geared to help children between the ages of 3 to 8 with social and emotional growth and social competence in relationship skills and social problem-solving.
It’s amazing to see representation like this on-screen. PBS has been an industry leader in creating content for kids that helps them grow and learn and showcases the diverse world we live in. Jelly and Ben’s family are of Filipino heritage. The show weaves in Philippine culture, including Tagalog, music, and of course, food.
Check out the playlist of all the episodes for Jelly, Ben & Pogo below:
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