Through the Woods

A boy and his dog discover the wonders of the natural world in their own backyard

Through the Woods is an Emmy® Award-winning animated preschool series that follows Rider and his dog Wolfie as they explore the kind of “nearby nature” that so many kids can relate to: spider webs, a bunny’s nest, fireflies, and more. In each 3-minute story, the ever-curious Rider wonders about something he saw or heard in the small woods behind his house, observes an animal or plant to learn more, and then shares his discoveries with his Grammie through play.



10 x 3 min


Pip Animation


Parents' Choice Gold Award

NAMIC Vision Award

Daytime Emmys

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Learning Goals


Learning through experiences


Respect for the environment

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Through the Woods is designed to nurture respect for nature and models essential lessons for kids and families that support a child’s blooming confidence and sense of self.

Through the Woods was created by Ellen Doherty (CyberchaseReading Rainbow) and was animated by Pip Animation (CyberchaseCaillouRen and Stimpy). The show is our company's first animated, short-form series. Watch the full series on PBS KIDS, YouTube, and on the PBS KIDS Video Player.

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