Elinor Wonders Why is an animated series created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. It premiered on PBS Kids on September 7, 2020. Since January 17, 2021, its first international airings have been on Hop! Channel in Israel, where it had Hebrew as its first dubbing language.
Inspired by true events from a little preschooler, ELINOR WONDERS WHY delivers observational learning to children ages 1-4. The stories in ELINOR WONDERS WHY center around Elinor and her friends Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant. As kids explore Animal Town, they will meet all kinds of interesting, funny, and quirky characters, each with something to teach us about respecting others, the importance of diversity, caring for the environment, and working together to solve problems. In each episode, Elinor models the foundational practices of science inquiry and engineering design -- including her amazing powers of observation and willingness to ask questions and investigate. When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she just can’t let it go until she figures it out. And in discovering the answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can connect to ideas in our designed world, and what it takes to live in a community. ELINOR WONDERS WHY encourages children and parents to ask their own questions and experience the joy of discovery and understanding together.