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And Now a Word from Us Kids is a regular feature aired as interstitial content on most episodes of Arthur, after the first episode and before the second. The segments feature real kids (most often third graders and usually at a school), who discuss the topic featured in the story immediately preceding the initial segment. For example, in the segment following "Arthur's Chicken Pox," a group of real-kids discuss having had the chicken pox and show their own chicken pox-related drawings. After the segment, a kid's drawing of Arthur is shown while the kids announce, "And Now Back To Arthur."

Other examples include:

In a number of installments of Arthur following the premiere of Postcards from Buster, this segment was briefly replaced with the feature Postcards from You, but it was discontinued once Postcards from Buster went off the air, and And Now a Word from Us Kids returned.

A similar themed segment, A Word From Marc Brown, is shown at the end of the second Arthur story starting with Season 10. Marc Brown shows how to draw the faces of one character per segment, including Arthur, D.W., Kate, and Pal. Later, a similar feature called Which ARTHUR Character Are You? started airing after the second Arthur episode, featuring kids comparing themselves to characters in Arthur.

Segments

Season 1

Number Episodes Description
1 "Arthur's Eyes" / "Francine's Bad Hair Day" Kids talk about how looks are not important and everyone is different.
2 "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn" / "Arthur's Spelling Trubble" A class describes what their teacher is like.
3 "D.W. All Wet" / "Buster's Dino Dilemma"
4 "D.W.'s Imaginary Friend" / "Arthur's Lost Library Book"
5 "Arthur's Pet Business" / "D.W. the Copycat" Kids create their own pet businesses.
6 "Locked in the Library!" / "Arthur Accused!" Kids rap about heroes and heroines.
7 "Arthur Goes to Camp" / "Buster Makes the Grade" Kids draw what they are going to bring in their paper suitcases to camp.
8 "Arthur's New Puppy" / "Arthur Bounces Back"
9 "Arthur Babysits" / "Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe"
10 "Arthur's Birthday" / "Francine Frensky, Superstar" A group of kids pretend it is their birthday.
11 "Arthur's Baby" / "D.W.'s Baby" Kids talk about their baby siblings.
12 "Arthur Writes a Story" / "Arthur's Lost Dog"
13 "So Long, Spanky" / "Buster's New Friend"
14 "Arthur the Wrecker" / "Arthur and the True Francine" Kids write letters to Arthur on the computer.
15 "Arthur's Family Vacation" / "Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm"
16 "Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest" / "D.W. Flips" Kids create their own version of the Crunch Cereal commercial.
17 "Meek for a Week" / "Arthur, World's Greatest Gleeper"
18 "Arthur's Chicken Pox" / "Sick as a Dog"
19 "D.W. Rides Again" / "Arthur Makes the Team"
20 "Arthur's Almost Boring Day" / "The Half-Baked Sale" A girl talks about what she and her class does when they are bored or if it is a rainy day.
21 "Sue Ellen Moves In" / "The Perfect Brother"
22 "D.W.'s Snow Mystery" / "Team Trouble"
23 "Bully for Binky" / "Misfortune Teller"
24 "Arthur's Tooth" / "D.W. Gets Lost"
25 "D.W. Thinks Big" / "Arthur Cleans Up"
26 "My Dad, the Garbage Man" / "Poor Muffy"
27 "D.W.'s Blankie" / "Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble" Kids show and talk about their favorite things, and how meaningful they are to them.
28 "I'm a Poet" / "The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club!"
29 "My Club Rules" / "Stolen Bike"
30 "Arthur's First Sleepover" / "Arthur's New Year's Eve" A school hosts a sleepover for its second graders.

Season 2

Number Episodes Description
1 "Arthur Meets Mister Rogers" / "Draw!" A behind the scenes look at the making of "Arthur Meets Mister Rogers."
2 "Binky Barnes, Art Expert" / "Arthur's Lucky Pencil"
3 "D.W. the Picky Eater" / "Buster and the Daredevils"
4 "Arthur Makes a Movie" / "Go to Your Room, D.W." Kids make a movie adaptation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
5 "Arthur's Underwear" / "Francine Frensky, Olympic Rider"
6 "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver" / "Play it Again, D.W."
7 "Arthur's TV-Free Week" / "Night Fright"
8 "Arthur vs. the Piano" / "The Big Blow-Up" Kids discuss music and play different instruments.
9 "Lost!" / "The Short, Quick Summer"
10 "D.W. Goes to Washington" / "Arthur's Mystery Envelope"
11 "D.W.'s Deer Friend" / "Buster Hits the Books"
12 "Arthur's Faraway Friend" / "Arthur and the Square Dance"
13 "Water and the Brain" / "Arthur the Unfunny"
14 "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary" / "Arthur's Knee"
15 "Grandma Thora Appreciation Day" / "Fern's Slumber Party"
16 "Love Notes for Muffy" / "D.W. Blows the Whistle"
17 "Francine Redecorates" / "Arthur the Loser"
18 "Arthur vs. the Very Mean Crossing Guard" / "D.W.'s Very Bad Mood"
19 "D.W.'s Name Game" / "Finders Key-pers" Kids discuss why name calling is bad.
20 "How the Cookie Crumbles" / "Sue Ellen's Little Sister" Students at The Perkins School for the Blind discuss how they make chocolate chip cookies.

Season 3

Number Episodes Description
1 "Buster's Back" / "The Ballad of Buster Baxter"
2 "D.W. All Fired Up" / "I'd Rather Read It Myself"
3 "Arthur Goes Crosswire" / "Sue Ellen and the Brainasaurous"
4 "Background Blues" / "And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids"
5 "The Chips are Down" / "Revenge of the Chip"
6 "Binky Rules" / "Meet Binky"
7 "Arthur Rides the Bandwagon" / "Dad's Dessert Dilemma"
8 "Popular Girls" / "Buster's Growing Grudge"
9 "Arthur's Treasure Hunt" / "The Return of the King"
10 "Attack of the Turbo Tibbles" / "D.W. Tricks the Tooth Fairy"
11 "Double Tibble Trouble" / "Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival"
12 "What Scared Sue Ellen?" / "Clarissa is Cracked"
13 "Arthur's Dummy Disaster" / "Francine and the Feline"
14 "Mom and Dad Have a Great Big Fight" / "D.W.'s Perfect Wish"
15 "Arthur and D.W. Clean Up" / "The Long, Dull Winter"

Season 16

Number Episodes Description
1 "Based on a True Story" Kids advise Ladonna on what she should do after lying.
2 "Flippity Francine" / "Muffy Takes the Wheel" A 1st grade class takes pictures.
3 "All About D.W." / "Blockheads"
4 "Get Smart" / "Baby Steps" A class plays a quiz game on an interactive whiteboard.
5 "Night of the Tibble" / "Read and Flumberghast" Kids discuss times they were scared and how they got over it.
6 "The Last Tough Customer" / "Brain's Chess Mess"
7 "Baseball Blues" / "Brain's Biggest Blunder" A class discusses talents and interests.
8 "Buster's Book Battle" / "On the Buster Scale" Kids recommend books to each other.
9 "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story" / "Sue Ellen Vegges Out"
10 "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" / "The Best Day Ever" A class has a puppet show about standing up to bullies.

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Kids' drawings of Arthur at the end of the segment

Trivia

  • In overseas airings of the show, such as when it aired on CBBC in the United Kingdom and on Disney Channel Asia airings of the show, this segment was omitted to make room for commercials. They are also omitted on many PBS stations during pledge drives.
  • The interstitial after "Prunella's Special Edition" originally showed students writing their own books and having a book signing, but this segment was later replaced by the interstitial after "The Wheel Deal". This interstitial is about the All Kids Can character contest and is now featured after each of the aforementioned episodes.
  • "Postcards from Buster" is the only episode to not include an interstitial, likely because the episode itself featured many different live-action scenes similar to this one.
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