Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Curious George Halloween Boo Fest on Monday, October 27

Celebrate Halloween with Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest and new episodes. Don’t miss the one-hour, super spooky special starting Monday, Oct. 27, plus new episodes of George, only on PBS KIDS!

5th Annual Halloween Costume Spooktacular Coming October 24

Rhode Island PBS invites you to our 5th annual Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Halloween Costume Spooktacular Friday, October 24 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island PBS studios

Children are asked to come dressed in costume - adults can dress up, too!  This year the Audubon Society of Rhode Island will present a special live raptor demonstration, and Wood Items and More will be providing a Halloween craft activity. Liberty Mutual will provide treats.

Plus, we'll have music, special Halloween goodies, and children will also get to trick or treat, so be sure to bring a treat bag!

Kids Club members can attend for free along with one (1) parent or guardian. Additional guests are welcome at $10 per person. However, advance registration for additional guests is required at the time of RSVP. To join our Kids Club please call 401-222-3636 x 204. 

For more information please visit www.ripbs.org

*Space is limited for this event and it will fill up fast! Be sure to RSVP no later than Wednesday, October 22, by calling 401-222-3636 x 204.  Don't forget to bring your camera, too!  

The Rhode Island PBS studios are located at 50 Park Lane, Providence, RI.
  • Live raptor demonstration by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island!
  • Special Halloween craft provided by Wood Items and More!
  • Halloween treats courtesy of Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Music, dancing!
  • Trick or Treating!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Space Racers! Launch New App

Dear Space Racers Fans, 
We are excited to announce the launch of the Space Racers! FREE app now available on iPhone™ and iPad™. It can be downloaded from the App Store here:

We want to get the app into as many little hands as possible, and we need your help to do so.  Here is what you can do:
  1. DOWNLOAD the free app from the App Store
  2. RATE IT on the App Store 
  3. WRITE A REVIEW why you and your kids love it
  4. SHARE IT with people you know

The easiest way to share is by clicking on the "share button" in the top right of the app screen indicated by the green circle below:

About the Space Racers! app: 

A twist on the traditional flying game, kids can tag-team between four characters--Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, and Starling—as they soar through space, and around Stardust Bay, collecting stars and avoiding obstacles...just don't run out of fuel!

Learning values include overcoming challenges, as children need to consider variables such as the effects of wind on speed and magnets on metal objects.

As they move through game rounds, children will experiment and make choices based on knowledge gained in previous levels.

The game is designed to create perseverance, mastery, and curiosity for preschoolers, as they learn and succeed through exploration.  Here's what you'll find on the app: 
  • 32 rounds of game play 
  • 8 engaging worlds to explore  
  • 4 characters who tag-team throughout the course!
  • Surprise “power-ups” 
Watch Space Racers on Rhode Island PBS Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Public Media Teaches Me..." [selfie time!]

It's back to school time and Protect My Public Media is celebrating public media's contributions to lifelong learning with a photo contest.

You don't need to be in school to participate. You just need to have learned something from your local public media station. Maybe you learned your ABCs and 123s on Rhode Island PBS's trusted and effective children’s programming. Possibly you learned how to cook from public media’s hallmark cooking programs. Perhaps you learned about current events happening in your local community or around the globe on public television. We want to know what public media has taught you in your life.

Here’s how you can take part:

1. Download and print the postcard below. To download, right-click the postcard, and then select save as. Save the image, and then print it.

2. With a marker, fill in the blank: Public Media Teaches Me_________. Tell us what you've learned from public media.

3. Take a picture of yourself with the postcard.

4. Then, click here. Upload your new picture and fill out the required fields. Be sure to state what public media has taught you and why it's important.

You can also share your photos on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #PubMediaSmarts.

Protect My Public Media will pick the most creative entries to feature on their blog, Facebook and Twitter on Friday, September 19, 2014. So, you have until Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. to tell us what you've learned from public media. We hope you'll join us in honoring the work by public television to make us smarter, and teach us and our children new skills every day.

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