Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Count on ODD SQUAD to launch November 26

Following its announcement in January, ODD SQUAD, a brand new live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math, is ready to launch with a one-hour special on Rhode Island PBS on Wednesday, November 26 at 4 p.m. and on Learn, tune in Thursday, November 27 at 6:30 a.m.

The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.
Each episode of ODD SQUAD includes two 11-minute cases in which the agents investigate weird and unusual phenomena around them and use math to put things right. From recapturing a gallon-sized blob that has separated into smaller pieces, to dealing with a slew of unicorns, dinosaurs and wizards that have escaped from books, there is no occurrence that is too strange for the Odd Squad as they face off against various villains that wreak havoc around town.

The ODD SQUAD television series is part of a multi-platform media experience that will include free interactive content online and on mobile. ODD SQUAD’s digital content will put kids in the driver’s seat, giving them the opportunity to sign up and join the Odd Squad, solve cases and stop oddness, just like Olive and Otto. The show’s interactive features will include games, parent resources, mobile apps and more.

On-air, online and on mobile, ODD SQUAD is created by Tim McKeon (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, The Electric Company) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans, Wallykazam!) and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. ODD SQUAD is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Click here to see the Website.

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.

Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Calendar

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