Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Eve with Your Child's Favorites

Starting bright and early on the morning of Christmas Eve, these beloved PBS Kids characters will share holiday adventures with your child.

5:30 a.m. Thomas and Friends: Christmas Cheer!
“Duncan The Humbug” - Everyone is happy at Christmastime except Duncan, the Scottish narrow gauge engine, who seems to be grumbling even more than usual. Victor offers Duncan a new coat of paint if he can refrain from grumbling for one whole day. Duncan rises to the challenge, but it is not so easy for an engine who likes to grumble to give up a lifetime habit.
“The Perfect Gift” - The whole island is celebrating Christmas and there are decorations everywhere.  But it doesn't look very Christmas-y at the scrap yard. Percy starts to worry that Reg is missing out and he tries to find something to give Reg to cheer him up. But Reg only seems happy about scrap. Percy discovers that Reg is celebrating Christmas in his own way and has been making decorations from the scrap.

6:00 a.m. The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

7:00 a.m. Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (Ben Stiller) are counting down to Christmas, but when the boxes in the Christmas Counter-Downer go missing, Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of some very special all-star friends such as Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Hudson and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends will learn to believe in Christmas miracles.

8:00 a.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Go on a holiday adventure with Curious George as he and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare for Christmas. As George and the Man struggle to find a perfect gift for each other, they learn about the true spirit of the holidays. Including Christmas carols and three original songs, enjoy this holiday special!

9:00 a.m. Peg+Cat+Holidays
“The Hanukkah Problem” - When Albert Einstein invites Peg and Cat over for Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al’s home and save his Hanukkah. “The Christmas Problem” - When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs. “The Penguin Problem” - Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew “over,” “under,” and “in between."

10:00 a.m. The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

Then, in the afternoon, there's an encore presentation of three favorites:
3:30 p.m. Thomas and Friends: Christmas Cheer!
4:00 p.m. The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas
5:00 p.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

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

*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!

Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Calendar

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