New Educational Programs from PBS

10/21/2011 1:18:16 PM

This fall PBS KIDS debuts new broadcast series and new episodes of existing popular programs. Accompanying the programming are online educational resources such as videos, classroom activities, and interactive games.

The new digital learning resources will be available through PBS Teachers® (pbsteachers.org), the Web portal designed for preK-12 educators to access PBS' educational services and a searchable library of more than 9,000 free local and national standards-based teaching activities, lesson plans, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations.

Highlights include:

  • Dinosaur Train, created by The Jim Henson Company will help kids ages 3 to 6 apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, compare dinosaurs to today's creatures, and embrace paleontology and natural science.
  •  Sid the Science Kid, an educational animated television series developed by The Jim Henson Company that uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers.
  •  Martha Speaks, based on the children's book series by Susan Meddaugh, is an animated series aimed at helping 4 to 7 year-old children new words. 
  •  The Electric Company, produced by Sesame Workshop, is all-new and showcases a cool cast of characters, amazing literacy superpowers, side-splitting cartoons, and songs that kids will love to dance along with.
  •  Fetch!, part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof,  features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (he's an animated dog).


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