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Peg + Cat + Holidays | New WETA Kids Special

WETA Kids is excited to announce the Peg + Cat + Holidays one-hour special! Read on for air dates/times and descriptions of the episodes within the special!

Airs on WETA Kids
December 21 at 10am
December 24 at 8:30am, 3:30pm, 8:30pm
December 25 at 1pm, 6pm, 11:30pm

Airs on WETA TV26
December 24 at 7am, 10:30am
December 25 at 6am

Episode Descriptions:
“The Hanukkah Problem” - When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on 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.”


 

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Odd Squad | New WETA Kids Show

This brand new show features two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of 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 set things right. Hear more about the show from Olive actor Dalila Bela.

The program is aimed at kids ages 5-8 and premieres on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 with a special one-hour broadcast of two back-to-back episodes: “Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears” and “Soundcheck/Double Trouble.” Watch on WETA Kids at 10am or WETA TV26 at 9am. Watch a preview here!

After the Odd Squad premiere on November 26...

Watch Odd Squad on the WETA Kids channel Mondays-Fridays 8am & 8:30pm.

Watch Odd Squad on WETA TV26 Mondays-Fridays at 7am.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Big Brother Daniel & New Season

A whole new season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood begins Monday August 18 on WETA Kids! Kick off the new season with a very special one-hour show and an adorable brand-new addition to the Tiger Family, Daniel Tiger’s little sister, Margaret! In the upcoming special and in two additional engaging episodes, viewers will get to meet the baby as Daniel and his family explore key themes of welcoming a new sibling such as being excited, feeling left out, and adjusting to changes in routines, among other important topics for families in neighborhoods everywhere.

Monday August 18 at 12pm & Saturday August 23 at 12:30pm
The Tiger Family Grows: The Tiger Family is expanding and Daniel finds out that he is going to be a big brother! At first, he isn’t sure what to expect, but as his family prepares for the arrival of the new baby, Daniel learns about what it means to be a big brother…and a big helper, too.
Daniel Learns about Being a Big Brother: The new baby is almost here and the Tiger Family is getting ready for the new arrival. Daniel is eager to pitch in as Mom and Dad prepare the baby’s room, but struggles with the idea of giving up his old baby things for his new sibling. He soon realizes that being a big brother means letting go of things you no longer need, and that’s a big help for the whole family.
The Baby is Here: The baby is about to arrive and everyone is so excited! Mom and Dad head to the hospital while Daniel and Grandpere spend time at home going through some of Daniel’s old things. In this half-hour musical episode everyone welcomes the new addition to the Neighborhood as Margaret comes home!

Tuesday August 19 at 12pm & Thursday August 21 at 12:30pm
Time for Daniel: Daniel is playing “adventure tiger” at home with Dad, but things are not quite the same, now that Margaret is around. Daniel is upset that Dad keeps having to take care of his little sister, but Daniel learns that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel, too.
There’s Time for Daniel and Baby Too: Daniel is still getting used to having the new baby around. When Prince Wednesday comes over to play, Daniel gets frustrated because his friend wants to play with the baby instead of him, until he finds that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel as well. And what’s even better is when they all play together!

Wednesday August 20 at 12pm, Friday August 22 at 12:30pm, & Saturday August 23 at 1:30pm
Playtime is Different: Daniel is having fun playing “restaurant” with O and Katerina, but they keep getting interrupted by a very curious Margaret who wants to be part of the action. She also can’t seem to keep her hands off of Daniel’s beloved Tigey! Daniel eventually learns that although having a new baby sister around is very different…it can also be really fun.
The Playground is Different with Baby: Daniel is playing “circus” at the playground with his friends, but Margaret keeps making things different. Mom and Dad encourage Daniel to find a way to include Margaret, and Daniel discovers that playing with her can actually be even more fun! Let the circus parade go on!

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Wild Kratts: Swamp Things! | New Episodes on WETA Kids

Next week on WETA Kids, catch the premiere of Wild Kratts: Swamp Things!, FIVE brand-new swamp-tastic episodes set in Flordia’s Everglades and Cypress Swamp. Continue reading for descriptions, air dates, and sneak peeks of the episodes!

"Slider, the Otter" premieres Tuesday July 22 at 8am
Also airs Tuesday July 22 at 6pm, Thursday July 24 at 8:30am & 6:30pm, Saturday July 26 at 7:30pm
The Wild Kratts discover a lost otter cub. Assuming he is lost, the bros attempt to find his family, while introducing him to life in the Cypress Swamp of Florida.

"Search for the Florida Panther" premieres Wednesday July 23 at 8am
Also airs Wednesday July 23 at 6pm, Saturday July 26 at 6:30pm, Monday July 28 at 8am & 6pm

When the Wild Kratts Team gets an alert from a Wild Kratts kid that an injured endangered Florida Panther was just spotted off the Alligator Alley highway, the team springs into rescue mode.

"Opossum in My Pocket" premieres Thursday July 24 at 8am
Also airs Thursday July 24 at 6pm, Saturday July 26 at 7pm, Tuesday July 29 at 8am & 6pm

While on a mission to find Chris’ night vision goggles lost in the Cypress swamp, the brothers discover a marsupial opossum with a similar problem.

"Mosquito Dragon" Premieres Friday July 25 at 8am
Also airs Friday July 25 at 6pm, Saturday July 26 at 6pm

When Koki and Jimmy get walloped by mosquitoes in the Cypress Swamp, Aviva, Martin and Chris go on a fact-finding adventure to find out exactly why mosquitoes try to steal our blood in the first place!

"Crocogator Contest" Premieres Friday July 25 at 8:30am
Also airs Friday July 25 at 6:30pm, Saturday July 26 at 5:30pm

A pop Creature Quiz challenge question about what the differences are between a crocodile and an alligator turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all.  


 

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New WETA Kids Summer Schedule!

It's double the fun this summer with a new WETA Kids summer schedule! Beginning Monday June 2, 2014 Wild Kratts, Curious George, Daniel Tiger's Neighorhood, Arthur, and Dinosaur Train will be "doubled" with back-to-back time slots throughout the day!

The new schedule applies to WETA Kids 7am-7pm. The 7pm-7am and weekend line-up remain the same. The new WETA Kids schedule also applies to the WETA TV26 morning kids block from 6am-noon. Check today's WETA Kids schedule or find when your favorite programs air on WETA.org!


 

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New Peg + Cat Episodes on WETA Kids

Brand new Peg + Cat episodes premiere next week on WETA Kids! Read descriptions of these episodes below and tune in Mondays-Fridays at 9:30am & 3pm, plus Sundays from 10am-12:30pm for Peg + Cat! In this animated series, a little girl and her feline pal embark on adventures that teach them math concepts and skills.

"The Arch Villain Problem/The Straight and Narrow Problem"
Monday May 5, 3pm
Wednesday May 7, 9:30am
Friday May 9, 3pm
Sunday May 11, 10am & 12pm

The Arch Villain Problem: When the Arch Villain wreaks havoc on the city of Mathtropolis by turning everything into arches, Super Peg and Cat Guy come to the rescue. Primary Content: Arches, finding arches in other shapes; Secondary Content: Counting backwards from 9, counting by threes.
The Straight and Narrow Problem: Super Peg and Cat Guy trail the Arch Villain, who has given up his arch ways and gone on a rampage with straight and narrow shapes instead. Primary Content: Understanding straight, narrow, curved; Secondary Content: Counting sides to determine shapes (rectangles, triangles, squares), counting by tens to 100.

"The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem"
Tuesday May 6, 3pm
Thursday May 8, 9:30am
Sunday May 11, 10:30am
The Play Date Problem:
Peg and Cat must use the power of music, and patterns, to help their friends Beethoven and the Three Bears play together - and make incredible music together. Primary Content: Patterns Secondary Content: Seeing squares as special rectangles.
The Blabberwocky Problem: Peg and Cat are back as the Knights of the Round Table to reclaim their friends' missing shapes - and their own Round Table! - from the mysterious 100-headed creature, The Blabberwocky. Primary Content: Making a drawing as a step in problem solving Secondary Content: 3D shapes, 2D shapes.

"The Perfect Ten Problem/The Long Line Problem"
Wednesday May 7, 3pm
Friday May 9, 9:30am
Sunday May 11, 11am

The Perfect Ten Problem: Peg and Cat are judging a singing competition in which all performers must get a rating of exactly ten stars. Primary Content: Adding to 10; Secondary Content: The number 0.
The Long Line Problem: While waiting in a long line, Peg and Cat try to help Richard realize his dream of being first in line for the first time. Primary Content: Ordinal numbers, using a number line; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind), counting to 20.


 

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WETA Kids Arthur “Outdoor Week” | April 28-May 2, 2014

Arthur and his friends explore the outdoors in a week of fun, outdoor-themed episodes called “Outdoor Week”. This is a part of the PBS Explore the Outdoors campaign which encourages families to celebrate nature and the outdoors this spring. “Outdoor Week” includes the premieres of two all-new Arthur episodes, “Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite” which airs on April 29 and “Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow” which airs on April 30. These episodes focus on teaching important values, such as speaking up for what you believe in, patience, sharing and teamwork. Other episodes include “War of the Worms/I Owe You One”, “Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks a Lot, Binky”, and “Buster's Garden of Grief/Through the Looking Glasses”. Read on for episode descriptions and air dates/times.

“War of the Worms/I Owe You One”
April 28 at 7:30am & 4:30pm

“War of the Worms”: Fern tells a story about an explorer in a forest and Brain is taking the fun out of it by correcting her facts.
“I Owe You One”: Buster always asks Arthur for favors and fears that one day he’ll have to repay the favors all at once.

“Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite” *NEW*
April 29 at 7:30am & 4:30pm

May 28 at 4:30pm
May 29 at 7:30am

“Pets and Pests”: There's a mouse loose in the Read home!
“Go Fly a Kite”: While playing in the park, Binky, Muffy, and Ladonna stumble upon an abandoned kite.

 “Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow” *NEW*
April 30 at 7:30am & 4:30pm

May 1 at 7:30am
May 23 at 4:30pm
May 26 at 7:30am

“Speak Up Francine”: The local creek is polluted and Francine is determined to get the word out at the annual Earth Day rally.
“Waiting for Snow”: Ladonna can't wait to experience her first blizzard but there are no signs of snow.

“Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks a Lot, Binky”
May 1 at 7:30am & 4:30pm

“Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain”: Fern can't wait to climb Moose Mountain but she and Francine end up fighting all the way up the trail.
“Thanks a Lot, Binky”: Binky saves Rattles but when Rattles doesn't seem to appreciate it, Binky swears off good deeds.

“Buster's Garden of Grief/Through the Looking Glasses”
May 2 at 7:30am & 4:30pm

“Buster’s Garden of Grief”: Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person.
“Through the Looking Glasses”: Arthur can't find his glasses and has to get new ones, but all the attention he is getting from these new hipper glasses has gone straight to his head.


 

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Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover!

On Rechov Sumsum (Sesame Street), Grover is excited to celebrate Passover at his first Seder, or Passover meal. Shoshana, Avigail, Anneliese, and Grover prepare for the Seder but realize they don't have any maror (bitter herbs) for the Seder plate! The gang visits their friends to try and find maror to begin the Seder. Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover! demonstrates the Passover story, holiday preparations, and Hebrew words and phrases related to Passover. In this special Shalom Sesame episode, viewers meet families whose holiday traditions originate in Ethiopia and Morocco, providing a glimpse into the diversity of the Jewish people. Check out the PBS website to learn more about Passover, get Passover recipes, and read tips for parents.

Shalom Sesame: It's Passover Grover airs on WETA Kids:
Friday April 11 at 10:00-10:30am
Friday April 11 at 5:00-5:30pm
Saturday April 12 at 8:00-8:30am
Saturday April 12 at 12:00-12:30pm
Sunday April 13 at 8:00-8:30am
Monday April 14 at 6:00-6:30am
Monday April 14 at 6:00-6:30pm
Tuesday April 15 at 11:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday April 16 at 7:00-7:30pm


 

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New Wild Kratts Episodes on WETA Kids | Wild Kratts Season 3

WETA Kids premieres Wild Kratts season 3 and all new episodes April 7-11, 2014! Wild Kratts features Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter wild animals while combining science education with fun and adventure. Each episode explores a science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a unique wildlife experience. This new season kicks off PBS’ “Explore the Outdoors” initiative and Earth Month which encourage families to celebrate nature and the outdoors this spring. Tune in next week to explore animals from across the globe, including bison, black-footed ferrets, flying fish as well as learning science concepts such as adaptation and habitats.

Watch Wild Kratts on WETA Kids Mondays-Fridays at 8am and 5:30pm then catch every weekday episode back-to-back Saturdays from 5:30pm-8pm.

Wild Kratts: Hermit Crab Shell Exchange - NEW!
Monday April 7, 2014 at 8am & 5:30pm & Saturday April 12, 2014 at 5:30pm

Wild Kratts: Where the Bison Roam - NEW!
Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 8am & 5:30pm & Saturday April 12, 2014 at 6pm

Wild Kratts: Bandito the Black Footed Ferret - NEW!
Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 8am & 5:30pm & Saturday April 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wild Kratts: When Fish Fly - NEW!
Thursday April 10, 2014 at 8am & 5:30pm & Saturday April 12, 2014 at 7pm

Wild Kratts: Osprey - NEW!
Friday April 11, 2014 at 8am & 5:30pm & Saturday April 12, 2014 at 7:30pm


 

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WETA Kids Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday | New Cat in the Hat

March 3-7, WETA Kids will premiere a week of new adventures with the Cat in the Hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration” kicks off on Monday, March 3 with the debut of a one-hour The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That special episode and new half-hour episodes also premiere next week. The new episodes follow the Cat, Nick and Sally as they explore a variety of animal attributes: from the benefits of crickets’ chirps and birds’ feathers, to the mimic octopus’ remarkable ability to imitate other sea creatures. Viewers also learn how glass is made, how multi-legged creatures walk and how cotton is spun into fabric.

Read on to learn more about the new episodes that will air on WETA Kids during “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration” – March 3-7, 2014.

Four Episode, One-Hour Special Premieres Monday March 3 at 3pm and Tuesday March 4 at 9am
“Step This Way”: The kids are playing dress-up, with Sally wearing her mom’s shoes and Nick wearing his dad’s shoes. They're having trouble walking, and the Cat thinks it’s because their feet are the wrong shape. But doesn’t everyone have the same shaped feet? Not at all! The Cat takes them to the Jungle of Bingle-Bungle Boo to meet his friends Emily the Teal, Mikey the Lemur and Greg the Gecko. They see that animals have differently shaped feet to help them do different things! You need the right feet for the right job!
Educational Objective: Creatures have different feet for different uses.

“Anything You Can Do”: Nick and Sally are pretending to be the Cat in the Hat. But there’s only one Cat, no doubt about that! Pretending to be other people is hard. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his good friend Mimi the Mimic Octopus to learn some tips on how to pretend to be someone else. They learn how to observe, pick out something special about the person and then copy it. Mimi does it to protect herself, but now Nick and Sally can pretend to be the one and only Cat!
Educational Objective: The mimic octopus has a remarkable ability to imitate other sea creatures.

“Name That Sound”: Sally and Nick are trying to stump each other by guessing the animal sounds they’re making. The Cat stumps them both when he tries to make the sound of a cricket!  But that didn't sound like a cricket. They all try but just can’t figure out how a cricket makes its noise. Well, Cat's friend Clarence the Cricket can surely show them! Off to the Grassy-Grove-Dell to meet him! He shows him his wings, one that is comb-like, the other a scraper; when he rubs them together, he makes his wonderful cricket noise. Back at home, Nick and Sally find things around the house they can use to mimic Clarence — a deck of cards and a comb!
Educational Objective: Male crickets make a chirping sound by scraping one pegged wing against the other wing, which is ridged. This is done so fast one doesn’t hear the individual clicks, rather a trilling chirp, which is why it is hard for us to copy. The sound is used to get the attention of other crickets, either as a warning or for mating.

“Fabulous Feathers”: Sally is playing dress-up, but her favorite hat no longer has any feathers on it. Where can they find more? The Cat’s good friend Puranjay might be able to help! He’s a peacock who lives in Feathery Flats; he has plenty of feathers! Sally collects the feathers that have fallen out of Puranjay and discovers that each one has its own distinct job. But it’s his tail feathers that are just jazzy and snazzy enough for her hat! They are the most fabulous feathers!
Educational Objective: Feathers serve a variety of functions, including flight, heat conservation, waterproofing, camouflage and display.

New Episode: “Balancing Act/Marvelous Marbles” – Premieres Tuesday, March 4 at 3:30pm and Wednesday March 5 at 9am
“Balancing Act”: Sally and Nick are trying to walk across a beam in their backyard, but are having trouble staying on it! Can the Cat help? Why of course! His friend Zappa the Snow Leopard is an amazing balancer! He uses his big wide feet and his long tail to help him keep his balance. Nick and Sally don't have tails, but they see how Zappa moves carefully to keep his weight balanced. Now they know what to do at home. Using broomsticks to help them stay balanced, Nick and Sally are able to cross the balance beam. And just in time to have some yummy bran berry muffins!
Educational Objective: Sally and Nick learn how a snow leopard balances.

“Marvelous Marbles”: The kids are playing with glass marbles, until one of them rolls away! It was Nick’s “extra luck never miss marble.” Now what is he going to do? Cat will take the kids to a sandy beach that’s full of marbles! But when they get there, all they see is sand. Cat’s friend Sharky McGee explains that sand makes glass. He shows them how sand is turned into glass and all the wonderful things you can make with it — including marbles!
Educational Objective: Glass is made from tiny particles of sand, then formed into all sorts of useful items.

New Episode: “Take a Walk/Cotton Patch” – Premieres Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30pm and Thursday March 6 at 9am
“Take a Walk”: Sally and Nick are practicing to be in a three-legged race, but walking on three legs is hard! Well, if anyone knows about walking, its Cat’s friends Sid the Centipede, Spinny the Spider and Bugsy the Beetle! They all teach the kids how they walk on many legs by keeping a steady pace and walking in a rhythm and a beat. Back at home, Nick and Sally practice what they learned by using their own special rhythm!
Educational Objective: Nick and Sally discover how creatures with more than two legs (centipedes, spiders and beetles) walk.

“Cotton Patch”: Oh no! Nick has torn his favorite shirt! He needs a perfect patch of cotton to fix it. Good thing Cat’s friend Dr. Twiggles knows all about cotton! Off to Fluff’n Stuff Fields to see him! Once there, the kids are astonished to learn that you can make clothes from plants! Dr. Twiggles shows them how to pick the cotton, clean and dry it, comb it and spin it into thread. Finally, he demonstrates how the thread comes together to make a patch by using his loom. They even learn how to dye the cotton by using berry juice. Nick’s favorite shirt is as good as new!
Educational Objective: Nick and Sally discover how the cotton fibers of the cotton plant can be cleaned, carded, spun and woven to make clothes.


 

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