Curious George Swings into Spring Special Airs March 30th!

 

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One week from today, Curious George kicks off the start of spring with the one-hour “Curious George Swings into Spring” special, followed by two new episode premieres later in the week.

 

In these new adventures, George does everything from mending a broken costume for Chinese New Year to exploring the great Amazon!  One of my favorite things about Curious George is how he teaches our kids about the world around them!  And all of this is done by not speaking – pretty remarkable really!  Check out our interview with the Executive Producer, Dorothea Gillim, who also is the creator of the beloved WordGirl! She said in our interview that ” it is interesting working on a show where the main character doesn’t speak, but  the experience has been great and a real challenge.”

 

Building on the series’ curricular focus, the episodes integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts into George’s discoveries in intuitive and fun ways that kids will enjoy. To extend the fun, parents can access a variety of engaging and educational resources, including outdoors-themed games like “ZOOmazing,” and “Animal Scrapbook” and a variety of special activities, printables, and videos on pbskids.org/curiousgeorge.

 

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CURIOUS GEORGE Swings Into Spring – Airs March 30 and April 3, 2015

In CURIOUS GEORGE Swings Into Spring, George has a case of spring fever and wants nothing more than to play outside with his best dog pal, Hundley. However, serious “lobby” dogs like Hundley have no time for spring. When misfortune strikes and their building is flooded, Hundley accepts George’s invitation to visit the country. George tries to share the joy of spring with him, but then Hundley gets lost! Will George be able to rescue Hundley — and will they finally get to enjoy spring together?

 

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George’s Curious Dragon Dance / Bowling for Bobolinks” – Premieres March 31, 2015 George’s Curious Dragon Dance: George and Marco are excited to help their new friend Lily practice the dragon dance for the Chinese New Year parade!  But when they accidentally ruin the nose on the dragon costume, it’s a race against the clock to fix it in time. Can this monkey mend a dragon or will this New Year be out of luck?

Bowling for Bobolinks: Monkeys LOVE bowling, especially when high scores raise money for their favorite songbird – the bobolink!  But when George finds himself dodging runaway balls and flying shoes, he worries the charity event will be a bust.  Could mixed-up bowling shoes be causing the chaos?

 

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“Curious George’s Amazon Adventure / Monkey Senses” – Premieres April 1, 2015

Curious George’s Amazon Adventure: To raise awareness for the rainforest, Professor Wiseman enlists George and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help make a movie about the different plants, animals, and insects that call it home.  But when a frisky tamarin monkey runs off with their camera, the chase is on!  Will George’s jungle instincts lead him to the camera or is the movie over before the big premiere?

Monkey Senses: When George, Gnocchi, Hundley and Steve get stuck in the back of a delivery truck and end up lost, what’s the one thing they have in common?  Their senses!  George’s eyes, Gnocchi’s nose, and Hundley’s ears provide the memory clues they need to figure out the way back.  And with the help of Steve’s brain, home is just hop, skip and boat ride away!

 

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And be sure to check out our nature crafts to try out this springtime!

 

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Note: We are part of the PBS Kids VIP (very involved parent) blogger program and are provided with materials throughout the year to review, but this does not affect our opinion in any way.  We are happy to share with our mates the wonderful programming that PBS Kids provides our children!

 

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