WordGirl Word Up! May Issue Celebrates Mother’s Everywhere!

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    We've been enjoying WordGirl for a few years now! I love how this educational and fun program teaches children new words plus how best to use them in a sentence.  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and WordGirl, Scholastic Media’s Emmy-winning animated series on PBS KIDS, is getting ready to celebrate moms from coast-to-coast! In celebration of Mother's Day is the May issue of WordGirl’s Word Up!, your source for word-powered tips, activities and all things vocabulary!  Download it today for some fun activities to do with the kids - all in celebration of moms everywhere!      And if you want to check out our interview with the creator of WordGirl, Dorothea Gillim, go here.  She currently is the Producer one of our favorites PBS Kids shows - Curious George!  She said it is interesting to produce a show where the main character doesn't … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]