As a PBS Kids Very Involved Parent (Yes, that's a thing!), I'm very happy to announce that PBS Kids is adding two new science inspired series to their already amazing programming for kids. You already know how thrilled I get whenever there are new science inspired programs on PBS Kids, since we all need to encourage kids to consider pursuing STEM subjects in school. Here are the details:
Splash, the new animated series that dives into marine biology and ocean science, is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the diversity of our natural undersea world through the eyes of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish. Together Splash and his friends, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple, explore the world's oceans in all their beauty and bring back what they learn to share with their neighbors.
Look for it this Fall, 2016.
Ready Jet Go!
Ready Jet Go! is a new animated series created to engage children in learning astronomy, technology, scientific exploration and earth science concepts. Designed for kids ages 3-8, Ready Jet Go! follows Jet Propulsion, a new kid in town who also happens to be an alien from outer space. With his Earth friends Sean and Sydney, Jet goes on astronomical adventures exploring the solar system and how it affects our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
Each episode includes two 11-minute stories, as well as a live-action segment, and it premieres on-air Monday, February 15, on PBS stations nationwide (check your local listings). You can preview some full-length 11-minute stories right now and until January 29 on pbskids.org, the PBS Kids video app, and on PBS kids video on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. But that's not all, two mobile-friendly web games, hands on activities for children and families, and a live stream of the International Space Station channel are available at pbskids.org/readyjetgo.
More details coming soon.
Mama Latina Tips is a PBS Kids VIP (Very Involved Parent). We are very happy to share the great content pbskids.org has to offer kids and families.