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New Kids' Show "Peg + Cat" Premiers Oct. 7th on PBS!

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PBS was the only channel I watched as a kid, so I get very excited when new shows are created for the network that I know my children will enjoy.  "Peg + Cat" is a new animated preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.


As someone who already watched other math-inspired PBS shows with her kids, this makes me giddy, as my 3-year-old is already starting to master very basic math concepts, and this show is a painless and adorable way to reinforce basic skills and give him a good foundation for when he formally starts homeschool!

Here's a sneak peek:


Here's more about the show:
Co-creators Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) and Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) have teamed with The Fred Rogers Company to bring young viewers a new way to experience math through Peg and Cat’s relatable, and often hilarious, adventures. Every half-hour episode of PEG + CAT will feature two stories, each an eleven-minute adventure in which Peg and Cat find themselves thrust into an unexpected math word problem. Peg and Cat’s adventures take them through worlds of infinite possibilities — from farms to purple planets, from 16th-century Verona to New York’s Radio City Music Hall, from a land of pirates to a prehistoric valley — demonstrating that math is everywhere.

When can you catch this show that's already become a favorite at our house?  Locally, it premiers on Monday, October 7th at 10 am CT on NET and will air each weekday at 10am and 1pm, as well as on Sunday at 8am CT.

If your kids are web-savvy, like mine, you'll want to check out the new website for the show available at: http://pbskids.org/peg/. The site contains games, video and information for grownups to help facilitate offline learning.

What do you think? Will you use this show in your homeschool?

*Screener received to preview. Opinions are 100% my own.

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