Monday, September 5, 2011

CURIOUS GEORGE Takes on the Arts

Curious George® & © 2011 Universal Studios and/or HMH.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PBS KIDS (R) Public Broadcasting Services

My eight-year-old son and I had the pleasure of previewing the all-new season of "CURIOUS GEORGE Celebrates the Arts," which is set to premier today on PBS KIDS, with: "Auctioneer George" and "Sock Monkey Opera."

We loved the six new episodes that both entertained and gave us several ideas for "do-it-at-home" crafts, activities, and science projects. Every now and then while viewing them, my son would give the we-have-to-try-that look.

"The Arts are actually a great vehicle to teach kids about science, engineering and math," said WGBH Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim." With this new season, kids will be inspired to dance, sculpt and paint along with George, and they'll also come away with knowledge of important STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] concepts."

Following are two clips and descriptions for today's episodes:




DESCRIPTION: "In 'Auctioneer George," George has one dollar to buy anything he wants at the Annual Corn Roast and Attic Auction, and he sets his sights on a pair of red elephant mittens. When the Man with the Yellow Hat leaves George alone, he bids ... and bids ... and wins! Only, he didn't realize how bidding works, and now he owes $100. While George tries to re-auction the mittens himself, Marco searches the city for the only person unique enough to pay $101 for red elephant mittens ... Mr. Glass."






DESCRIPTION: "In 'Sock Monkey Opera," when Betsy gets the chicken pox and can't see her favorite opera, Hansel and Gretel, she sends George in her place. George loves the opera so much, he decides to cheer up Betsy by performing for his itchy friend. But how can one little monkey sing, dance and act for an entire cast of characters?"

As a mom, I love that George's innocent, improvisational and inquisitive nature have remained unchanged, from the monkey my son came to know and love as a toddler. Watching these episodes reminded me not only of the importance of educational programming for young minds, but also that George has not lost his appeal to an almost nine-year-old boy, who still enjoys watching him get into trouble. Half-way through viewing these, he waved the empty DVD case and asked, "Can you get me the rest?" By "rest," I learned he meant "previous seasons." Guess I have some homework to do!

If you have have little ones, or even if they're older, be sure to check out Curious George's new misadventures on PBS Kids, September 5-7, 2011 (check local listings). Our favorite episode was "Hamster Cam," where Hoagie, the hamster, wears a tiny webcam and escapes into the city. The hamster is too cute for words and George saves the day! : )

Also, don't miss out on the re-airing of Curious George Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 19-21, 2011. More to come.

Curious George® & © 2011 Universal Studios and/or HMH.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PBS KIDS (R) Public Broadcasting Services


Monday, September 5
"Auctioneer George
"Sock Monkey Opera"

Tuesday, September 6
"Hamster Cam" : ) LOL
"The Great Monkey Detective"

Wednesday, September 7
"George and the Giant Thumb
"Shutter Monkey"

Curious George® & © 2011 Universal Studios and/or HMH.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PBS KIDS (R) Public Broadcasting Services

Monday, September 19
"George's Super Subway Adventure"
"Well Done, George"

Tuesday, September 20
"George and Marco Sound It Out"
"A Monkey's Duckling"

Wednesday, September 21
"Auctioneer George"
"Sock Monkey Opera"

Thursday, September 22
"George's Home Run"
"Monkey on Ice"

Friday, September 23
"Mother's Day Surprise"
"Jungle Gym"


Nuestra colecci├│n. Es imposible no amar este changito.
Our personal collection. It's impossible to not love this little monkey.
 
I submitted my name to Latina Bloggers Connect and was selected to preview these episodes, which I was allowed to keep. This post is my entry into a random drawing to receive $75.00.