PBS KIDS is debuting a brand new series on October 7 "peg and cat" that teaches preschoolers about problem-solving, basic math, and persistence! I'm grateful for PBS KIDS programming, which gave my son Jake a boost in his reading skills early on. But most of their shows focus on the alphabet, language and reading, so I was glad to see them change it up with an early childhood math show. The PBS KIDS Team sent over a preview packet in partnership with Whole Foods Market including a DVD of two episodes, a book The Chicken Problem, a graph notebook, and calendar sheets to track weekly healthy meals and physical activities.
In The Chicken Problem, Cat mistakenly leaves the chicken coop door open, which wreaks instant mayhem as 100 chicks happily skip and leap throughout the farm.
Peg tries and tries again to carry all the chicks back to their coop, counting to make sure she has all 100...
She is "TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!" In fact it seems that once Peg thinks of one solution, another problem pops up. Does she finally give up? You'll have to check out the show Monday . It's a cute series that uses the perfect language and presentation (with fun songs) for 3-5 year-olds, which Jake enjoyed watching even though he's now a "big boy" 6 years old. Actually I lied...I double-checked the site and you can now view the full episode here!
Disclosure: I received a PBS preview packet and $35 Whole Foods gift card for my honest review of this program.