What’s the next big thing for PBS Kids? It could be a little bit pink and it could be a little bit terrific.
Pinkalicious & Peterrific is a new animated PBS Kids program set to debut in early 2018 and designed to get children to explore the arts and spark creativity.
Produced by WGBH Boston and based on the HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series, the upcoming kids show will encourage children to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.
Check out this sneak preview:
Pretty catchy, eh?
Pinkalicious & Peterrific premieres February 19, 2018.
The news is true and it’s a little sad – Maria is leaving Sesame Street.
You may have seen the headlines and there’s probably not much I can add. However, for anyone who grew up with Sesame Street or has any emotional investment in this exceptional education program, this is a bittersweet moment, at best.
The Sesame Workshop posted the following statement on the Sesame Street Facebook page on Thursday, July 2:
Sonia Manzano has announced her retirement from Sesame Street, but she will always be a part of the fabric of our neighborhood. During her 44-year career as the iconic “Maria,” and the first leading Latina woman on television, she was a role model for young girls and women for generations. Sonia’s talents on Sesame Street extend beyond her groundbreaking role on camera; she also earned 15 Emmy awards as a member of Sesame Street’s writing team. We’ll always be grateful for her many years on Sesame Street as a champion of diversity and helping millions of kids grow up smarter, stronger and kinder.
Again, nothing much to add. Maria will be missed but we can only savor the fond memories and wish Sonia well. And remember: as long as we still have Sesame Street, everything will be A-OK.
When it comes to technology, I’m still kind of an 90s guy trying to catch up with the aughts, but I just saw that the PBS Kids Super Vision App is now available for the Apple Watch and that seems very cool. Super Vision is a free app that allows parents a real-time engagement with their child’s media time. I think everyone should understand the value of that.
Super Vision and a host of educational apps are available at PBS Kids.
I just have to say I don’t want to live in the kind of world where a grown man can’t proudly take a Cookie Monster messenger bag anywhere he wants.