“To the Thingamajigger!” – The Cat in the Hat (Martin Short), The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
“Step right up and spin the wheel!”
Got this shot of the North Carolina Bookwatch prize wheel sitting in our Community Engagement department. I’ve never seen the wheel in action but I assume it’s one of the many items of interest when UNC-TV is out and about at festivals and fairs and gatherings of all sizes across the state. What are the prizes? Who knows … it’s a mystery to me. But does it really matter? I mean, who doesn’t enjoy spinning a prize wheel?
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I recently stumbled upon this video of Bill Nye the Science Guy appearing on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and almost blew my mind. I didn’t recall this happening so it was a hoot to see Bill and Fred meet and share some everyday science. In comics, this would be a superhero team-up. On PBS Kids, this is just heartwarmingly awesome.
Good news for fans of Ruff Ruffman – the star of the fan-favorite PBS Kids series will be returning this fall in The Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new short-form animated digital series.
Along with his assistants Blossom and Chet, the canine host extraordinaire will answer questions from real kids, take on challenges and learn the value of perseverance – all while modeling science inquiry skills.
The 20-episode series is designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activities and will be available on PBS Kids digital platforms on September 20.
“Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” – Miss Frizzle (Lily Tomlin), The Magic School Bus