PBS KIDS Sprout(SM) Adds New Original Afternoon Block, The Let's Go Show, to Preschool Line-Up

Interactive show designed to encourage preschoolers to ask questions and be

curious about the world around them debuts on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 3:00

pm EDT

May 07, 2007, 01:00 ET from PBS KIDS Sprout

    PHILADELPHIA, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS KIDS Sprout (SproutOnline.com),
 the first and only 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand
 and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, is adding
 the original afternoon block, The Let's Go Show, to its line-up of
 gold-standard preschool programming on Monday, June 25, 2007. Airing every
 afternoon from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT, The Let's Go Show is designed to
 encourage preschoolers to ask questions, be curious about the world around
 them and participate in a daily musical adventure.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070507/NEM103 )
     Host Miles (played by actor Milton Barnes) and his puppy friend Banjo
 (voiced and brought to life by puppeteer Ali Eisner), an adorable and
 spirited puppet who loves to play her homemade banjo, will embark each
 afternoon on a musical journey in their cardboard car, Carla. Miles loves
 to sing, discover new things and connect with viewers to help them learn
 through humor, music and interactive play. Always ready for adventure,
 Banjo represents the wonder, energy and curiosity of a preschooler.
     "Sprout's programming is uniquely designed to follow the day of the
 preschooler from breakfast to bedtime," said Andrew Beecham, senior vice
 president of programming for PBS KIDS Sprout. "Whether it's discovering a
 new song with Miles and Banjo on The Let's Go Show or winding down for bed
 with Nina and Star on The Good Night Show, Sprout creates opportunities
 throughout the preschooler's day to invite their families into their world
 to share meaningful and playful moments together."
     Between episodes of Sprout's gold-standard, curriculum-based shows --
 such as Jim Henson's The Hoobs(TM), Angelina Ballerina(TM) and Bob the
 Builder(TM) -- Miles and Banjo will:
     -- Learn a song and have a "boogie woogie break" at Music Hill;
     -- Enjoy a special healthy snack prepared for them by Brussel Sprout at
        the Sprout Diner Field;
     -- Create age-appropriate science experiments at Wonder Why Valley;
     -- Encourage viewers to become "Sprout Scouts" by helping Miles and Banjo
        find their way to each location by asking questions;
     -- Inspire kids to be creative and discover all the great things they can
        make and do at home with their parents and caregivers.
     Questions will be posed on-air during each show and viewers will be
 encouraged to try to figure out the answers at home or by visiting
 SproutOnline.com to find out more. The Association of Children's Museums
 (ACM), a professional service organization representing more than 350
 children's museums around the world, worked with member museums to provide
 child-friendly and scientifically accurate explanations on SproutOnline.com
 for all the experiments featured on season one of The Let's Go Show.
     Music also plays an important role on The Let's Go Show. Different
 styles of music and musical instruments will be introduced on each episode
 and viewers will be encouraged to create their own musical instruments --
 such as a tissue box guitar -- and play along at home.
     High-resolution images of Miles, Banjo and Carla are available in the
 media gallery at http://www.fishwithfeet.com/index-4.html.
     About Sprout
     PBS KIDS Sprout(SM) (SproutOnline.com) the first and only 24-hour
 preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages
 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, was created as a partnership among
 Comcast Corporation, the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment
 and communications products and services; HIT Entertainment, a leading
 provider of quality entertainment for young children; PBS (Public
 Broadcasting Service), the most trusted distributor of award-winning
 children's programming; and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational
 organization behind Sesame Street(R).
     The 24-hour network, which launched in September 2005, is available on
 digital cable and satellite to 20 million homes. With over 110 million
 orders in 2006, Sprout is the #1 Kids On Demand service. The network's
 program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based children's shows
 includes: Sesame Street(R), Bob the Builder(TM), Barney & Friends(TM),
 Thomas & Friends(TM), Angelina Ballerina(TM), Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese
 Cat(TM), Caillou(TM), The Berenstain Bears(R), Jay Jay the Jet Plane(R),
 Teletubbies(TM), Dragon Tales(TM), Pingu(TM), Make Way For Noddy(TM),
 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks(TM) and more.