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.
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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.
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.
SOURCE PBS KIDS Sprout