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Press Release: PBS KIDS Kicks Off Summer Learning with the SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure

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Eva is right on the cusp of learning to read. She is interested in reading and we’ve worked together with different apps, different books and more. She’s smart and wants to get reading and I bet many other kids are excited about learning to read as well. PBS Kids has some fun programs happening this summer to help children and their families get reading. I’m doing the iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge and that includes a Summer Reading party with Eva’s class at school. I think they are going to love it.

This coming Tuesday I head to Colorado overnight to the PBS Annual Meeting where I will learn about some upcoming shows and get to meet producers of many of the shows that we already love on PBS. I am really looking forward to this.

Here is a Press Release on all that PBS Kids is doing and their partnerships as well. Continue reading Press Release: PBS KIDS Kicks Off Summer Learning with the SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Do you know the person behind the voice and puppet of Elmo? Elmo is Sesame Street’s most popular character by far. His toys have sparked long lines at toy stores and such fervor that he’s a phenomenon. Whether you love Elmo or hate Elmo the story of his creator is pretty amazing and now he is subject of an Independent Lens documentary on PBS. Meet Kevin Clash, the man behind the Muppet.

Puppeteer Kevin Clash Talks About Being Elmo

Elmo Answers Your Question

I’ll be setting my DVR so that I can watch this show. I’d love to know more about this guy and what he’s accomplished beyond being Elmo. His credits include many things that I really enjoyed as a kid like Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and even The Great Space Coaster. You can learn more about the show in the press release below. Continue reading Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey