We received a great kit from PBS Kids for the new show Ready JET Go! I am part of the PBS Kids VIP program and because of that I receive things like screener launch kits for many of the shows. Ready JET Go! premieres on PBS Kids on Monday February 15th and this has been a show that I have been waiting for for a while. I wanted my kids to see it because of Dr. Amy Mainzer. I got to meet Dr. Mainzer last year at the PBS Annual meeting and she was amazing. I knew that I wanted Eva to see her because she is a woman in Science and would be another great role model for Eva. My friend Tee’s daughter Teagan was lucky enough to interview Dr. Mainzer for a post on That’s It Mommy. Eva’s definitely going to get to read that.
So, what about the show itself. The show is really fun. It is about a boy named Jet Propulsion from the planet Borton 7. He and his family land on Earth and while Jet learns about Earth from his Earthie friends he teaches them about Space. Want to know about the solar system, take a journey in the family space ship for 30 minutes before Celery dinner. Celery is Jet’s dad and Carrot is Jet’s mom. They thought that those were earth names and chose them to blend in. The show is cute and have some really catchy music for things like the Scientific Method and also the Solar System. The kids and I have been watching the screener as well as the clips and episodes on the PBS Kids app on our Roku TV. They love it and have been watching every night.
Here is today’s daily vlog where I talk about the show.
PBS Kids has two new shows coming your way. The first is READY JET GO! which is a story about a young alien boy who comes to Earth with his family. He makes friends with a group of kids and they go on Outer Space adventures together. I got to preview this show at the PBS Annual Meeting and I was very impressed. I am looking forward to both kids watching the show. I don’t have to wait until the release date of February 15th, though and neither do you. You can check out some early episodes for free on various PBS online platforms. We’ve been watching on the app for the Roku and the show is great. Definitely a fun one to get kids excited about Space and Space exploration.
NEW DIGITAL OFFERINGS: READY JET GO!
· New streaming video content and digital games from PBS KIDS’ newest multiplatform media property READY JET GO! is now available. On digital platforms, viewers can now preview four full-length 11-minute stories from the series. The episodes will continue to roll out throughout the month, totaling 12 11-minute stories by January 29, the most full-length video content PBS KIDS has ever released in advance of a broadcast premiere. The videos are available for free on pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video App and PBS KIDS Video on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. In addition, two mobile-friendly web games, hands-on activities for children and families and a live stream of the International Space Station channel are available at pbskids.org/readyjetgo.
NEW SERIES: SPLASH (w.t.) – premieres Fall 2016
· Created by John Tartaglia (“Imaginocean,” “Johnny and the Sprites”) and produced by The Jim Henson Company (DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID) and Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood, Harlem Globetrotters), SPLASH (w.t.) is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the diversity and spectacle of our natural undersea world. The series follows the adventures of its title character, a yellow fusilier fish who has migrated all over the oceans before settling down with his family in Reeftown. Until Splash came along, Bubbles, Dunk, Ripple and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lay beyond the cozy confines of their coral walls. Together, Splash and his friends explore the world’s oceans, where they meet wildly diverse marine animals and discover otherworldly undersea habitats, bringing back what they’ve learned to share with their neighbors.
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