TV Highlights: Scholastic Media’s Clifford, Wordgirl & More…
Wordgirl. Clifford The Big Red Dog. The Magic Schoolbus. Maya & Miguel. You probably let your children watch these shows from time to time. Well, I just wanted to let you know some of the upcoming episodes coming up the rest of October and November from Scholastic Media.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Clifford the Big Red Dog – ON PBS KIDS
“FRIENDS, MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT”
Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford’s houseguest for a weekend while her house is being painted. But soon Cleo is filling Clifford’s doghouse with her stuff, taking over his bed, and butting in on his time with Emily Elizabeth. Cleo eventually learns that being a good houseguest means respecting the needs and privacy of your host.
“MR. BLEAKMAN’S SPECIAL DAY”
When Mr. Bleakman appears to be having a bad day, the dogs perform a series of “secret good deeds” to see if they can turn his frown into a smile. They are surprised to learn that performing kind acts makes them feel much better too.
Also, in latest Clifford news: Winners of the third annual national “Clifford BE BIG In Your Community Contest,” which encourages people of all ages to bring Clifford’s BIG Ideas to life to help their hometowns, will be announced in October. The contest is part of Scholastic Media’s national BE BIG! Campaign.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Maya & Miguel ON UNIVISION
When Maya wants to add oomph to her school presentation on Mexico, she consults Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera — or skull made of sugar — used in annual Day of the Dead celebrations. Maya’s presentation goes well, but somehow she loses the calavera. Will her frantic search turn up the missing treasure? And what will she tell Abuela?
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
“THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS OUT OF THIS WORLD”
When Dorothy Ann warns the kids that an asteroid is headed straight for their school, Ms. Frizzle arranges a field trip into space. Featuring Swoosie Kurtz as Dorothy Ann’s mom.
Latest News: The beloved children’s brand launched its 25th anniversary celebration, supported by a major marketing campaign. A live stage show entitled “The Magic School Bus Live: THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE” launches this month. Scholastic Media announces the release of The Magic School Bus: Oceans for Nintendo DS, available at retail this fall for $19.99. A new “Touch & Tilt” app about dinosaurs just debuted on the iPad.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Wordgirl Premiere – ON PBS KIDS GO!
“WHERE HAVE ALL THE VILLAINS GONE?” (plus one other WordGirl adventure)
Ms. Question concocts a brilliant plan to get rid of WordGirl: eliminate the city’s villains so WordGirl is no longer needed. Will Ms. Question be able to keep WordGirl away? Or will a villain-less city need its hero after all? The Vocabulary Words of that show are: Eliminate, Entire