Tuesday, July 15 2014 13:30

Back to School Preschool: PBS KIDS Brings ARTHUR, DANIEL TIGER, WORDGIRL and CAILLOU to Walmart...

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PBS KIDS VIPCan you believe that Back-to-School Season is already here? In just about a month, I'll officially have a kindergartener, and that sorta weirds me out. Five years of parenting already? Alas, my friends at PBS Distribution have scored a coup, partnering with Walmart for their “BACK TO SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROMOTION,” – designed to entertain children during the summer months when school’s out, but prep them for what lies ahead. Parents can find specially marked (and priced) educational, episodic DVDs from CAILLOU, WORDGIRL, ARTHUR and DANIEL TIGER, each covering the major learning categories taught throughout the academic year such as social skills, reading, math, and science. Here's what you can look for...

wmcaillouInCAILLOU: CAILLOU’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES,” children learn about sports, gardening, Valentine’s Day, and nature.  Episodes include: Caillou the Sports Star, Caillou Outdoors!, Springtime for Caillou, and Caillou Can Do It!  Special features include printable coloring pages and activities.

wmwordgirlIn WORDGIRL: EARTH DAY GIRL, children learn about how they can help save the planet.  WORDGIRL learns that the Earth is having a special celebration (on her birthday!).  She decides to teach the Earth a lesson. Will WORDGIRL find a way to stop the Birthday Girl and save Earth Day? Episodes include: Earth Day Girl, You Can’t Crush City Hall, Two Brain Highway, Jerky Jerk, Tobey or Consequences, Mr. Big, Coupon Madness, and Lady Redundant Woman.

wmarthurIn ARTHUR STANDS UP TO BULLYING,” children join the world's most famous aardvark, eight-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends as they stand up to bullying, learn about teasing, think about friendship, and much more! Episodes include: The Last Tough Customer, Brain's Chess Mess, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, and The Best Day Ever. Special DVD features include printable coloring pages and activities. 

wmdtigerIn DANIEL TIGER NEIGHBORHOOD: LIFE’S LITTLE LESSONS four-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers directly into his world, giving them a kid’s eye view of his life and making them feel like one of his neighbors. As they follow Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers and their families learn fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for dealing with everyday experiences. They learn how to deal with new experiences, take turns with a favorite toy, and bathroom and daily routines. Episodes include: Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty, Daniel Goes to the Potty, Daniel Visits School, Daniel Visits the Doctor, Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car, Katerina Shares her Tutu, Good Morning, Daniel, and Goodnight, Daniel.  Special features include printable activities and coloring pages.

Look for these specially-marked packages in your local Walmart store, or order online. For more great PBS KIDS content, check out PBSKIDS.org!
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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