There’s a new problem for PEG + CAT to solve, and tomorrow, September 15, 2017, they’ll tackle it in an all-new episode premiering nationally on PBS KIDS! The Mariachi Problem features an appearance from the internationally-acclaimed Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the first and only all-women mariachi band to hail from New York. The seven members of Mariachi Flor de Toloache play themselves in their first-ever animated appearance, and sing original counting songs as they help Cat serenade his lady love, Rosana, on a fun road trip to Mexico. The episode premiere is timed to the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month, and today The Fred Rogers Company and The Rock Father™ are pleased to give you an exclusive look at a brand-new clip!
About the Series: Airing daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings), Peg + Cat is an animated math-based series for children ages 3-5 years old. The show follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills. In each 12 minute episode, Peg and Cat face A REALLY BIG PROBLEM, a messy funny crisis they must somehow solve without totally freaking out!
Along the way, they grapple with all kinds of loony, loopy obstacles, under intense time pressure. They write out diagrams and charts on the graph paper that comprises their background. They interact with one another in their own quirky, comical way. And somehow, they always find a way to solve the math and save the day.
Peg + Cat will inspire preschoolers’ natural curiosity about math and help them develop new skills and strategies for solving problems creatively in their daily lives. Through engaging characters, whimsical stories, and songs, the show will celebrate the ways in which math plays a role in their world.
By using characters kids relate to and laugh with, and situations they’re thrilled and entertained by, PEG + CAT makes math problems cool.
You never know who Peg and Cat may encounter along the way! In addition to Mariachi Flor de Toloache, prima ballerina Misty Copeland made a guest appearance on the show and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) played the President of the United States. Peg + Cat has also featured animated versions of icons from Billie Holiday to Beethoven, Emily Dickinson to Einstein, Marie Curie and more!
Check out PBSKIDS.org/peg for more.