If you’re new to THE ROCK FATHER, you might not know that I’ve actually written a couple of pieces for the “Parenting” section of Sproutonline, the digital extension of Sprout Channel (you can read them here and here) as a member of their “Kindness Crew.” The 24-hour preschool channel has been an important part of our lives for the past four years, so it’s always exciting when they have news to share, and today I have just that. Their March programming highlights begin NOW with Oscar Weekend, and wrap-up with the very-appropriate, Music Week. Take a peek at what goodies you and your little ones can enjoy together this month…
Oscar Weekend — Friday, February 28 – March 2: Sprout celebrates its version of Oscar Weekend in its own rotten way. Oscar the Grouch stars in this weekend-long celebration of movies, launches a new season of Sesame Street on Sprout, and co-hosts The Sunny Side Up Show. Joining him on the green carpet is none other than Giuliana Rancic from E! News.
Pajanimal Pajama Party – Sunday, March 9: Get your family ready to “spring forward” with a special Sunday morning block hosted by the Pajanimals.
Scrambled April Fun Day – Tuesday, April 1: Celebrate the fun of April Fool’s Day with a day of playful fun. Wake-up with Nina, Star and The Good Night Show and “wind down” with Sprout’s live, daily Sunny Side Up Show, which will air at 6 pm.
Spring is Sprouting: All month long SproutOnline will spotlight many exciting ways preschoolers and parents can have fun in March.
- Videos Week – Monday, March 3: Get in the spirit of the season by watching various Spring themed clips and videos featuring Sprout’s newest remote-controlled friends the Zerby Derby crew – Zac, Lily, Rex and Axle.
- Games Week – Monday, March 10: Are your little ones up to the challenge of new LazyTown and Justin Time games? There’s only one way to find out. Game on!
–My Little Sproutlet Racer! – Create your own little Sproutlet then race on the tracks against other Sproutlets in three exciting levels. Ready, set, go!
–Cloud Jumper – Jump through the clouds with Bean. Collect SportsCandy, grab power-ups and see how high you can go.
–Catch the SportsCandy – Collect the falling Sports Candy; Catch as many as you can before time runs out!
- Justin Time
–Froggy Bog – Welcome to the Bayou! Help Justin collect all of the frogs by boating up and down.
–Yukon Gold – Hang on tight in the gold mines and collect all of the gold with Justin and Squidgy.
–Ready, Set, Zoom! – Zoom along with Justin by clicking on the roads. Collect flags and avoid the obstacles.
- Mobile Week – Monday, March 17: Take Sprout on the go with the updated Games & Videos app featuring new clips from your favorite Sprout series. The app now features Scribbler, a new coloring activity that preschoolers and parents can enjoy together.
- Music Week – Monday, March 24: Choose music from your favorite Sprout series or check out the most popular videos selected by preschoolers with the updated Sprout Tunes player on SproutOnline.