If some how, some way, you didn’t grow up watching PBS, a.k.a. the home of Sesame Street, then you will be all the more in love with the educational programming. In fact, the destination for Downton Abbey (ahem) has a fun new show coming up on the PBS schedule for kids. PLUS! Check out the new PBS Kids games, an app for parents that’s FREE and even apps to get kids excited about math and reading! For Kids Entertainment has your scoop!
1. PEG + CAT
Get ready for the spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they travel to farms, purple planets and more while they solve the challenge of the day and prove that math is everywhere! The very first back to back episodes will air this fall on Monday, October 7.
To get your kids excited, be sure to check out the free Peg + Cat Games — click here!
2. PBS Parents Play & Learn App
Check out this FREE app designed for parents to play with their kids. Based on familiar destinations such as the grocery store, restaurant and even your very own kitchen, it’s designed to make learning math and reading a fun experience for kids! With more than a dozen games to choose from, help build math skills, including counting, measurement and estimation, and literacy skills, such as letter identification, rhyming and vocabulary!
FREE from the App Store
3. The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet
Also encouraging math and reading, this app uses skills to help Marcus and Jessica escape from Prankster Planet and get back to Earth! From addition to problem solving and more, kids can “dance their way back to Earth.”
Features include: Collaborative play, digital board game, hours of unrepeated fast-paced games, physical challenges, group activities, and more!
FREE; iPad, Kindle Tablet – App Store
4. Dinosaur Train App
Based on the hit science themed show, kids can “play through three math-based games focused on sorting, balance and counting to help Gilbert get Troodon Town ready for the big event – the Classic in the Jurassic, Jr. games!”
$2.99; iPad — App Store