Las Vegas – The upcoming animated preschool series Peg + Cat follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. Peg + Cat premieres Monday, October 7 at 9 a.m. on Vegas PBS with a special one-hour broadcast of two back-to-back episodes, along with integrated online and mobile content.
Each episode features a story in which Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. Their adventures take viewers from a farm to a distant planet, from a pirate island to a prehistoric valley, from Romeo and Juliet's Verona to Cleopatra's Egypt to New York's Radio City Music Hall. While teaching specific math lessons, the series displays the value of resilience and perseverance in problem-solving.
Peg + Cat is a multiplatform media experience that includes interactive mobile and online content. The property offers games and other resources online at PBSKids.org/Peg. Additional interactive features, including more games, streaming video, parent and educator resources and a mobile app, will launch along with the on-air premiere.
“The addition of Peg + Cat to Vegas PBS’ daily lineup of educational programming for children will fill a critical need for early childhood development in the area of math,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “While the adventures of Peg and Cat will be engaging to both boys and girls, we believe that Peg will be a positive role model for girls, helping to discredit the stereotype that ‘math is for boys, not for girls,’ – girls are just as interested in math and can have just as much fun as Peg does during her explorations.”
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Vegas PBS also provides multiple resources to teachers; including TeacherLine professional development courses and One Place, an educational media services and online management system for the Clark County School District. Ready To Learn is the literary and life-skills outreach to CCSD Title I schools; Keeping Kids Fit, is a long-term project addressing childhood obesity and Reading for Smiles promotes dental hygiene.