-- Spanish Language Versions of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBRHOOD, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SCIGIRLS, CYBERCHASE, and CAILLOU now available --
Arlington, VA June 6 2019 – PBS Distribution today announced the launch of Spanish language versions of a variety of PBS KIDS programs on the PBS KIDS Amazon Prime Video Channel. This new En Español content, which debuted on the PBS KIDS Amazon Prime Video Channel on May 24, includes DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SCIGIRLS, CYBERCHASE, and CAILLOU.
Andrea Downing, Co-President, PBS Distribution said, “We’re excited to expand our PBS KIDS channel offering to include a selection of episodes presented in Spanish. Our aim is to provide educational and entertaining programming for all kids, and this expansion helps further that mission. “
The launch includes a total of 30 episodes of PBS KIDS programming available in Spanish. Subscribers of the PBS KIDS Amazon Prime Channel will not need to pay any extra fee for the newly available programs. Below is a brief synopsis of each series:
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This series tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler, Daniel Tiger, using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and life.
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while sparking an interest in life science, natural history, and paleontology. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans.
From their own backyards to a NASA research center, these middle school girls and their female STEM professional mentors are seriously into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They track toads, count clouds and much more, all in the name of citizen science.
In the world of Cyberchase, three adventurous Earth kids – Inez, Jackie and Matt – are summoned into cyberspace by Motherboard and use math and problem-solving to foil the dastardly villain Hacker. Packed with mystery, humor and action, and starring diverse role models who approach math with persistence and confidence, Cyberchase shows that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it.
Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Surrounded by his parents, his little sister, Rosie, his grandparents and friends his age, Caillou discovers the world and just can't wait to grow up! Everything around him is an excuse to embark on exciting adventures, learn new things and have fun. Whether he's at school, at home or in a park, Caillou finds opportunities for learning and growing everywhere!
Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to more than 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About PBS Distribution
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