US pubcaster PBS Kids’ 18-year-old Arthur brand is anchoring a new mobile-friendly family health website that offers nutritional information, games, videos and other resources designed to help parents and educators talk to kids about important health issues.
What is it going to take to win the battle of streaming services? What features will score subscribers and glue those eyeballs to the screen? This week, Dr. Carla Fisher performed an informal review of 13 children’s on-demand video streaming services and shares her thoughts on stand-out features.
Kids looking to improve their vocabulary skills by tuning into Scholastic Media’s language-themed animated series WordGirl can look forward to seventh and eighth seasons, thanks to a PBS Kids pick up of 26 brand-new episodes.
With tablets dominating US Black Friday sales last weekend, a takeover appears to be in full swing. Perpetuating the trend are new numbers from PBS Kids that indicate tablets are tops on parents’ holiday tech purchases list, edging out videogame consoles by more than 10%.
Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story Entertainment has sold animated preschool series Peg + Cat to ABC TV Australia, HOP (Israel), Mini-Mini (Poland) and E-Junior (UAE) following the show’s launch earlier this month on PBS Kids in the US.
Whole Foods Market has joined forces with PBS Kids in a new partnership that provides online and in-store resources in support of nutrition for kids and families.
PBS Kids has made Hit Entertainment’s Thomas & Friends brand more digitally savvy, putting full episodes of the show online and on mobile devices through its video app.
As master publishing licensee for the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood brand, Simon & Schuster will launch story, picture, novelty, activity and non-interactive eBooks starting in January 2014.
Canada’s Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment have received a third season order from PBS Kids and Canadian pubcaster TVO for Wild Kratts.
As a crop of new math-based series become available to young kids, PBS Kids has launched It All Adds Up, an awareness effort that will support the development of early math and literacy skills in children ages two to eight from low-income families. Among the set of free resources is a new app and online game property.
Check out our latest issue of iKids Digital! We've got the scoop on the latest social media marketing tactics, the tablets that kids and parents can't put down, and new insights on how youth are using social networking sites.