Adding to its already impressive television line up, PBS has spent the past few weeks gearing up to the premiere of a new children’s educational show Peg + Cat (read Peg Plus Cat). Starting October 7, 2013, kids will have a new show to watch on PBS. Peg + Cat offers a venue where children are exposed to math learning and problem solving through loveable characters. While Sid has Science and Daniel Tiger tackles social skills, Peg and her cat come to solve big math problems.
Peg + Cat brings to life a cute little girl, Peg, voiced by 10 year old Hayley Faith Negrin, and her cat who are total opposites solving problems in a big way through each 11 minute episode. There are a variety of other characters that come and go such as Ramone who is always so helpful. The setting of the show changes based on the theme but always have graph paper in the background, where they sketch out graphs, number and solutions to the problems. The animation consists primarily of line drawings and seems pretty relatable to little ones.
On PBSkids.org you can catch episodes of Peg + Cat as well as find interactive activities for the little ones. My son spent time playing through a few of the games today, which he really enjoyed. In order to give a good idea of how the show runs, I made sure to watch an episode today. It seems to be very cute and relatable to small children, especially girls. Peg has an attitude similar to Dora the Explorer as she seems a little high strung for my liking. Having said that, Peg and her cat work through their adventures with some very cute songs. They tackle math problems in a way children will begin to understand as well.
So take a break from your usual programing and check out Peg+ Cat and make your own opinion about this spunky little girl and her laid back cat. The airing schedule can be found on the PBS website since it varies by location. WKAR broadcasts PBS in the Lansing area and they will be airing Peg + Cat at 9:00 am. There will be two episodes playing in the morning.