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PBS highlights Curious George Halloween show

CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest
CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest

The adorable monkey, Curious George, will get you revved up for Halloween during a one-hour special - CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest on Monday, October 28. The show airs from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on both WVIZ-25 and on Western Reserve Public Media 45 & 49.

I previewed an advanced screening of the special, which celebrates curiosity, friendship and trying new things.

“Consistently a favorite among kids and parents alike, Curious George, takes viewers on adventures grounded in a science and engineering curriculum,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS. “We’re excited to bring this new special from one of our most popular series to families this Halloween on PBS KIDS.

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the “Legend of No Noggin” – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first, George needs to figure out what he’s going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival and give the prize to the Man with the Yellow Hat. Will George be able to put together the perfect costume and find out the truth about No Noggin? Only the curious will find out!

As the show debuts Monday, October 28, PBS also has a new game for web and mobile and new streaming video content online. In the game, players use problem-solving and logical thinking skills as they explore a pumpkin patch with George, encountering playful spooky surprises along the way.

Just as curious as George is, parents should encourage their children to be critical thinkers and to ask questions.

CURIOUS GEORGE, the television series is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way.

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