Part of our budget cutting as well as time management is not having cable. While the girls sometimes think they are missing out on some channels (only when they hear their friends talk about it).
However, they have been able to find a ton of fun shows on PBS. One of the 6 year old’s favorites is Wild Kratts. The most recent episode “Lost at Sea” airs on Monday, Jan. 21. It is a two-episode special in which the Kratt brothers – zoologists, brothers, and producers/stars of PBS KIDS’ WILD KRATTS – will dive under the sea to help kids explore natural science topics. The girls got a sneak peak and they really like it. They have fun telling us all of the animal facts that they learn while watching the show. Of course they also want to go visit the aquarium, too!
“Blowfish Blowout” When the miniaturized Kratt bros are swept up and lost in a swath of plankton, they become part of a crowd of fish larvae all headed to the most populated and diverse habitat on Earth — the coral reef. As Aviva and the gang search for them, the lost bros take up residence on the reef alongside a newfound porcupinefish friend, who will hopefully show them how to survive in this fish-eat-fish world until they are rescued. But when Donita shows up searching for a special Sea Crown fit for a fashion queen, the gang must return the favor and rescue their friend.
“Speaking Dolphinese” The Wild Kratts team is on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth — dolphins! With the help of Aviva’s experimental Dolphin Decoder and two young dolphin tutors, Chris and Martin join a pod and try to speak “dolphinese.” But when their newfound friends are caught in a jam with the dolphins’ only true creature enemy — a hungry shark — the bros are embroiled in a hair-raising rescue mission that tests their new creature language skills.
PBS KIDS just launched the newest addition to their app family – WILD KRATTS Creature Power app! Available exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, kids follow the ever-adventurous Kratt brothers, Chris and Martin, in the app as they dive into the world of animals with three new interactive animal adventures. Intended for children ages 4-8, the science-focused app enables kids to explore special creature powers as they pollinate flowers, bathe elephants and feed a family of raccoons. The WILD KRATTS Creature Power App is available for $2.99.
Make sure you check out the show Monday on PBS and check out the new app.
*We received a copy of the screener to facilitate the review. All thoughts are my own.