ARTHUR- Baby Kate's Adventure Week WXXI KIDS Summer Reading Program

ARTHUR- Baby Kate's Adventure Week WXXI KIDS Summer Reading Program

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 7:00am - Fri, 06/22/2012 - 6:30pm

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When School's Out The Learning Doesn't Stop!

During the summer, WXXI KIDS' helps to prevent the “summer slide” by focusing on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming, online resources, video clips and episodes, apps, online games and activities. Each week will feature reading-related episodes from different PBS KIDS series on TV and new postings of related resources, games and apps at the WXXI Education site.

ARTHUR—“Baby Kate Adventure Week” kicks off on June 18 at 7:00am and 4:00Pm on WXXI-TV 21.1 Cable 11/1011 and features the following episodes:

“Fifteen” - Parts 1 & 2 – June 18
“Around the World in 11-Minutes/Muffy and the Big Bad Blog” – June 19
“Paradise Lost/The Pride of Lakewood“ – June 20
“The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes a Stand” – June 21
“Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery/Strangers on a Train” – June 22

Check out online games and videos at PBS Kids Arthur site

Free Arthur Episode Download from I-Tunes this week! (FREE ONLY For the Week of June 18th)
Download: Arthur Baby Kate Adventure Episode: Paradise Lost

Printable Activities (PDF) :

 

Episode Descriptions:

“Fifteen” - Parts 1 & 2 – June 18

How much can Arthur and his friends do in 15 minutes?  Arthur tries to race home to find his report and get back to school before class starts.  George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show "15 minutes of Fame." Kate and Pal try to defeat the "Red Claw" and their mission of getting kids to play with cats by eliminating all imaginary friends. Can they all accomplish these missions impossible before the clock counts all the way down?  Only time will tell!

 

“Around the World in 11-Minutes/Muffy and the Big Bad Blog” – June 19

Pal, Baby Kate, Amigo, and Mei Lin enthusiastically accept Nemo's dare to travel around the world and make it back in 11 minutes.  After all, there's a prized pork chop and a lot of pride on the line!  Adventuring by plane, hot-air balloon and motor scooters, the gang encounters many obstacles along the way - mostly because of Nemo's meddling! - but giddily experience the joys of global expedition.

 

Muffy discovers that web blogging is a great way to keep her readers up to date with her every move…whether they're interested or not!  But then she goes too far and publicizes a disagreement with Francine.  Can Muffy learn that some things really are better left private?

 

“Paradise Lost/The Pride of Lakewood“ – June 20

Baby Kate is growing up!  She's started saying her first words.  But strangely enough, the more words she learns, the less she seems to understand their dog, Pal.  The two head off to the Children's Zoo in search of the Dolly Llama for an explanation, and to see if they can reverse the process.  Along the way, they learn that growing up is inevitable and maybe it isn't so bad.

 

To boost school pride, Arthur and his classmates form the Lakewood Pride Committee, which immediately and fervently adds members, distributes buttons and creates special chants.  But Brain and Sue Ellen, feeling pressured, decide they don't want to join - and  are accused of not loving their school.  Can they prove that they're proud of Lakewood Elementary even if they're not part of this new group?

 

“The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes a Stand” – June 21

It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity.  Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV?  Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions!

 

Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling.  But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester.  Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble? 

 

“Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery/Strangers on a Train” – June 22

Nadine, D.W.'s imaginary friend is missing!  Baby Kate, Pal, Amigo, and Nemo are all on the case and won't give up until this mystery is solved - even if some fur gets ruffled along the way!  Could the Tibbles be hiding Nadine?  Or is the solution to the mystery closer to home?

 

Sue Ellen can't wait to travel on an old-fashioned train with her mom.  It will be just like those black and white movies!  But once onboard, Sue Ellen discovers that the train is not as spectacular as she had hoped - until she finds a mysterious diary on board.  Could it belong to the ghost of the "Crown City Star"??



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