PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! are offering loads of Halloween treats and surprises with spooky/kooky themed programming on Oct. 31, 2006 (check local listings). On PBS KIDS GO!, early elementary school kids may use division to help thwart Hackers holiday hijinks in a new CYBERCHASE episode and find out what it takes to make it to a giant pumpkin competition on POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER.
For more treats, kids may go online to pbskids.org and pbskidsgo.org for e-cards, printable coloring pages, make-your-own Halloween masks and much more. Parents can find Halloween safety tips, recipes and costume ideas, in addition to themed educational activities to promote early math, creativity and more at PBS Parents (pbsparents.org).
CYBERCHASE Online (pbskidsgo.org/cyberchase) visitors may also download and sing along with the full "Halloween Howl" song. Through CYBERCHASEs Parents & Teachers section, parents and educators may access tips on how to make math less tricky and more of a treat by doing things, such as letting kids figure out how much candy to buy, organizing candy and budgeting time for trick-or-treating.
On PBS KIDS:
BERENSTAIN BEARS (Episode 110)
Trick or Treat Brother and Sister plan to avoid Widder Jones' house when they go trick-or-treating because neighborhood lore has it that she's a witch. Mama knows Widder Jones personally and tells the cubs what a sweet person she is.
JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS (Episode 109) Song of the Banshee When Piggley, Ferny and Dannan hear strange noises in the barn, Piggley decides it's the "song of the banshee which frightens Dannan more than she wants to admit.
TELETUBBIES (Episode 535) Pumpkin Face The Teletubbies leave their favorite things to watch Alex make a pumpkin head. Laa-Laa and Dipsy are very impressed with the pumpkin until it wears Dipsy's hat.
On PBS KIDS GO!:
CYBERCHASE (Episode 501) NEW The Halloween Howl The annual Halloween Howl bash in Castleblanca promises to be spooktacular until Hacker takes over the Mayors Castle and brings its seven stone gargoyles to life. To gain control of the creepy creatures, the CyberSquad must figure out how to use division to evenly split up bunches of garlic and rock candy.
ARTHUR (Episode 804) Fernkenstein's Monster Inspired by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Fern tells a tale so scary that Arthur and the gang become afraid of her! Binky decides to teach D.W. to dance, but she just doesn't seem to get the moves.
MAYA & MIGUEL (Episode 109) La Calavera When Maya wants to add some oomph to her presentation about Mexico for school, she consults her Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera, or skull made of sugar, that is used in the yearly Day of the Dead celebration. Her presentation goes well, but Maya loses the calavera and goes to great lengths to have the calavera re-made.
POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER (Episode 104) The Giant Pumpkins Near Mt. Hood, Buster meets some regular-sized kids who grow giant pumpkins for competition.
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