Peppa Pig Live Tour Traveling Through New Zealand and August

Coseup Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt logoChildren throughout the world love to watch Peppa Pig on the television, but nowt they don’t have to be in front of an electronic device to be entertained by the cute and adorable little pig. Peppa Pig’s Live show is making its way through New Zealand and Australia. The live show features Peppa with her little brother George and several of their friends. In Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt. Peppa goes on a treasure Hunt with George and Danny Dog. Of course this fantastic treasure hunt will include seeing and going along with other friends like Grandpa Pig, Zoe Zebra, Polly Parrot, Pedro Pony, and Grandpa Dog.
Peppa Pig may be touring down under, but it was first started in England. Now the shows airs throughout the world. It is one of the most watched children television show in Australia. It is definitely a hit in living rooms across the world, and letOn Boat Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt’s hope that it is just as fun and enjoyable in person. But with Peppa Pig involved, it is bound to great.

Taco Bell Takes Away Kids Meals

Taco Bell Kid's Meal
Taco Bell Kid’s Meal

Taco Bell has discontinued serving kids meals.  In the press release issued from the company, it seemed that the kids menu was not making too much financial sense.    They said that they were going to concentrate their efforts in other areas- and that would make sense.   “Pioneering this change on our menu is a bold move for our industry, and it makes sense for Taco Bell,” said [Taco Bell CEO Greg] Creed. “We’ll be able to better focus on creating new and inventive items that our customers love.”

I have no experience with the kid’s meals at Taco Bell because I have never purchase any.    If I go to Taco Bell with the family, I would usually purchase the multiple family taco deals that have approximately 10 tacos in the pack (sorry I cannot remember the exact number).

Now when I want to eat tacos I make them at home.  Making tacos at home can be something fun and fast that the family can do together-you can make them to your liking.  But when you are on the road it Taco Bell would be the easiest choice.  Now some food choices at the restaurant have to be made without including any kid’s menu items.

Many Ways to Give to to Kids this Christmas Season

When the holidays rolls around parents are planning to find the perfect gift for their child.   There are many different options when it comes to toys, clothes, electronics, or even furniture.   But some children , because of financial difficulties , will not be getting toys this Christmas.    Even when the economy is spectacular,   there are families that cannot afford to give their child a present.   Now as we continue to dig ourselves out of the economic crises that the United States and the world has faced the last few years, there are less people able to donate gifts and  more people in need of donations.    Several different organizations are working to make sure that every child get to receive a gift.       Toys for Tots has been around for years and continues to serve the community with their toy donations.     You can visit there website to find out how to donate toys and how to request toys.     The Salvation Army also collects and distributes toys to children.   Along with these large organizations there are smaller local organizations that also collect decorations in your community where you can help others or find assistance for your family.

Saturday Morning for Preschoolers on NBC

NBC teamed up with PBS Sprout to create a block Saturday morning programming geared toward kids.   NBC has officially named the time block NBC Kids.  NBC kids will show several shows that are currently airing on the Sprout show.  The line-up includes: “The Wiggles,” Sprout’s “Noodle & Doodle,” Jim Henson’s “Pajanimals,” “Poppy Cat,” “Justin Time,” as well as the popular “LazyTown,.”  Is this the beginning of NBC’s venture into their own children’s channel?  Maybe.  Several stations like Nickelodeon and Disney started airing the “junior” version of their shows on certain time blocks of their established stations before venturing out and creating a distinct “junior” station:   Nick Jr. television station has been around for several years, and the Disney Junior station started airing this March.    But, for the time being children can watch NBC Kids on Saturday morning starting July 7th.

Pajanimals Becomes a Full Length Series on PBS Sprout

Children and Parents that watch the PBS Sprout Goodnight show are familiar with the Pajanimals. The Pajanimals have been seen a short segments on PBS Sprout for several years. Now the show is airing as a regular series on the network. The Show is co-produced by The Jim Henson Company, the same ones behind shows like: Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, Fraggle Rock, and Muppet Babies.

The PAJANIMALS series follows the amazing adventures of four sweet and gentle characters—Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo—who were designed and built by the world-famous Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ from original concepts by Los Angeles-based toy and clothing designer, artist Jeff Muncy. Through their imaginary journeys, these cuddly musical puppets venture out on amazing journey of discovery, modeling the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully.

PBS Kids Christmas Specials this Holdiday Season.

Christmas Season is a time for singing Christmas carols and watching those traditional Christmas movies and shows.    Several different channels are airing special holiday and Christmas specials of their television shows.  PBS has a lineup of children shows that will be feature holiday specials.

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! — “Reindeer Games” NEW

Nick and Sally can’t find their sled that’s buried under the snow. Cat’s friend Magnus the reindeer is great at finding things in the snow.  Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.  And when Nick and Sally find Magnus’ old antlers, they can shovel snow now too and find their sled!

CURIOUS GEORGE — “A Very Monkey Christmas”

Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There’s only one dilemma – neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.

DINOSAUR TRAIN — “Dinosaurs in the Snow” and “Cretaceous Conifers”

“Dinosaurs in the Snow”

Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole – where it’s cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.

“Cretaceous Conifers”

The whole Pteranodon family travels to Troodon Town to help Mom celebrate her favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about evergreen conifer trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.    

SUPER WHY! — “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring…except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa’s childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday.

SID THE SCIENCE KID — “Sid’s Holiday Adventure”

Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it’s always sunny and warm.  But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it’s chilly and cold.  Sid wonders why it can’t be warm everywhere.  At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!

WORDWORLD — “The Christmas Star” and “A Christmas Present for Dog”

“The Christmas Star”

It’s the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. But while he sleeps, someone leaves him a wonderful present: the letters S-T-A-R…

“A Christmas Present for Dog”

It’s Christmas morning, and all the WordFriends are excited by the presents Santa has brought for them! Pig has a sled, Bear has a doll and Ant has a cookie. But not all the letters for Dog’s present came down his chimney. All he has is a B-A-L. Bear gets filled with the Christmas spirit and makes a sacrifice to ensure Dog’s Christmas will be merry!

BARNEY & FRIENDS — “Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa”

It’s Christmas in the park and BJ dreams of getting a new glove to go with his beloved big league baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his cherished drum.  When Barney reminds them that Christmas is about more than getting gifts, they decide to give each other his dream gift…even if it means parting with a most-loved belonging.  They learn the true meaning of Christmas, and, in the end, “Santa Barney” makes everything right by restoring the drum and baseball.

CAILLOU — “Caillou’s Christmas” and “Winter!”

“Caillou’s Christmas”

Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun – you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors’ home and Caillou imagines he’s really ‘dashing through the snow’ in a horse and sleigh.

“Winter!”

Wintertime brings lots of new experiences. Sarah teaches Caillou to build a snowman, Dad helps him stay upright on his ice skates (and picks him up when he falls down), and Mom shows Caillou the fine points of downhill skiing, including how not to be afraid of the ski lift. When Caillou and Dad get to the vendor too late to buy a good Christmas tree, they decorate one in the yard instead. All the beautiful colored lights chase away the winter gloom. Also, Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year.  He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance!

ARTHUR — “Arthur’s New Year’s Eve”

What exactly happens at midnight, December 31st? There are plenty of rumors, but no one seems to know for sure. Arthur is determined to stay up and discover the horrifying truth.

WORDGIRL — “Oh Holiday Cheese!”

Who moved the Botsfords’ cheese? In a brand new episode of WORDGIRL, Dr. Two Brains uses his cheese-swiping ray to ruin the holiday spirit of young Becky Botsford and her family. Can WordGirl save the party and teach Dr. Two Brains an important lesson about his curmudgeonly ways?

CYBERCHASE — “When Penguins Fly” and “Starlight Night”

“When Penguins Fly”

Penguins can’t fly – or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad’s friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn’t want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too?

“Starlight Night”

It’s Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes — all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

MAYA & MIGUEL — “Miguel’s Wonderful Life”

What might life be like without Maya? At first, it seems like Miguel’s Maya-made troubles are over, but then Miguel sees how the lack of Maya’s influence has adversely affected the world: Maggie and Chrissy aren’t friends because Maya’s not there to help them sort out their differences and Mr. Nguyen isn’t their teacher because Maya wasn’t there to make him feel appreciated. Miguel soon regrets wishing Maya away, and poof! The world goes back to normal. Maya is back and Miguel couldn’t be happier to have a twin sister.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Includes Many Children Favorites

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always been a fun event adults and kids.  There are many different characters from popular children television shows.   The parade will air Thanksgiving Day on NBC from 9 am till noon

Dora the Explorer Float

Dora the Explorer will be there with a special Holiday parade float.

Latina heroine Dora the Explorer is returning to the Parade on a brand new float.  The colorful float features Dora, one of the most iconic preschool characters in the world, and a 12-foot tall Christmas tree decorated with dazzling ornaments and some very special gifts.  Dora and her friends will showcase their most recent adventure, where they teach their friend Swiper the true spirit of the holidays. As with every Dora adventure, there are lessons to be learned and the new float features elements of Swiper’s future if he doesn’t learn the true spirit of the season.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Balloon

See the new Diary of A Wimpy Kid balloon take flight this Thanksgiving. At 60-feet long, 25-feet wide, and 56-feet tall, “wimpy” is not the right word to describe this balloon behemoth. From the look on his face, we have a feeling Greg will be writing about this holiday experience just as soon as he makes it to the Parade finish line.

Kung Fu Panda Balloon

At more than 16,000 cubic feet of helium, Po from Kung Fu Panda™ is truly a larger-than-life master of the ancient Chinese art of Kung Fu. Designed by the magicians at Macy’s Parade Studio, Po is created with the help of more than half a mile of fabric and is covered in 17 gallons of paint. For his Parade debut, Po the Panda measures 42-feet tall, 46-feet long, and 34-feet wide, giving him the scale to take giant leaps down the route, poised to deliver his signature martial arts moves along the way.

iCarly

Star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly and teen sensation Miranda Cosgrove will be riding aboard the Statue of Liberty float accompanied by the endearingly mischievous Minions, in support of Despicable Me’s Blu-ray/DVD release on Dec. 14.

Big Time Rush

Nickelodeon/Columbia Records group Big Time Rush — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Logan Henderson — will perform their current hit “Til I Forget About You” on the Bridge to the Future float.

Victorious

Nickelodeon’s newest rising teen star, Victoria Justice, will perform “Freak the Freak Out,” an original song from her hit comedy Victorious, on the Build-A-Bear Workshop®’s float.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Pop-culture icon and eternal optimist SpongeBob SquarePants will make his sixth appearance when he takes a special holiday trip to soak up the sights and sounds of the New York City. Based on the number-one animated kids’ show on TV, the SpongeBob balloon will absorb more than 16,200 cubic feet of helium to fly down the route.  Although it may appear square, the SpongeBob balloon isn’t square at all; it is actually a single chamber sphere, made intricately square-shaped by more than 600 internal tie-lines. Looking dapper as always, SpongeBob stands at 62-feet high, 38-feet wide and 28-feet long.

Samuri Power Rangers

The most successful kids’ action series returns with a bang when the Samurai Power Rangers descend upon the streets of New York. Utilizing their Samurai powers, which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth, the Rangers will embark on their first journey together as they escort the Planet Earth balloon through the streets of Manhattan.

Some of the other characters in floats will include:

Some of the Floats will be

  • Snoopy’s Dog House
  • Smurf Mushroom House

So there are a lot of performances, floats, and  balloons for children to look forward to seeing during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Saratoga Springs Public Library Presents Arthur Books Author-Marc Brown

Marc Brown will be at the Lake Avenue School Auditorium in Saratoga Springs, NY for a special presentation.  This event is being made possible by the Saratoga Springs Public Library.  Marc Brown is the author the Arthur books.  These books have been grown into a television series that appears on PBS.  Brown will be discussing the Arthur, and the other books he has been written and illustrated.  The presentation will take place October 20,2010 at 7 p.m.

Disney Fairies and Peter Pan Star Tinker Bell to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tinker Bell will be getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been an honor  entertainers have enjoyed for years.    Usually it is real life individuals, but there have been characters that have had an impact in entertainment that have received their own star.  Tinker Bell is not the first character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  She joins Big Bird, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Godzilla, Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, Rugrats, Shrek, The Simpsons, Snow White, Winnie-the-Pooh and Woody Woodpecker.

Tinker Bell is known for her supporting role in Peter Pan.  She has recently appeared with many of her fairy friends in the Disney Fairies movies.   Her walk of fame star will coincide with the release of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on DVD on September 21, 2010.

Source:Beverely Hills Courier

Nickelodeon Stations Will Go Blank for a Couple Hours on September 25th

September 25th is the Seventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play.  This is a day for kids and their families to get off the couch and away from of all those electronic devices that keep them busy but physically inactive.  During the day children are encouraged to go outside and play.  From noon to 3 p.m. during that day Nickelodeon stations will not air their shows.  Before and after that time Nickelodeon shows will broadcast.  Big Time Rush will be the ones to turn off the Nickelodeon shows, while True Jackson VP star Keke Palmer will turn the show back on.  So while those show are off don’t just switch to another station, try to think of some fun outside events for you and your kids to do that day.