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PEEP and the Big Wide World™

PEEP and the Big Wide World--image of TV series character

"PEEP and the Big Wide World," an animated series that gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers, is the newest addition to The Learning Channel's and Discovery Kids' commercial-free and sponsor-free programming block, "Ready Set Learn!" Actress Joan Cusack narrates the show, which breaks new ground by teaching toddlers basic science concepts and skills like measuring, comparing and estimating. Young viewers follow a baby chicken named Peep, a robin named Chirp and a duck named Quack as the cartoon friends investigate mysterious animal tracks, discover shadows, learn the truths of gravity and otherwise explore their world. The program also has an accompanying Web site (http://peepandthebigwideworld.com) so that kids and their parents can keep experimenting long after the television is turned off. Produced by WGBH-Boston and 9 Story Entertainment, in association with TVOntario and Discovery Kids, "PEEP and the Big Wide World" is based on the original artwork of Oscar-nominated, Danish animator Kai Pindal and has a theme song performed by Blues legend Taj Mahal.

Visit the PEEP and the Big Wide World web site:
For kids: http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/kids/
For adults: http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/parents/
For media: http://pressroom.wgbh.org/pages/peep.html



Image credit: © 2003 WGBH