Martha’s Thanksgiving + others

Martha's ThanksgivingOn Monday, November 19, 2012, Martha Speaks premieres a brand-new, two-part episode “Martha’s Thanksgiving.” The special Thanksgiving episode will air all week long at 5 p.m. on KLRU!

Martha learns that Helen’s extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving and decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha’s mother? In search for her mom, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason they were separated. Can Martha and her friends solve the mystery and find her mom in time for the family reunion? Tune-in all Thanksgiving as this special episode will be airing all week long.

Additional Thanksgiving programming:

DANIEL TIGER NEIGHBORHOOD #114
Thank you, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You
Daniel Tiger takes a day to thank those around him.
Monday, November 2o, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 5:30 a.m.

WILD KRATTS #205
Happy Turkey Day
Monday, November 19, 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, 4 p.m.

NEW Wild Kratts’ episodes!

WILD KRATTS: Race for the Hippo DiscWILD KRATTS will have new episodes this week, followed by four more premieres during “Weird Kratts Week,” October 22-26, and a new spidery Halloween episode on October 31, at 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

October 16, 2012 – #202 “Race for the Hippo Disc”
When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts go into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. Science Concept: Territoriality.

October 17, 2012 – #203 “Creature Power Challenge”
After getting caught in the middle of a tussle between a grumpy rhino and an outraged elephant, Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what are stronger – elephant or rhino powers. Science Concept: Animals have adaptations for where and how they live.

October 18, 2012 – #204 “Termites vs. Tongues”
When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them. Science Concept:Predator/prey relationship.

October 22, 2012- #129 “Seasquatch”
The Kratt brothers’ sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea’s hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The WILD KRATTS team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. With a little help from the Yeti crab, Martin and Chris are able to capture the this energy and use it to restart the amphi-sub and return to the surface.Science Concepts: Chemosynthesis; how special deep sea creatures transform such toxic chemicals into energy.

October 23, 2012 – #133 “Gecko Effect”

There’s a mystery to be solved, as the WILD KRATTS team wonders how a Gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses the Miniaturizer to shrink and discover it’s all about physics. But in the meantime, Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and now imprisons them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new Gecko Powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world. Science Concept: Physics – Objects have electrical charges that attract one another. The gecko’s toe pad structure enhances these charges so much that they can “stick to” smooth surfaces.

October 24, 2012 – #139 “Googly Eye”
The Kratt brothers secretly “borrow” Aviva’s half-finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. Then, when the tarsier troop is in danger of losing one of their own, Chris and Martin must tap into their newfound understanding of nocturnal living and help the troubled tarsier family. Science Concept: Nocturnal-vision creatures are creatures that come out at night. Eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. They have a feature called an iris that opens or closes the pupil to let more or less light in.

October 25, 2012 – #135 “Quillber”

It’s Aviva’s birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African crested porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways to defend themselves from predators, one of which comes in handy to protect the porcupines from Zach’s latest animal collection scheme. Science Concept: Defense strategies; animals have different ways to defend themselves from predators. Some animals, like porcupines, have highly specialized features designed to ward off predators. Porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense.

October 31, 2012 – #208 “Spiders”
When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the WILD KRATTS team sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets: spider silk. Science Concept: Biotechnology – Humans can develop new objects by taking cues from nature.

WILD KRATTS also just launched Creaturepedia, an online animal encyclopedia that includes information on each animal’s creature powers, diet, geographic location and more, as well as video content, available on PBSKIDS.org/wildkratts.

October Programs for Kids!

Arthur celebrates his 15th seasonOctober 10th, ARTHUR premiers it’s 15th season with a full week of new episodes from October 10-14 at 3pm.

#1501 Fifteen, Parts I-II
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!
#1502 I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom’s hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky’s worst fear? Because now won’t everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby? Whistling in the Wind – Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can’t? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?

#1503: Buster’s Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland
Buster’s Secret Admirer – Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. Could it be Fern? Muffy? Francine?! It’s driving him crazy! Who could possibly like him that much?? The Last King of Lambland – James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland…a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal’s! Will this new-found power go straight to James’ head?

#1504: Cents-Less/Buster the Lounge Lizard
Cents-Less – Mr. Ratburn decides it’s time for his class to learn a little about money…or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Will the kids survive!? And can’t Muffy just use her credit card?? Or will she figure out how to use an actual skill and…barter? Buster the Lounge Lizard – Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher’s lounge, where no student dares to enter. Until…now?

#1505: To Eat or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T.
To Eat or Not to Eat – A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he – and all the other kids – may not find the truth appetizing. S.W.E.A.T. – It’s time for the kids at Lakewood Elementary to take the Stoddard-Wilkins Elementary Aptitude Test, or “S.W.E.A.T.” But with anxiety running high, it becomes clear that the kids need to learn some relaxation techniques. Luckily, Mrs. MacGrady is on hand to teach them a thing or two about de-stressing.

Wild Kratts: Cheetah and cub in the sunsetWILD KRATTS “Predator Week” premieres October 17-21 at 4pm.
#137: Stuck on Sharks
Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva’s incredible Remora Rocketsub to “stick with” a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before – the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend.

#125: Mimic
While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, ‘cat-naps’ the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it’s ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger – is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah.

#134: Little Howler
Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack.

#140: Raptor Roundup
Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can. But the evil endangered species chef, Gaston Gourmand has his own plan for the raptors and has been capturing them all in his quest to find the tastiest bird wing. Will the Wild Kratts team succeed in rescuing the raptors before they become Gourmand’s next gourmet delicacy? They’ll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey – to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong – living free and in the wild!

#137: Stuck on Sharks
Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva’s incredible Remora Rocketsub to “stick with” a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before – the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend.

Barney and friends on gondola in VeniceBARNEY & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD OF ADVENTURE, October 21, 11-noon.
Barney invites Ben & Emma aboard an imaginary Hot Air Balloon for a fun-filled journey around the world. As they drift along, going where the wind takes them, they remember past visits to the various countries they’re passing over. We get to tride a gondola in Venice, see a dancing horse in Spain, watch traditional drummers in Kenya, and lots, lots more!

Halloween Episodes for Children

Halloween with Two New episodes from the Jim Henson Company

HALLOWEEN EPISODES:
Sid the Science KidSid the Science Kid, October 17th at 10am.
#218: Halloween Spooky Science Special
It’s Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible. Sid is a bat with big fangs. May is a spooky black cat. Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider. And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo! Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific! The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames! At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime. Susie then ends the day with a special “Halloween Parade” song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

Dinosaur Train– Dinosaur Train, October 20th at 9:30am
#211: Haunted Roadhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch
Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That– Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, October 21 at 8:30am
#131: Trick or Treat/King Cecil the Seahorse
Trick or Treat – It’s Halloween! The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick trick or treating – his way! Around the world they go, meeting three new friends who teach them each of the tricks they do and share the treats that they like to eat. Back at home Nick and Sally are ready to go trick or treating, with plenty of new tricks to share! King Cecil the Seahorse – Sally is off to fight the “dragon”! But Nick wants to go, he doesn’t want to stay and watch the baby princess, he wants to go on an adventure. The Cat explains that babies can be part of the adventure. Why don’t they go meet King Cecil the Seahorse, he takes all his babies wherever he goes! Nick and Sally discover that taking care of babies is much more fun than fighting dragons.

Wild KrattsWild Kratts
#136: A Bat in the Brownies, October 24th at 4pm
When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z’s famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony’s roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew “goes batty,” as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.
#131: Masked Bandits, October 25th at 4pm
As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it’s some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators.

Summer with the Wild Kratts


Wild Kratts

We are happy to announce that there will be three theme weeks full of animal-packed WILD KRATTS adventure this summer:

  • Week of July 11 – Down Under week
    Monday “Koala Balloon” (#122 NEW)
    Tuesday “Platypus Café” (#106)
    Wednesday “Kickin’ It With The Roos” (#119)
    Thursday “Tazzy Chris” (#114)
    Friday “Koala Balloon” (#122)
     
  • Week of July 18 – Wet Kratts week
    Monday “Walk on the Wetside” (#116)
    Tuesday “Build It Beaver” (#108)
    Wednesday ”Whale of a Squid” (#102)
    Thursday “Platypus Café” (#106)
    Friday ”Bass Class” (#111)
  • Week of August 1 – Fantastic Flyers week
    Monday “Voyage of the Butterflier XT” (#109)
    Tuesday “Honey Seekers” (#110)
    Wednesday “Fireflies” (#112)
    Thursday “Falcon City” (#121)
    Friday “Flight of the Draco” (#104)