Based on the television show Peg + Cat produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment

A spirited little girl named Peg and her sidekick Cat solve problems using foundational math concepts. Join Peg & Cat on an all-new musical adventure through history as they canvas the globe!  Peg & Cat – Live! will feature all your favorite characters from the PBS Kids television series: Ramon, Pig, Richard, Big Mouth and, of course, Peg & Cat.   The gang will travel through time and across cultures, meeting historical figures who have shaped the world along the way.  This thrilling adventure will show Peg, Cat and friends how they can make a difference in their own world based on what they can learn from others. 

Research that shows Peg + Cat teaches kids math but also improves family attitudes toward math.
• Peg + Cat featured at the April 21, 2016 White House Symposium on Early STEM Learning.
• NSF grant has placed Peg + Cat materials in 65 Head Start classrooms in Pennsylvania with dissemination plans in the works.
• NSF grant beginning to focus on the social-emotional elements of problem solving found in Peg + Cat for use in preschools.
• Working with Vanderbilt University to test an interactive Peg + Cat storybook online that encourages dialogic reading between parent and child.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS & RECOMMENDED AUDIENCEs

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

  • Measurement
  • Shapes
  • Patterns
  • Problem Solving
  • Brainstorming
  • Overcoming Obstacles


RECOMMENDED AUDIENCES
PUBLIC AUDIENCE: Ages 3-5
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Ages 3-5; Grades Pre-K-K

FACTS AND STATS

  • Peg + Cat reaches 98% of US Television Households  and has 156,000,000 video streams  per year.
  • Peg + Cat launched its new season in  spring 2016, with  25 engaging new episodes, one of which will feature Dancer Misty Copeland.
  • Peg + Cat Save the World! - The March 2016 one-hour special, featuring Sandra Oh as President of the US,  reached over 1 million kids in its premiere week!
  • Peg + Cat will introduce 3 new digital storybooks on PBS Kids digital platforms.
  • Peg, the show’s star, was recognized by Common Sense Media as one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014.
  • Peg also has been widely praised as a great S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) role model for girls.


Awards:

  • 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Winner -Six awards, including Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Music.
  • 2015 Kidscreen Awards Winner for Best New Series, Best Animated Series, Best Voice Talent, and Best Music.
  • 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Nominee for Best Pre-School Program or Series and Best Direction in Animated Program or Series.
  • Three consecutive Parents Choice Gold Awards.

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