Changes are coming to the CPTV Kids and CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 lineups! These changes include the addition of the new PBS Kids series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
Beginning Monday, November 11, 2019, this series will air weekdays at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on CPTV, and weeknights at 7 p.m. and weekends at 5:30 p.m. on CPTV PBS Kids 24/7.
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Inspired by the best-selling kids book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier, Yadina, and Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures like Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman, and Jackie Robinson when they were kids.
Each adventure will help young viewers make the connection between the skills that made these historical figures heroes and those same qualities within themselves, helping them discover that they, too, can change the world.
In addition to the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum series premiere, kids, parents, and teachers will be able to stream clips and full episodes across PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App. Xavier-themed games will be available on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Games App. To extend the learning at home, parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities, will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site. For educators, PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips, and printable activities.
Then, starting in December 2019, Clifford The Big Red Dog® returns! The relaunch of Scholastic Entertainment’s multiple Emmy® Award-winning preschool series debuts on CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 weekends at 9 a.m. beginning Saturday, December 7. Then it will air on CPTV Fridays at 10:30 a.m. beginning December 13, following its CPTV premiere on Monday, December 9.
Although still set on Birdwell Island, Clifford The Big Red Dog will offer fresh and colorful new locations. The rebooted show will also have a strong emphasis on social-emotional skills such as empathy, along with a solid curriculum designed to boost early literacy and encourage imaginative play—teaching as it entertains with Clifford-sized humor.
Along with the television series, Clifford The Big Red Dog will offer digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting in fall 2019. Clifford games will be available at pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming on PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the PBS KIDS Video App. CPTV will offer parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities, that will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site. As the season continues, PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers.