PBS KIDS is back again with their Summer Safari. This time, it’s with a special viewing of CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE, airing Monday, August 17th. Given that Back to School is upon us, PBS has partnered with Whole Foods Market for a new collection of Back-to-School items that are made with Earth friendly materials – and the purchase of these school supplies will help make sure we’re able to watch great programming for a while yet. 100% of PBS KIDS’ net proceeds from the line will support PBS KIDS educational programming.
CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE is part of a back-to-back monkey marathon on Monday, August 17; the hit movieCURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY will air on PBS KIDS immediately following the premiere of BACK TO THE JUNGLE. CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE will also air on August 19, 21, 22, and 23 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Clips from CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE will be available starting August 14 on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. As a PBS Kids Very Involved Parent, my houseful has been enjoying the movie on DVD for about a week now. We even got to put our learning kit to use this past week! It includes a backpack, binoculars, bubbles, folders, pencils and bookmarks. The kids have enjoyed donning the backpack and using the binoculars to see things up close and personal, while attempting to mimic some of the monkeying around that George gets into while on his jungle adventure. Lil Miss even exclaimed “This is kind of like what YOU did in Africa mommy!” Ah, the sweet memories.
So, get ready for an adventure on top of adventure! Starting with Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey and concluding with Curious George 3: Back In the Jungle, which will also re-air on the 19th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August. We’re huge fans of George and The Man in the Yellow Hat, mostly because they help solidify the methods of education that we take so seriously here in our home. As homeschoolers, we’re focusing a lot on that HUGE acronym S.T.E.M (did you see our Ecosystem?) and really promotes discussion of the situations that George finds himself in. It also provides great wonderment on how much a monkey gets to do in the city of New York!