PBS Kids "Odd-tober"
- Written by Shareen Nicholson
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 02 October 2017
Celebrate Halloween all month long with spooky new episodes of your favorite shows, new games and a wide array of activities.
Beginning Friday, October 13, families will be able to watch Halloween episodes and specials every weekend through the end of the month during PBS KIDS Family Night on WHRO Kids channel and the WHRO Kids 24/7 live stream.
On October 23, watch the premiere of Arthur and the Haunted Tree House on WHRO Kids channel and WHRO Kids 24/7 live stream. Additionally, enjoy new Halloween-themed episodes from Odd Squad, Splash and Bubbles, and Cyberchase.
The spooky fun continues on digital platforms, where PBS Kids will offer a variety of Halloween-themed games on the free PBS Kids Games App and pbskids.org, including new games from Arthur and Cyberchase. These will debut in addition to favorites such Curious George Pumpkin Boo, the Cat in the Hat Corn Maze Craze, Daniel Tiger Dress Up and Peg + Cat Parade. A new Spooky Street and set of rewards will launch on PBS Kids’ popular virtual world, Kart Kingdom. Hands-on activities, including pumpkin-carving templates with favorite PBS Kids characters, are also available on PBS Parents.
“Halloween presents a time for families to play and learn together, sparking creativity and imagination,” said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS. “With returning favorites and new specials, including Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, PBS Kids will offer a wide range of content and educational resources for kids, parents and teachers to enjoy this ‘Odd-tober.’”
See below for more information and a schedule of select Halloween programming:
Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
Premieres and streams October 23
7 a.m. on WHRO TV 15
8 a.m. on WHRO Kids TV
This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?
Premieres and streams October 16 at 8 p.m. on WHRO Kids TV
“Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods” – In “Haunt Squad,” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost. In “Safe House in the Woods,” Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a dangerous creature.
Splash and Bubbles
Premieres October 16 at 5:30 p.m. on WHRO Kids TV and streams October 20
“Yuck or Treat/The Thing From Above the Reef” – In “Yuck or Treat,” after visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. Then, in “The Thing From Above the Reef,” Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it’s a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant “Thing” that circles in the waters above the reef – Mayor Sting!
Premieres and streams October 23 at 7 a.m. on WHRO Kids TV
A new Halloween episode marks the premiere of CYBERCHASE Season 11!
“Watts of Halloween Trouble” – It's Halloween Haunt-O-Rama on R-Fair City, and Hacker has a wicked treat up his sleeve: to keep the kids out of Cyberspace forever by crashing Motherboard’s portal system. But when Buzz and Delete make a mistake, the portal system crashes too late, and the kids and Digit are trapped on R-Fair City! Now, the kids must find enough energy to power Digit’s portal rebooter and keep the amusement park going. But with the celebration in full swing, can they find big and small ways to save enough energy? And can they get back to Earth again?
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Airs October 23, 25, and 27 at 8:30 a.m. on WHRO TV 15
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
Airs October 24, 26 and 30-31 on WHRO Kids TV