PBS announces new kids digital series: The Ruff Ruffman Show
- Written by Shareen Nicholson
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 28 August 2017
THE Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new short-form animated digital series is designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activities. The PBS KIDS series stars canine host extraordinaire Ruff Ruffman, who, along with his assistants Blossom and Chet, answers questions from real kids, takes on challenges and learns the value of perseverance—all while modeling science inquiry skills.
All 20 videos of The Ruff Ruffman Show will be available September 28 on PBS KIDS digital platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App and pbskids.org. The videos will roll out on the PBS KIDS YouTube channel starting on September 28, and segments from the series will air on the new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream this fall.
Related games will be available on the free PBS KIDS Games App and pbskids.org, and a Ruff Ruffman app will be available on a variety of tablet and mobile devices. One of the Ruff Ruffman games, Fish Force, will offer hundreds of possible levels and features that can be tailored to the child, based on performance and behavior.
“At PBS KIDS, we’re always looking for ways to innovate across platforms through new formats and interactive content to meet the needs of today’s kids,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “We’re excited to offer The Ruff Ruffman through digital shorts to introduce children to a variety of science concepts that allow them to learn from challenges and failure. Ruff is a character kids can relate to, modeling skills they can apply to their own daily curiosities.”
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