New DVDs Available from PBS Distribution December 29 are
“DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE?” and
“WORDWORLD: BE MY VALENTINE”
Arlington, Va. – December 1, 2015 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing new DVDs from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and WORDWORLD on December 29, 2015. Each of these DVDs features stories focused on love and caring, making them perfect for Valentine’s Day. In “WOULD YOU BE MINE?,” celebrate Love Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and in “BE MY VALENTINE,” join the WordFriends on reading adventures about Valentine’s Day and friendship.
The SRP for “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE?” is $12.99 and the SRP for “WORDWORD: BE MY VALENTINE” is $6.99. The run time for “WOULD YOU BE MINE?” is approximately 110 minutes and the run time for “BE MY VALENTINE” is approximately 60 minutes. Information about each DVD is below.
“DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE?”
“WOULD YOU BE MINE?” features eight stories including “It’s Love Day!” and “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise.” In “It’s Love Day,” Daniel makes special heart cards to bring to school and hand out. While at school, some of the kids explain how they like to say “I love you” to their friends and family – Prince Wednesday likes to sing, and Miss Elaina likes to give hugs. In the story “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise,” Daniel helps his mom make a special heart-shaped pizza and finds a way to show Grandpère how much he loves him by setting up a special treasure hunt just for him featuring sparkling purple hearts.
The other stories included on this DVD are “Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship,” “Daniel Plays at the Castle,” “Friends Help Each Other,” “Daniel Helps O Tell a Story,”
“Margaret’s First Chime Time,” and “Tiger Family Fun.” One of the key ingredients that sets this series apart is its groundbreaking use of catchy musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and parents both sing – and use – together in their daily lives. Some of the strategies kids will learn from the stories on this DVD include “find your own way to say, I love you” and “friends help each other, yes they do, it’s true.”
“WORDWORLD: BE MY VALENTINE”
This new DVD includes five stories, two of which are Valentine’s Day themed. “My Fuzzy Valentine” features Sheep working to create a valentine song for her best friend Bear. Unfortunately she has trouble finding just the right rhyme to finish her song. With help from Fly, she uncovers the perfect rhyme and makes Bear a valentine with real heart. In “Love, Bug,” Bug wants to sign a valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but doesn’t know how to write his name. With lots of encouragement from Frog he learns that with a little practice he can write his name and give his valentine.
In addition to these two great stories, this DVD also includes “Sh-Sh-Shark,” “Princess Sheep” and “There’s an Ant in Every Giant.” WORDWORLD demonstrates the connections between letters, sounds, words, and meaning in order to empower children to advance from learning letters to learning how to read. Some of the words kids will learn by watching this DVD include heart, bug, shoe and crown.
About The Fred Rogers CompanyThe company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.
About Out of the Blue Enterprises
Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive, and curriculum-based entertainment concepts that span a variety of viable platforms, including television, video, mobile apps, and consumer products. Out of the Blue creates and produces Super WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS; Creative Galaxy, a new interactive art series for Amazon Studios; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated series inspired by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room, and handles all licensing and merchandising activity for Super WHY and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY, and Colorforms. Out of the blue recently acquired the nostalgic Colorforms brand, with the intent to develop and expand across all media and toy platforms. Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise, Blue’s Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences. www.outoftheblueenterprises.
“WordWorld” was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Incorporating the latest research into the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, “WordWorld” produces delightful educational experiences for preschool children, on screen, in print, and online. “WordWorld” is owned by General Word LP.
About PBS Distribution
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