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Curious George

Curious George

CURIOUS GEORGE, based on the children's classic created by Margret and H.A. Rey in 1941, uses George's insatiable curiosity as a way of acquainting preschoolers with key concepts in math, science and engineering.

For children 3 to 6 years old.

Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/

Series Goals

  • Encourage inquiry and curiosity
  • Promote hands-on exploration
  • Show parents and caregivers how to support children's science and math-related play

George's memorable misadventures, from dismantling clocks to rounding up errant bunnies, will offer a perfect vehicle for motivating kids to expand their own investigations of the world.

Parent's FAQ

Q. Will the show appeal to my child?

A. Most kids have a little George in them, so they love to watch a kindred spirit whose curiosity occasionally gets the best of him. The series appeals to children and their parents because they can laugh as they learn.

Q. What will my children learn from watching Curious George?

A. Curious George is the most well-known and well-loved representation of curiosity. Exploring the world around him with wonder and intrigue, George embodies the preschool child's potential in the field of science. George's desire to use his four little hands to skillfully take things apart and figure out how they work will expose children to the basic concepts of engineering. And his interactions with patterns, measurements and geometric shapes will help introduce mathematical concepts.

Q. How can I build on the messages of each show?

A. Visit the Curious George website to find games that reinforce the learning messages of the program. Games like How Tall help build early math skills while Feed Gnocchi gives kids hands-on experience with basic engineering concepts. Use Curious George printables to actively engage your child and reinforce the show's learning moments.

About the Curious George Books

The original book was published in 1941 and has never been out of print. Authors H. A. Rey and his wife Margret, creative partners who fled Europe during the Nazi occupation and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eventually wrote seven Curious George tales. Curious George titles have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and have been published in 14 languages, making the little monkey who left the jungle with The Man With the Yellow Hat one of the best-selling and most enduring characters in children's literature.

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