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Curious George Boosts Knowledge in Math and Science

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"Curious George: Monkey Down Under" 

The results are official, and the findings couldn’t be better—Curious George helps teach math and science concepts to preschoolers! A study by the Concord Evaluation Group found that "watching 'Curious George' episodes resulted in a knowledge boost for the children in the Television Group."

Read the full study and results and tune in weekdays at 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Don't forget to watch the new holiday special Dec. 25!

The last time I watched "Curious George" was about seven hours ago (and then 24 hours before that and so on and so on…) and caught a bit of what the study talks about of course (as did my kids) but I also admired the patience of that yellow hatted fella. George was making a tomato snowman and had virtually destroyed that cute and somehow spacious New York kitchen yet he had the patience of a yellow-winged/hatted angel when he saw the dismay on sweet primate's little mug.  Lesson #1 for mom: no freak-outs no matter how stressful the holidays are - things could be worse, you could have a curious monkey living with you.  Lesson #2 for mom:  Curious George is a safe destination for the little monkeys in your life.  Just hide the tomatoes.  

Watch a preview of the "Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas" and play games on the PBS KIDS website.

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"Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas" airs on AETN Dec. 25 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

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