Spanish language and music learning come to PBS Kids GO! through two new animated children's web series, "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" and "Noah Comprende", demonstrating PBS's continued commitment to offer engaging and educational media for children across all platforms.

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PBS Launches New Spanish Language and Music Web Series on PBSKidsGO.org

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Spanish language and music learning come to PBS Kids GO! through two new animated children's web series, "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" and "Noah Comprende", demonstrating PBS's continued commitment to offer engaging and educational media for children across all platforms.

"Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" engages children in a variety of musical genres while also stimulating creativity. NOAH COMPRENDE introduces children to the Spanish language through animated videos with embedded games.  Both properties are designed for children ages 6-9 years old and will roll out new webisodes monthly on PBSKidsGO.org. Each webisode integrates original games and activities into the narrative, allowing kids to interact with the characters. "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" and "Noah Comprende" are both funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

"Chuck and Noah are lovable characters that will take kids on interactive, virtual learning adventures," said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children's Media, PBS.  "These new web-originals will give children the opportunity to explore music, covering genres ranging from salsa to rock, and the Spanish language, including vocabulary words like manzana and leche, through engaging games and video."

"Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion", produced by Scholastic Media and Soup2Nuts, is an interactive online web series  aimed at  helping kids understand music and music composition through online episodes and integrated games and activities on the web.  In each webisode, kids get to be a member of the band, interacting with Chuck, the lead singer and main creative force behind the band who dreams BIG, and Ramona, Chuck's band mate who helps make his big ideas into reality.  Chuck and Ramona present five different musical genres:  Salsa, Jazz, Rock, Country, and Reggae.  Children will learn about different instruments used for each musical style, and play games through which they will have the chance to identify instruments, write lyrics, compose melodies, create costumes, and play in a virtual concert with Chuck and Ramona.  The site contains additional content such as videos, printable posters, MP3's, maps and facts that a llow children to further explore each genre.  Specific areas explored include basic rhythmic and melodic patterns, as well as geography and cultural lessons related to music genres.

"Noah Comprende", a production of THIRTEEN for WNET, is a web-original series about a 9-year-old boy visiting his grandmother in a community where no one speaks English.  Noah is trying to learn Spanish, but sometimes gets it wrong. In each animated video, a misunderstanding launches a comic adventure for Noah and his pet mouse Pequeno.  With Pequeno's help, Noah always manages to solve the problems he's created, learning Spanish in the process.  Although kids -- like Noah -- may not understand the Spanish dialogue, they can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling.  Each video features opportunities for kids to roll their cursor over objects on the screen to hear the Spanishtranslation. Three different vocabulary-driven, arcade-style games a lso reinforce learning, as leveling and racing against the clock encourage multiple plays and repeated exposure to vocabulary.  Another game, "How Do You Say??," helps kids learn common expressions in Spanish, such as greetings and phrases to say in a restaurant. Focused on Spanish language acquisition, NOAH COMPRENDE is based on the educational concept that kids learn language most effectively when they can put it into meaningful context.

Be sure to visit "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" and "Noah Comprende" on PBSKidsGO.org.

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