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'The Ruff Ruffman Show' available on PBS KIDS digital platforms Sept. 28

Posted 14 Sep 2017

This fall, the star of the classic series "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman" returns in "The Ruff Ruffman Show," an all-new, short-form, animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 years 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 Sept. 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 Sept. 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. This is the first of many new, adaptive games for young children that PBS KIDS will roll out in the coming months.

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