Mom in Training: Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose and Other Really Big Problems on DVD now

September 17, 2014

Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose and Other Really Big Problems on DVD now


PBS Distribution has released eight stories from the PBS KIDS’ popular PEG +CAT series on the new DVD Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose and Other Really Big Problems. Have you ever wondered what it would it be like to wake up and find yourself in the middle of a zany, wacky, loony, math word problem? That’s exactly what life is like for Peg and her sidekick Cat. Through their adventures they help preschoolers learn problem solving and foundational math concepts and skills.

Each PEG + CAT adventure features a story in which Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. While teaching specific math lessons, the series displays the values of resilience and perseverance.

The Chicken Problem:
Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees. 
Primary Learning Goal: Size correspondence
Secondary Learning Goal: The number 100

The Space Creature Problem:
Peg, Cat and Richard must get the 100 chickens away from Big Mouth and back to their spaceship.
Primary Learning Goal: Counting by tens
Secondary Learning Goal: The number 100

The Messy Room Problem:
Peg and Cat sort through the mess in Peg’s room just in time for company to come over and see Cat’s masterpiece, “The Circles.”
Primary Learning Goal: Sorting
Secondary Learning Goal: Shapes

The Golden Pyramid Problem:
Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat, Knights of the Round Table, search far and wide to retrieve the Mermaid’s golden pyramids.
Primary Learning Goal: Solid shapes
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by twos

The Three Bears Problem:
Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: “The Electric Eleven.”
Primary Learning Goal: Adding 1
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting to 11

The Giant Problem:
Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when they think the Giants want to eat them and their 8 fairy tale friends for lunch.
Primary Learning Goal: Combinations that add up to 10
Secondary Learning Goal: Circle

The Dinosaur Problem:
When Peg and Cat get lost riding dinosaurs through a prehistoric forest, they use a diagram to find their way to safety before the Baby T-Rex catches up to them.
Primary Learning Goal: Following diagrams
Secondary Learning Goal: Patterns

The Beethoven Problem:
When Peg and Cat are helping their pal Ludwig Van Beethoven write a symphony, Cat laughs in a certain pattern that gives Beethoven a great idea.
Primary Learning Goal: Patterns
Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal Numbers

PEG + CAT was created by Billy Aronson (“Rent,” “Postcards from Buster”) and Jennifer Oxley (“Little Bill,” “The Wonder Pets!”) and is a production of The Fred Rogers Company. PEG + CAT, which made its broadcast debut in October 2013, airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

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