Dad of Divas' Reviews: All-New Curious George Mother's Day Episode Celebrates Hispanic Heritage On PBS KIDS GO!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

All-New Curious George Mother's Day Episode Celebrates Hispanic Heritage On PBS KIDS GO!

CURIOUS GEORGE continues its 5th season with a brand new Mother’s Day episode celebrating Hispanic heritage and Latina moms. Premiering Friday, May 6, 2011 (check local listings) on PBS KIDS, “Mother’s Day Surprise” features George helping Marco surprise his Mami with a party. Together, they make a piñata and other festive decorations while Marco’s sister and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare some of the guest of honor’s favorite foods. But when they see her arriving early, will the crew be able to pull it together in time to make this one Mother’s Day she’ll never forget? Learn about Hispanic culture and help George and Marco celebrate El Día de la Madre in this special episode of CURIOUS GEORGE.

“This Mother’s Day, we’ll continue Season 5’s exploration of the social sciences by showing kids how Marco and his family celebrate El Dia de la Madre,” says WGBH Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. “We hope that through George’s adventures, kids will be inspired to explore their own family’s customs.”

Leading up to the Mother’s Day episode, CURIOUS GEORGE will be re-airing two of its favorite episodes featuring George’s new friend Marco. In “George and Marco Sound it Out,” airing Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Marco helps George find a place for his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, to play after their bandstand in the park is taken down. After a day of checking the acoustics at different locations around town, their last hope is the museum. Will it have a room that is quiet, won’t produce echoes, and is large enough for an entire band? Then in “George’s Home Run,” airing Thursday, May 5, 2011, Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run while George plays scorekeeper. Marco helps George learn how to count from 1 to 10, and George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Can a speedy little monkey run the bases fast enough for Marco to get his first home run? Tune in for these adventures and more May 3-6 on PBS KIDS!

“CURIOUS GEORGE is a wonderful cultural ambassador for kids,” says Senior Vice President of
Animation Production for Universal Studios Family Productions, Ellen Cockrill. “Through these episodes and online, CURIOUS GEORGE introduces our young viewers to Hispanic heritage, and illustrates how fun it can be to explore new cultures.”

New Games on season, get active with George’s new game “Monkey Moves,” in which kids are invited to get out of their seats and move along with George. Also, be on the lookout for a new piñata game coming soon! Help George and his friend Marco choose a piñata, decorate it, and then whack it to break the piñata open and get the goodies inside. Along the way kids will learn the Spanish words for numbers, colors, and other fun stuff. Visit to find both of these upcoming games.

Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, CURIOUS GEORGE the television series expands George’s world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books.

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