New PBS KIDS series, ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ premieres Monday, Feb. 6
January 24, 2023 Leave a Comment
PBS Wisconsin welcomes a trio of marsupial siblings to its PBS KIDS schedule with Work It Out Wombats!
Premiering Monday, Feb. 6, the new animated series for kids ages 3-6 features siblings Malik, Zadie and Zeke, who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex.
Work It Out Wombats! introduces computational thinking concepts that help young viewers solve meaningful problems, learn flexible thinking and understand how to express themselves – all while using the practices and processes at the core of computer science.
The series takes place in the Treeborhood – a massive treehouse complete with secret passageways, gondolas and rope swings. The residents of the Treeborhood – wombats, snakes, moose, kangaroos, iguanas, fish, tarsiers and eagles – bring varied skills and abilities, assorted ways of thinking, and different family structures and traditions to this diverse and vibrant community of neighbors, a place where even the adults join in the play.
“Malik, Zadie and Zeke are passionate about their goals, but they don’t always know the best way to go about meeting them,” said executive producers Marcy Gunther and Marisa Wolsky. “But in every story, we see the Wombats using computational thinking – a powerful toolkit – to work it out.”
Each episode includes two 11-minute stories, accompanied by a 90-second music video, featuring the Wombats as they demonstrate their computational thinking skills, learning as they go. Their aspirations sometimes exceed their abilities, but with every problem they encounter, the trio stops, takes a breath, puts their heads together and comes up with a workable solution, using the design process, sequencing, debugging and other key computational thinking skills.
Watch Work It Out Wombats! on the PBS Wisconsin PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (PBS Wisconsin-4) or stream it on the free PBS KIDS Video App beginning Monday, Feb. 6.
3 thoughts on “New PBS KIDS series, ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ premieres Monday, Feb. 6”
Cecilia A. Eades says:
Good day, I’m a Great Grandmother of several grandchildren but specifically one two almost three year old, and we simply love the Wambats. Will there be any new episodes coming soon? We have watched all of them and he tells me the one’s he wants to see when he comes over. I have to turn the TV on and that’s the first thing he watches. Thank you so much for this show. [email protected], for response, Please and Thank You
Alyssa Beno says:
Hello Cecilia, we’re so happy to hear your grandchild loves ‘Work it out Wombats!’ There are a few episodes in-the-works right now, but no new airdates yet. We’ll keep you updated when new episodes are announced. In the meantime, feel free to explore the Wombats website: https://pbskids.org/wombats/. And sign up for enewsletters here: http://public.pbs.org/pkfp-subscribe. And if you haven’t already, download the free PBS KIDS Video App so your grandkids can watch their favorite episodes whenever they’d like! https://pbskids.org/apps/pbs-kids-video.html
Cecilia A. Eades says:
Good day, just seeing this message, Thank You so much for responding. Until the week keep repeating what we have. He has his favorites and as I’m smiling now😁 he puts a big smile on my face when he ask for which he wants to watch when I turn them on. Once again, I Thank You all for the ideas for this program. So very grateful.