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PBS KIDS Announces New Series, ‘Elinor Wonders Why,’ Beginning Sept. 7

August 31, 2020 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Tune in to the PBS Wisconsin 24/7 KIDS channel at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7 to meet our newest animated friend, Elinor!

Elinor, of Elinor Wonders Why, is the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town. With her friends Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant, Elinor will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community.

As kids explore Animal Town, they will meet all kinds of interesting, funny and quirky characters, each with something to teach us about respecting others, the importance of diversity, caring for the environment, and working together to solve problems. In each episode, Elinor models the foundational practices of science inquiry and engineering design – including her amazing powers of observation and willingness to ask questions and investigate.

When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she just can’t let it go until she figures it out. In discovering the answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can connect to ideas in our designed world, and what it takes to live in a community.

Elinor Wonders Why encourages children and caregivers to ask their own questions and experience the joy of discovery and understanding together.

Along with the television series, Elinor Wonders Why offers digital content for kids, caregivers and educators, also debuting in September. Elinor Wonders Why games will be available on and on the free PBS KIDS Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming across PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App. An Elinor Wonders Why app will also launch after the series’ debut. Caregiver resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend the learning at home, will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site. And, PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for educators, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips and printable activities.