TVOKids presents its Fall 2008 Highlights



    New season begins Monday September 1, 2008

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    TORONTO, July 24 /CNW/ - Just as children grow and evolve, so does
TVOKids, challenging and inspiring our young viewers in more ways than ever
before to achieve their potential in school - and in life. Kids across Ontario
can tap into a dynamic, new season of fun programming and more beginning
Monday September 1, 2008.
    In Gisèle's Big Backyard, TVOKids' early-learning block running weekdays
from 6 am to 3:30 pm, Sticks the Squirrel is starting kindergarten, echoing
many of the concerns and fears that young viewers at home will be facing. As
preschoolers share in his anticipation and discoveries, they also gain
important tools for the transition ahead. Every Big Backyard show helps
prepare preschoolers for a positive school experience. From our new Get Ready
for School series hosted by Gisèle and her buddies Sticks, Jay, and Melvin, to
innovative new series such as Sid the Science Kid, Get Squiggling, and Wobbly
Land, new TVOKids programs help kids build important skills and the confidence
to be successful learners. No other broadcaster provides an Ontario focus,
with content designed with educators to complement the learning goals of the
Ontario kindergarten curriculum.
    Then, starting at 3:30 pm each weekday, TVOKids presents Canada's only
LIVE and INTERACTIVE programming block for kids from its high-tech
after-school headquarters, The Space. Targeted at 6- to 11-year-olds, the
block is hosted by the energetic Mark, Jackie and Ryan, who connect viewers in
more ways than ever before this season: on TV, by phone, by email or through
tvokids.com. New programs such as Martha Speaks, Taste Buds, The Sorcerer's
Apprentice, and Think Big, as well as new in-house shorts including Jackie's
School of Dance, invite kids to try and learn new things.
    On weekends from 6 am to 4 pm, TVOKids offers programs that kids of all
ages can enjoy.

    About TVO

    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. We are committed to empowering people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600 x
2305, agarde@tvo.org; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2881, arubenstein@tvo.org


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