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New children’s math series ‘Peg + Cat’ premieres Oct. 7 on WCNY

WCNY will air a new animated preschool series that follows Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

“Peg + Cat” airs weekdays at 9 a.m. on WCNY.

In each episode, Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. Their adventures take viewers from a farm to a distant planet, from a pirate island to a prehistoric valley, from Romeo and Juliet’s Verona to Cleopatra’s Egypt to New York’s Radio City Music Hall. While teaching specific math lessons, the series displays the value of resilience and perseverance in problem-solving.

The program’s curriculum is grounded in principles and standards for school mathematics as established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for kindergarten and first grade.

The show has a companion website, pbskids.org/peg, with interactive mobile and online content, including games, videos, parent and educator resources and more.

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