Work It Out Wombats!

Work It Out Wombats!

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Work It Out Womabts! is a new animated series for kids ages 3-6 starring a playful trio of marsupial siblings—Malik, Zadie and Zeke—who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex.

The series introduces computational thinking concepts that will help young viewers solve meaningful problems, learn flexible thinking, and how to express themselves—all while using the practices and processes at the core of computer science. Work It Out Wombats! airs weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and weekends at 9 a.m. on WXXI-TV and weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and weekends at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on WXXI-Kids 24/7, starting Monday, February 6, 2023.

Work It Out Wombats! 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.

Full of endless energy, Malik, Zadie and Zeke run, bounce, roll, and romp, always on the lookout for interesting Treeborhood problems to solve. Malik is thoughtful, considerate and sometimes set in his ways (which can be a good thing when you’re problem-solving). His speedy, adventurous younger sister, Zadie, is a brainstormer extraordinaire, with ideas that range from silly to very smart. Zeke is the youngest sibling—a funny, curious cuddle-bug who loves to play and explore. Super, their grandmother, is the Superintendent and unofficial “Mayor” of the Treeborhood.