Peg + Cat + Holidays

(Rochester, NY) – Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills in Peg + Cat + Holiday, airing Wednesday, December 17 at 12 p.m. and again on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In the first adventure, “The Hanukkah Problem”, Albert Einstein invites Peg and Cat over for Hanukkah and shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al’s home and save his Hanukkah. The second adventure, "The Christmas Problem” has Santa Claus is in trouble! Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs. The holiday special concludes with “The Penguin Problem.” Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew “over,” “under,” and “in between.”

Co-creators Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) and Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) have teamed with The Fred Rogers Company to bring young viewers a new way to experience math through Peg + Cat.  This multiplatform media property also features integrated online and mobile content. In each episode, Peg and Cat encounter a problem that requires them to use math and problem solving skills in order to move forward. The series airs weekdays at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. To learn more, visit pbskids.org/peg.

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