A Look at: 'Peg + Cat'
One of the complaints that I sometimes come across in my wanderings about the internet is that there is a lack of quality children's programming. Color me baffled by this statement.
While it is true that commercial channels can easily be accused of a dearth of quality programming for children (and, often, for adults as well), PBS is home to several high caliber shows for the under 13 set. One of these shows is Peg + Cat , which is most appropriate for preschoolers and very early (K or 1) elementary. The show made its debut in 2013, and it has offered up cheery, kid-friendly tales ever since.
Peg is a cheerful, ukulele-playing girl who exists in a world that exists on the backdrop of graph paper. Her sidekick is a fluffy blue cat. Together, the two enjoy a variety of adventures.
The focus with this show is to inspire children toward a love of math. When Peg is faced with a (as she proclaims it) " big problem," she utilizes math skills in order to solve it.
One of the most appealing things about the show is that, unlike some programming targeted at young children, adults will enjoy it as well. Or, at least, they will not recoil in horror every time they hear Peg's signature "problem solved" song that she sings when she has reached the solution to some issue.