Moonlight Mazes!

Moonlight Mazes Splash

Today sees the launch of the latest ARTHUR HTML5 game, Moonlight Mazes!

Buster and D.W. are visiting the Read family farm, exploring the corn mazes at night. It’s your job to help them collect animals and rocks in each maze, but be careful: the mazes get harder as they go along.

So bring your sense of adventure (and your sense of direction) to explore the quiet wonder of nature at night! And in case you get nervous, rest assured that Buster and D.W. will be with you all the way!

The team includes Jeff (Design) who heads off this week to begin a career in teaching. We’ll miss you and all the great work you’ve done for ARTHUR and so many other projects. We also had Eric (Tech), Elizabeth & Kimberlee (Editorial), Kate (Business Manager), and Gentry (Producer).

You’ll find the game on the ARTHUR web site and in the PBS Kids Games App.

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Mission: Water – VR for classrooms

msvrpromographic3With classroom support materials newly launched at PBS LearningMediaMission: Water is Children’s Media and Education’s first virtual reality project.

It’s a pair of linked apps (one for VR headsets, one for desktop or tablet) offering middle school students a unique experience in the search for water in the solar system. The project includes a parallel experience to allow one player at a time to be an Explorer (wearing a VR head-mounted display).

Students also take turns serving as Mission Control, to collect data using a desktop computer, and as Navigator, guiding the Explorer in the physical space during the game. Players work together to review information and decide the optimal places in the solar system to collect water in support of a fictionalized mission.

The project’s free VR app was officially unveiled by Microsoft as part of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – here is one high school teacher’s reaction to it: https://vimeo.com/344996078

ISTE_feedback from wgbhkids on Vimeo.

Molly Goes to the Kennedy Center

PBS KIDS will be demoing our Molly of Denali games as part of the 7th Annual ED GAMES EXPO – a ‘Showcase of Government Supported Educational Learning Games and Technologies.’

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DATE: Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: The Expo is free and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP online to gain entry

Dance Party!

The Pinkalicious Digital team has a new HTML5 game to share, and as you might imagine, we’re tickled pink about it!

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In PinkaDance, players explore different movements and types of music as they create their own dance moves with Pinkalicious and play freeze dance with Peter!

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Try your own dance moves and check out the game at PBS KIDS website or in the PBSKids Games App.

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Here’s a big pink cheer for the creative and dedicated team: Melissa at the helm; Jolin on development; Sophie on design with support from Becca; with Anessa and Sienna for production support; and on the TV team: Dorothea, Nicole, Anthony, and Kacie.

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Molly’s App!

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Get ready for adventure with Molly of Denali from PBS KIDS! In this free app, kids ages 4-8 can explore places in Molly’s Alaskan village, Qyah, and its forests, lakes, and wildlife.

Available at iTunes!

Available at Google Play!

Available at Amazon!

Go on dog sledding missions, fish, create beading projects or help run the Denali Trading Post while using familiar texts such as books, diagrams, and captioned photos to gain information to help them solve problems, accomplish tasks, and help Molly’s friends and family!

Explore Qyah with Molly, Tooey, Trini and more. The educational games help kids learn about nature, Alaskan culture and more through mini games and interactive activities.

The educational games in the Molly of Denali app are designed to support foundational literacy skills.

MOLLY OF DENALI FEATURES:

TEACHING GAMES FOR KIDS
• Crafting Alaskan Native beadwork
• Fishing games
• Dog sledding games
• Virtual village trading post

EXPLORATION AND EDUCATION
• Blueberry picking for Molly’s dad
• Snowball fights with Trini and Tooey
• Drumming with Grandpa Nat
• Viewing wildlife
• And more!

FUN LEARNING GAMES
• Kids from ages 4-8 can get a fun introduction to familiar informational texts and their features
• Learn vocabulary, reading field guides, recipes and maps
• Reading games with diagrams, indexes and captions
• Learn about dog sledding, sustainable fishing, traditional Alaska Native arts

EXPLORE A UNIQUE CULTURE
• Learn about Alaska Native values with a focus on community and traditions
• Language lessons for Alaska Native phrases (i.e. “Mahsi-choo!”)

Visit pbskids.org/molly for more Molly of Denali videos, games, and activities.

Molly of Denali™ Produced by WGBH Boston, Molly of Denali is an action-adventure comedy that follows the adventures of curious and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children’s series in the U.S. to feature an Alaska Native lead character.

Molly of Denali is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities. In each episode, Molly’s life and adventures are enhanced, illuminated, and broadened by using and creating a variety of informational texts, including books, online resources, field guides, historical archives, indigenous knowledge from elders, maps, charts, posters, photos, and more.

About PBS KIDS
Molly of Denali is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community.

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