children’s programming

Win a Three-Pack of Farmer Jason Tickets at the Belcourt Theatre

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

Farmer Jason – everyone’s favorite Scorcher-turned-children’s entertainer and educator – is playing the Belcourt Theater on March 29 at 10am, and we’ve got two sets of three tickets to give away. All you have to do to be entered is tweet this phrase: “Hey! I’m an @npt8 buckaroo and want to see #FarmerJason @Belcourt.” Be […]

NPT Productions `ArtQuest` and `Looking Over Jordan` Grab 2014 Midsouth Emmy Awards

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

NPT Productions, ArtQuest: Art is All Around You and Looking Over Jordan: African Americans and the War, picked up Emmys on Saturday night when the Midsouth Regional Awards were announced at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You won for best Children’s Program, with statuettes going to producer and writer Linda Wei […]

PEG + CAT Highlights New Kids Lineup

Posted by on October 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

This week, we welcome a great new addition to our kid’s lineup. PEG + CAT is a new animated preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. The show marks the return of a dedicated show focused on arithmetic […]

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to NPT with `Thomas & Friends`

Posted by on December 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Re-Launched version of show to air weekdays at 12:30 p.m. We are proud to announce the return of Thomas the Tank Engine to our airways with the new re-launched CGI version of the show, “Thomas & Friends.”  Beginning January 7, the half-hour children’s program geared toward children ages 2-5 will air Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. […]

NPT and the Frist Center Partner on ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You

Posted by on October 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

From the official release on the NPT Pressroom: New series of children’s segments designed to encourage children to be more involved in the arts. Nashville Public Television (NPT) and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts are proud to announce a new partnership designed to encourage children to be more involved in the arts. “ArtQuest: […]

Mrs. Cabobble`s Caboose: The Fran Powell Collection

Posted by on September 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

It was one of the most popular locally produced children’s programs in NPT’s 50-year history, hosted by arguably everyone’s favorite host. On Mrs. Cabobble’s Caboose, Fran Powell (Mrs. Cabobble) and her cast of characters taught basic music concepts such as melody, rhythm, harmony, and families of instruments through active participation in a variety of musical […]

New Time: Join Us For a Social Screening of Jelly Bean Junction and Mrs. Cabobble`s Caboose

Posted by on August 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

NPT’s 50th Anniversary year — the official date is September 10 — is creating plenty of nostalgia around the office and in the community.  Back in the 70s and 80s, NPT, then WDCN,  produced several original children’s programs that remain dear to our viewers’ hearts. We’ve dug up episodes of two of them, Jelly Bean […]

Media Update: Impact of Sesame Street on Young Children`s Learning

Posted by on June 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

Sesame Street celebrates its 43rd season this September. For over 40 years, it’s been harnessing the power of media to educate children, and there have been hundreds of studies that demonstrate the show’s effectiveness. Here are some of the research highlights: Many studies with differing methodologies have highlighted the cognitive and academic benefits of viewing […]

How Margret and H.A. Rey Saved Curious George (and He Saved Them)

Posted by on June 11, 2010 at 9:40 am

About a year ago, I was cycling in southern Williamson County, through the Bethesda and College Grove communities, when I came across a yard sale. Among the old clothes and tattered books and records was a stuffed Curious George doll, in near-perfect condition. He was about two feet tall, and priced just a few dollars. […]

The Top Ten PBS Children`s Shows of All Time (After Sesame Street)

Posted by on November 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

The 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street has NPT Media Update Children’s Programming Correspondent and Sesame Street enthusiast Erin McInnis thinking again. This time, it’s about the plethora of OTHER great PBS children’s shows over the years. She’s compiled her favorites. Let the reminiscing (and debating) begin! By Erin McInnis Sesame Street kicked off its 40th […]