Get ready for the premiere of a brand-new, original pre-K-2 children's program “Blueberry’s Clubhouse,” from Arkansas PBS and produced in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center! Airing on Fridays, at 10 a.m. beginning July 24, kids can join Blueberry — a fun-loving puppet guide — for engaging and insightful activities. Created for students out of school for the summer months, the series will feature adventures across The Natural State.
“Through ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse,’ Arkansas PBS will continue teaching children through the summer months by providing daily education and activities, proving that learning never takes a vacation,” Arkansas PBS Executive Director and CEO Courtney Pledger said. “By working with local instructors, museums, parks and artists, ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ will introduce enriching educational content to engage and inspire children and families.”
A digital series will accompany the broadcast program. New content and activities will be released on Facebook each weekday morning beginning July 20.
Episodes will be available to watch each Friday at 10 a.m. on ARPBS-1, myarkansaspbs.org/blueberrysclubhouse, Facebook and youtube.com/myarkansaspbs, as well as in the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app.
“‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ presents a wonderful opportunity for young people and families to explore The Natural State without leaving home,” Katie Campbell, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre and Performing Arts director, said. “Families will also find that the challenges Blueberry and her friends face throughout the series reflect some of their own experiences – providing space to learn and grow together in the process.”
The final episode will feature a special talent show, and Arkansas PBS is currently seeking submissions from children across the state. From painting to “flossing,” and singing to juggling, Blueberry is looking for some talented kids to show off their skills! Submissions should be original and suitable to perform for classmates. Parents can film their children’s talent show submission – no more than 30 seconds – with a camera or cell phone. Videos can be shared with Arkansas PBS by uploading the video to wetransfer.com, Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive and emailing the link to email@example.com by close of business Monday, Aug. 3.
Blueberry, assisted by Camp Counselor Carol, her best friend and bunkmate Maxine, and special guests, will introduce various topics to help young viewers learn and play each day. Episodes will include:
Partners and special guests for the series will include: