Television is learning with “What’s Your News?” {$500 #Giveaway}

by Jenny Nanninga

To our Canadian friends, this one’s for you! Check out this fabulous educational TV show for your kids and enter to win $500 in educational toys. This is a sponsored post.

There are many television shows out there for kids.

Most can occupy your child for a time with songs or funny characters, but how many of them actually involve and even feature your child?

What’s Your News, a CBC Kids’ allows your child to be a part of a television show that is all about kids. CBC’s “What’s Your News?” is an award-winning children’s series that brings pre-school children all the news from their very own pre-school worlds. The news comes from kids growing up in Canada’s many diverse communities from Thorncliffe Park in Toronto to Iqaluit in Canada’s far north.

In its second season on CBC, a Canadian network, What’s Your News? has created a show that follows the standard news format and puts ants in charge!  These tiny anchormen cover the world of kids’ news and even include weather and traffic updates, all from the perspective of a preschooler

From the arrival of a new pet, to a child’s personal talent, or the simple activity of visiting the park, all of What’s Your News? stories are real and relatable for kids. This real news from pre-school children does not use professional actors and was co-created and producer by Larry Mirkin, whose history in children’s television dates back to his work on Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson.

The show’s entertaining characters of Grant, an ant, and Antony, an anteater who thinks he’s an ant, field calls from children who share their news.

Filled with fun headlines each show highlights photographs of real children, who have supplied this news. In every episode, What’s Your News? also shows videos of real stories (not interviews) sent in to the studio by children who watch the show. What could be better than watching a show where your own child can be featured? Imagine your kids creating their very own news! Across Canada there are kids doing just that.  

Visit the What’s Your News? website to learn more or catch some episodes online.

$500 Prize Giveaway

CBC wants to reward one Canadian viewer with a $500 gift certificate to educational kids’ toy store Mastermind Toys!

 
Hi! I’m Jenny! I blog at www.thesweetstuff.blogspot.com all about my home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more. I love the outdoors, living in a small town on the Central Coast and being a mom!



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1 Jody February 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I love what kids have to say and I think kids would love hearing other kids exciting news – getting a pet is pretty exciting news for kids :)
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2 kerry February 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Daughter is already a fan of this show..she started watching it when she was wee…and has loved the idea of sharing ‘her’ news and now we all have to watch HER news

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3 Connie February 13, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Would love to show my kids this show because it seems relatable for them.

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4 Angela v T February 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Sounds like a pretty fun show for my toddler. thanks for the chance!

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5 Jeannie February 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I think my kids would love this show because it’s cute and my kids love to always share their news with anyone and everyone.

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6 Anne February 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Love Kids CBC programming and Discovery Toys – what a great contest and combo. Plus kids say the darndest things and as hosts they are awesome.

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7 Sonya Morris February 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

My husband always watches the news and this would be a great way for my little girl to have her own show with the news.

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8 Robin February 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

What a great idea! My 5yo would love this combination.
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9 heidi c. February 16, 2014 at 1:11 am

This show sounds adorable! I am certain my two little guys will enjoy watching “the news” just like Mommy and Daddy!

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10 heidi c. February 16, 2014 at 1:17 am

I watched “A New Smoothie” with my little guys and we learned about how Kayla made her new smoothie!

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11 amber y February 16, 2014 at 5:22 am

The show sounds super cute and will probably help them see relationships between the “kids news” when they’re kids and “adult news” as they get older. Plus kids are very monkey see monkey do and will love to have their own news show.

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12 Soozle February 16, 2014 at 6:26 am

This sounds like a really fun show for kids while teaching them about the ‘adult’ news and how it works.. Very different then other things out there :)

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13 maggie February 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

It seems a cute show and my kids could learn from it

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14 Bons February 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I like the concept of this show with cute anchormen and it’s educational!

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15 Amy Heffernan February 17, 2014 at 6:45 am

All i can say is LOVE LOVE LOVE! Its educational fun and a great learning tool. My 4 year old could really benefit from this. Thank you!

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16 Lori Jackson February 17, 2014 at 7:28 am

Sounds super cute and just the little ants themselves make it attracting to watch

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17 BobbiJo Pentney February 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

Finally news that I don’t have to worry about my kids going to bed and having nightmares.

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18 Andrea Hickey February 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

I think this is a great idea. News for little ones. I think they’d like it!

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19 Jenn P February 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

They would love seeing their pictures on the television.

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20 Tammy G February 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

I’m excited to introduce my child to What’s Your News since it’s informative, age appropriate and funny.

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21 Pam R February 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

I know my daughter would be excited to watch this because they involve real kids; sounds like a lot of fun!

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22 Sandi Tymchuk February 17, 2014 at 11:49 am

I can’t wait to tell my brother-in-law about this show–perfect for our young nephew!

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23 Marlene V. (Enelram) February 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

I really like the show’s anchormen the ant called Grant and Antony, an anteater who thinks he’s an ant. My kids would love them!

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24 Kim M February 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I think my family could learn from it as well as enjoying the show.

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25 Suzanne G February 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

This show sounds something that would be interesting to the kids as it is so adorable sounding with an ant and an anteater as co-hosts. It is about real kids so I know they would think that is great.

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26 Jenny Q. February 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Sounds like a fun show with cute characters. I think my son and daughter would both love it!

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27 Dayna Wilson February 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I like the idea of getting my kids interested in the world around them and the experiences of others. :)

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28 melissa brauer February 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

thanks for this great opportunity! what a fabulous kids show, i will definitely tell all my friends.

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29 Amanda Hoffman February 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

my son would love this and his news would be saying new words and soon going potty for the first time on the toilet

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30 shawn tompkins February 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

My kids would love this show. Their TV time is very limited and when they do get to watch it, we try to keep it restriceted to educational shows.

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31 Lynda Torrance February 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

This would be great for my Grandsons they love to learn

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32 Tanya C February 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Looks cute! love that it is real stories for kids.

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33 lori b February 18, 2014 at 12:54 am

this is fantastic, news for kids, something positive

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34 Robyn B. February 18, 2014 at 12:58 am

This sounds like a really fun show for kids while teaching them about the ‘adult’ news .

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35 KellyPC February 18, 2014 at 5:21 am

We don’t have kids yet but our nieces would love to spolied!

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36 Anne Derkat February 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Sounds like a great show that most kids would enjoy.

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37 Sunshine G February 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I want her to see that she can be a news reporter herself even before she grows up!

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38 Rebecca Alward February 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This a great way for children to see that when they have news its always an important subject. We as parents and caregivers should all be excited to be a part of.

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39 Dorlaine Simmons February 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I would love this. Great for all minds, new and old plus I have my 5 year old nephew’s birthday is coming up

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40 Chantel February 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

My little Bella, loves to be challenged!

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41 mike gismondi February 19, 2014 at 1:40 am

It sounds like a really fun show for kids while teaching them about the ‘adult’ news and how it works

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42 mike gismondi February 19, 2014 at 1:43 am

We saw “A New Smoothie” and learned about how Kayla made a smoothie!

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43 Dale Steele Nicolov February 19, 2014 at 5:44 am

I think my grandchildren would love this show and use their imaginations to create their own scenarios about what they would say on this show.I think it would be wonderful to have more shows that encourage children to use their imaginations!

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44 Leah S February 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

great introduction into the idea of current events

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45 Fiona Mullins February 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

It’s a cute way for the kids to get into learning about the world in a way that they can relate to!

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46 Victoria February 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Great that kids get their own news show

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47 MANUEL VIZCAYA February 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

there are not enough educational programs for children

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48 Kerry DeKelver February 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Kids teaching kids inspires them.

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49 Jennifer L February 20, 2014 at 1:38 am

I love this idea – and am excited to introduce my daughter to it, because it seems like it would make kids feel important, and talk about things that seem relevant to them.

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50 Jennifer L February 20, 2014 at 1:44 am

My daughter and I watched “Broken Ankle” and I think what she took away from it was a greater sense of empathy!

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51 Stacey February 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

This is pretty neat. So many contests, and so many moms that can’t afford a lot.
Good luck everyone

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52 jessi jones February 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

My son loves to do whatever Daddy does and Daddy watches / listens to CBC all the time. Watching this show is my sons version of CBC.

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53 Nancy Krueger February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

Very excited to have a news program that kids can watch and feel good about.

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54 Maureen February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

Awesome idea! Kids will live seeing “unboring” news they can relate to

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55 Caro90 February 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

i am a soon to be new mom, and i look forward to watching these shows you’re all talking about with my children

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56 Caro90 February 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

Good luck to all moms out there.

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57 tammy February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

My girls already love this show :) what a great giveaway!

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58 tammy ta February 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

I watched a new smoothie-learned how kayla made her smoothie

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59 Sharron February 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

Love it’ and the kids in my family love it

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60 Alicia February 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

Sounds awesome fingers crossed for the win

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61 Dana February 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

My child loves to hear stories about what is going on in the world.

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62 kelsey cutler February 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

Would love my son to watch this! With it being from kids point of view I Think He Would Really relate

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63 Nicole Gervais February 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

Kids feel that they arn’t important this will give them something to relate to. Awesome! Thanks guys great giveaway

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64 dddvoth February 20, 2014 at 10:45 am

Would be a great thing to show my grandson.

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65 ea hatcher February 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

its important to have conversation points with your children – to get them to share their ideas and feelings – this is a great way of sharing accomplishments – what we as parents think is important might not be the highlight of your child’s day or week – this allows for their perspective

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66 Diane February 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

Sounds like a great show that most kids would enjoy.

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67 Marijo Watt February 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I love What’s Your News, it’s a great show making learning fun. It captures and keeps kids attentions and it’s so cute and fun!

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68 Jennifer M February 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I love that this show is by kids for kids! “news” that they can really relate to. What a great concept!

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69 Kim Tanti February 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

It is hard to find a educational show that captures a child’s attention but this show has done it so well the children do not even know they are learning most of the time.

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70 Robyn Mast February 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Something fun and educational for them!

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71 May Pau February 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Something safe for kids to watch!

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72 kristen visser February 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

i would absolutely LOVE to watch this with my daughter. i have never heard of “whats your news” until now and what a fabulous idea! its educational and gets children involved. so clever!

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73 Ken February 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

fun show for kids while teaching them about the ‘adult’ news

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74 Rachel Cartwright February 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm

I think my kids would love watching ‘the news’ for them! Sounds like a cute idea.

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75 Monique L.S. February 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm

My daughter is a bit too young for this show right now, but I would let her watch in the future. I like that the show is geared around children and their interests. It can show my daughter what other children are experiencing.

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76 Tina F February 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

kids could definately learn from the show

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77 Tina F February 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Have not watched any of the shows yet BUT definately will be

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78 Audrey Skinner February 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I am excited for my great-nephew to watch this program. He is always interested in watching the news with us but this would be more his speed and I think he would really enjoy the stories and would learn a great deal.

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79 malki b February 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

what a great idea for kids! this will make them feel so special!

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80 Julie Valenzuela February 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I love my daughter watching shows she can learn new things from.

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81 Iveta Williams February 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Would love to win this for my granddaughter. Love toys that provide learning for young children.

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82 patty February 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

If my son is going to watch TV I want it to be educational rather than brain numbing. Thank you for offering this option for our kids!

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83 Danella February 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Kids can learn a lot from TV its up to the parents to monitor how much TV time they get and what they are looking at.

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84 Amanda Rukus February 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Sounds like a great idea for a TV show

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85 Gary February 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

my 6-year old son would love to hear about what other kids are up to

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86 debra February 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

great tv show for kids

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87 phil February 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

good contest i would like to win this

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88 aimee February 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm

a new smoothie

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89 Lisa Neutel February 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

What a great idea ..my son will love watching this and learning at his level

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90 Joey B February 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I just think that it’s a really cool concept.

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91 Melissa Brauer February 22, 2014 at 1:47 am

this is a wonderful oppertunity thanks! what a fun show!

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92 Marilyn Legault February 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

I like the characters and the ideas for shows.

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93 Laurie B February 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

I love this! I think its important for kids to interact like this and to have something that is adapted to their age is perfect.

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94 Laurie B February 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

I watched the “swimming one”. I learned that they use the kids as experts rather then “real” experts. Thats such a great idea so the kids dont feel ‘so little’ or unequal.

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95 sheri r February 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

great contest:) would love to win these toys for my nieces.

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96 Keli February 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I think its wonderful to have a great helpful and informational program for kids..

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97 Andrea February 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

We love Kids CBC! And I love the concept of kids teaching kids.
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98 Miranda Keele February 23, 2014 at 6:06 am

My children don’t watch tv, but this sounds like fun!

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99 Lindsay T February 23, 2014 at 8:25 am

I’d love to introduce this to my girls because I think my oldest would able to relate to some of the kids they interview, I know she enjoys watching real kids on tv.

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100 Lindsay T February 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

We watched the Hampster episode. They interviewed Aeyla, a young girl who lives in an apartment building, about taking care of her class hampster for the weekend. They also interviewed Charlotte who knew how to jump on a pogo stick.

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101 WENDY BARRETTE February 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

I think my kids will really like this show because it looks at the world from their point of view-as they learn about things for the first time.

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102 Sadie B. February 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm

My kids would love the stories about kids. Good news for kids.

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103 Alia Guimond February 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I think this is a great show to help children broadcast things that important or special to them. It also introduces things that often are important in the lives of others.

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104 Jane February 24, 2014 at 1:47 am

I think it will be fun for her to see what kids are doing and to feel like she is watching something news worthy. At this points the kids would be ‘big kids’ to her.

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105 Soozle February 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

We watched the chicken episode and learned about chickens and hens heh

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106 Angela Mitchell February 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I love that this show sounds educational, unique and entertaining. We can’t wait to watch it!

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107 sarah jackson February 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I really love that this educational program makes learning fun by using situations that children can understand and relate too ! there were examples used like some one can kick a ball really far or getting a new pet , these are things that are great news for kids ! as adults we tend to forget that , I really what the show promotes !

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108 sarah jackson February 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I watched the chicken episode with my daughter , we learned some facts about chickens , she loved the show

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109 Anita Jardim February 25, 2014 at 6:31 am

I would love to win this as much (if not more) than all the above. ;-)

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