We already know that there’s little more exciting to a parent than when a treasured show from our youth has come back to enthrall the kids of today. If it gets a face-lift in the process—causing our children to declare it worthy, rather than asking if this is really what we used to watch “in the olden days”—so much the better.
And so I’m more than a little excited that a brand new version of The Electric Company is about to premiere on PBS KIDS GO!
Check it out:
Sure, it’s different than the original. But the same funky vibe I remember is definitely there (albeit modernized), and the goal remains the same: Promotion of literacy in a way that gets kids engaged. What’s not to like about that?
The Electric Company will officially run on PBS KIDS GO! on Fridays, beginning on January 23rd, 2009, but you can catch the special 2-hour sneak peek marathon a week from today on Monday, January 19th, 2009. I wanted to give you a heads up so that you can set the recording device of your choosing, or so that you can watch it with your kids. (And maybe walk around the house saying things like, “C! At! CAT! S! At! SAT!”)