Sid the Science Kid Gets His Own Feature Film!

Sid the Science Kid
Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company, and Al F. Barry, Chairman of Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios in China, have signed an agreement to co-produce Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, a full length feature film based on the popular TV Series.

The movie begins when Sid and a classmate, Gabriela, enter a science experiment contest. When they win, they get the chance to make a visit to a new museum that hasn’t yet opened to the public. While at the museum they meet an unusual scientist who designs robot tour guides. They also get the chance to make friends with some kids from China who also won the same prize. You can’t have a movie without a challenge to overcome, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The robot scientist of course loses control of one of his creations. Thankfully, Sid and friends know just what to do!

The movie appears to have great potential as the scientist is voiced by none other than Christopher Lloyd, who played the quirky scientist in the Back to the Future movies. The Jim Henson company veteran Bradley Zweig wrote the script, so no there’s no lack of talent for this brand new film.

Sid the Science Kid makes an appearance

Sid toolbox, sid toysDelta College and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM) collaborated in December to host “Sid the Science Kid” Science Day at the Children’s Museum in Saginaw, MI.  The visit was funded by a grant from New York-based WNET Thirteen Education.  Delta College is one of the 20 PBS affiliates to have received the grant, and the only one in the state of Michigan.

Cynthia Peck, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Delta College, realizes that many young adults are hesitant when it comes to taking science courses, because many young adults believe that science would be really hard, or has no correlation to their own life. She is a firm believer that introducing science at a young age and encouraging children to explore the world around them will help them to be less intimidated when they grow up.  She believes this will encourage them in their scientific ability.

The event was aimed at children 10 years old and younger.  Each child received a poster and tote bag, as well as a Sid the Science Kid journal in which to record activities and observations.  The journal also contained science experiments which kids were able to perform at home, games, and websites references for more scientific ideas.

Sid the Science Kid concepts were featured in the galleries of Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum. These concepts included the human body, force, motion, and health, tools and measurements, and simple machines. Kids learned about brushing and flossing their teeth while crawling inside of a giant mouth and sitting on the tongue inside. In the “Art Mart,” children sketched a drawing and entered it to win a Sid the Science Kid T-shirt. Kids also tried to avoid falling balls that came into a foam pit by a conveyor belt.

If I had activities like this when I was younger, I may have grown up wanting to study science as well!  Families were also encouraged to bring a camera to snap a photo of their kid with Sid the Science Kid.  To see more Sid the Science kid cool stuff, check out the best online toy store.  Will Sid make an appearance at a museum near you?

Exploring Your World with Sid

Science was never my thing in school. In fact, I talked my way out of dissecting a worm in the 3rd grade. The teacher let me do some other tasks that counted in place of the dissection.  However, when I watch Sid the Science kid, I am intrigued by the fun and interesting way that they present science. Each episode is loaded with information regarding the scientific experiment and methods for observation and can be categorized according to weeks.

The first week focuses on scientific tools and concepts, including observing, charts, measuring, and estimation.  The second week focuses on transformation and change, including decay and growth, melting and freezing, and the effects of heat. The third week focuses on the senses. The fourth week focuses on health. The fifth week focuses on simple machines. The sixth week focuses on science that you can observe in your backyard. The seventh week focuses on the human body. The eighth week focuses on the weather.

All of these episodes are designed to engage the curiosity in your little ones and to help them figure out why things work the way that they do.  For even more fun ideas and games, click here.  I enjoyed playing “Snow Search” myself, and digging up objects in the snow. Other games include matching up snowflake halves, where kids learn about symmetry. For more cool stuff, see our kid’s online toy store.  You can also check Sid’s page and find some cool pajamas (pictured above) which you can also personalize and keep your child warm at the same time!

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Sid the Science Kid has arrived at Ty’s!

If you have a preschooler, chances are you’re already plenty familiar with Sid the Science Kid. He’s all about making learning fun, and it’s hard to argue with that, even if your kid does end up wanting to measure everything in sight.

And for those of us parents who grew up with the muppets, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Sid and the gang are brought to PBS by the Jim Henson Company. (Did you know that this is only the second show by the Henson Company on PBS? The first, of course, is Sesame Street.)

If your kid can’t get enough of Sid, you’ll want to check out the brand-spanking-new Sid the Science Kid Store here at Ty’s Toy Box. Me, I’m partial to the How Does That Do What It Just Did shirt, because that’s a question that fits nearly every life situation, I think, but feel free to find your own favorite. It shouldn’t be hard.

Welcome to Ty’s Toy Box, Sid and friends! We’re awfully happy to have you!