Last week PBS distribution announced existing new additions to their Amazon Prime Video Channel for the month of July and they announced that a brand new DVD featuring everyone's favorite bear family, the Bernstain Bears, would be released soon. Learn more about the new episodes headed to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel and find out when the Berenstain Bears DVD will be available to purchase.
PBS KIDS Announces New Episodes Available on Prime Channel and a Brand New DVD
This summer kids can learn about science, wildlife, coding and more thanks to the new episodes of Hero Elementary and SciGirls being added to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel this July.
No plans for a vacation this summer? That's okay, kids can follow the Berestain Bears on their family adventures to a cabin, theme park and more in a brand new DVD that boasts over 1 hour of adventures (and lessons, of course).
PBS KIDS: New Hero Elementary and SciGirls on Prime Video Channel
This July, PBS Distribution it premiering two new volumes of Hero Elementary, as well as a new volume of SciGirls on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel.
The elementary school-aged superheroes of Hero Elementary continue to use science to understand and figure out how to solve problems in their lives. In the new volume of SciGirls, real tween girls use technology to explore coding, social justice, digital design, urban wildlife and music.
The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all.
Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.
Hero Elementary, Volume 3 & 4
Hero Elementary's group of budding superheroes are back at it again, working together to help people, solve problems, and try to make the world a better place. In Volume 3, monarch butterflies go missing from the school garden, so Mr. Sparks' crew of young heroes follow one monarch to see where it goes in "The Butterfly Chasers/Something Shady". Then, in "Turtle Beach/Shine a Light on Me", the crew travels to Turtle Beach to see baby turtles hatch. In "Sound of Ice Cream/The Reflection Connection", when an ice cream truck is accidentally made invisible, Sparks' Crew has to rely on the sound of the truck's music to track it and find it, and a lot more.
With Volume 4, kids will watch as Mr. Sparks' crew is accidentally shrunk to the size of bugs and must find their way out of an overgrown weedy area in "Bugging Out/Eager Beavers". Then, in "A Leg Up/Sneezitis Solution", watch as Fur Blur comes down with "sneezitis", aka a hamster cold. Plus, the crew springs to the rescue when a baby porcupine gets itself into a predicament, and the crew tries to catch a horse on the loose in Citytown!
Streaming: July 3, 2020
SciGirls, Volume 5
From their own backyards to a NASA research center, bright and curious girls team up with women technology professionals for new adventures in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Volume 5 kicks off with "High Tech Tide", where the Florida SciGirls; Laila, Claire, and Byrne unite with marine biologists to digitally track spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico and share their data in a livestream presentation.
Then, in "Game Changers", it's game on for Jolie and her pals. They team up with game designers to create a hands-on board game and code an app, they they share the fun at a professional game design showcase. Viewers join the SciGirls on these adventures and many more!
Streaming: July 10, 2020
PBS KIDS: New Berestain Bears Family Vacation DVD
This July, PBS Distribution will be releasing more than an hour of Berestain Bears family vacation fun and adventures on DVD. The Berenstains go on a trip to the cabin that is full of mishaps, got o an amusement park; sleep in a "haunted" lighthouse; get immersed in a family reunion and more. Children will watch Papa, Mama, Brother and Sister through the ups and downs of their family trips, which always culminate in a worthwhile lesson.
Every purchase supports public television for all.
Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS video app.
It's time to hit the road with the Bear Family. Join Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother as they out on on vacation for some family fun.
First, in "Too Much Vacation", they arrive at a mountain cabin. Although Papa promises the best vacation ever, things at the cabin do not go according to plan.
Then, the family heads to an amusement park in "Visit Fun Park". Brother boasts to his friends that he can ride the legendary thunderbolt roller coaster fearlessly, but a problem arises when his nerves take over as they get to the park and he sees the roller coaster for himself.
The Bear family also vacations in an old lighthouse, tours Bear Country's National Parks, hosts a family reunion, and more!
Release Date: July 14, 2020
About PBS KIDS
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