PBS Kids: PEG + CAT - PEG Rocks Coming March 3rd to DVD

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arlington, Va. – February 24, 2015 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing seven stories from PBS KIDS’ popular PEG + CAT series on the new DVD “PEG + CAT: PEG ROCKS,” available starting March 3. Solving problems is even more AWESOME when music is involved! This new toe-tapping DVD features fun-filled musical escapades, including “The Girl Group Problem,” in which Peg’s girl group, the Pentagirls, has its biggest show ever, and “The Mega Mall Problem,” which features Peg and Cat searching the mall for the teens, so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest!

Each PEG + CAT adventure features a story in which Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. While it teaches specific math lessons, the series also emphasizes resilience and perseverance.

PEG + CAT was created by Billy Aronson (“Rent,” “Postcards from Buster”) and Jennifer Oxley (“Little Bill,” “The Wonder Pets!”) and is a production of The Fred Rogers Company. PEG + CAT, which made its broadcast debut in October 2013, airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

The “PEG + CAT: PEG ROCKS” DVD (SRP $12.99) has a run time of approximately 85 minutes. In addition to featuring seven rockin’ stories (below), the DVD includes printable activities – pirates + peaches board game, four fantastic flip-books, Cat sock-beanie instructions, and PEG + CAT stick puppets.

“The Big Gig Problem”

Peg and Cat need to round up the missing members of their touring band, the Electric Eleven, in time for their big gig for 100 chickens.

Primary Content: Counting backwards from 11

Secondary Content: Deductive reasoning, the 20s

“The Mega Mall Problem”

Peg and Cat search the enormous Mega Mall for the teens, so they can all enter the Zebra

Primary Content: Attributes of objects

Secondary Content: Maps

“I Do What I Can: The Musical!”

Peg and Cat present a Broadway musical about the amazing Ramone, who became a hero by doing 30 great things, five at a time.

Primary Content: Counting to 30 by fives

Secondary Content: Counting to 30 by ones

“The Girl Group Problem”

Peg’s girl group, the Pentagirls, has its biggest show ever, featuring a new hit song about

Primary Content: Flips, slides and turns

Secondary Content: 2D shapes

“The Groovy Sixties Problem”
Peg and Cat help Peg’s hippy Grandmom create a groovy birthday present for Granddad based on his favorite numbers: the sixties.

Primary Content: Counting in the 60s

Secondary Content: Using simple shapes to make complex shapes, counting by tens

“The Magic Uke”

Peg must trek through the Kingdom of Night to reach Cat. To cross the star-shaped steps, Peg needs to find lines of symmetry with the help of a magic ukulele.

Primary Content: Understanding day and night

Secondary Content: Finding lines of symmetry

“The Rocking Out Problem”

When Baby Fox makes a spectacular musical instrument out of junk, Peg and Cat get stuck in it! To get out they must use up, down, around and 3/4 time.

Primary Content: Up, down, over and around

Secondary Content: Musical patterns


Vinko Milic November 12, 2015 at 4:47 PM  

Very interesting. Don't forget it: Purchases supports PBS. #PegPlusCatTV #TotallyAwesome #ProblemSolved

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