Work It Out Wombats!
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Work It Out Wombats!
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What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Work It Out Wombats! is an entertaining and educational animated series for preschoolers. The show's characters use computational thinking, which is based in the STEM field of computer science, to solve problems and challenges. The show follows the story of three spunky marsupial siblings as their adventures lead them to new heights and new opportunities for learning.Themes of the show include problem solving, being curious about your environment, and spending time with friends and family.
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What's the Story?
WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! gives viewers a front row seat to life in the Treeborhood, a huge treehouse that serves as the home of wombats, eagles, fish, snakes, and lots of other creatures. The stars of the show are three wombat siblings: Malik, Zadie, and Zeke, who live with their grandmother, Super. Each day the trio strikes out to explore their environment -- using their amazing computational thinking skills to solve problems, express themselves, and think critically. But sometimes the siblings aren't on the same page, and their path towards learning and exploration throws them a curve ball. Malik, the oldest sibling, is passionate and sometimes wants to stick to the plan he had in mind; Zadie thrives off of speed, and she loves to brainstorm zany ideas; Zeke is the youngest sibling, who wants to play and cuddle with his favorite toy, Snout. You never which skills these siblings will use to solve problems or what fun adventures they'll have along the way!
Is It Any Good?
This show is the perfect combination of learning, high energy characters, and fun music. Work It Out Wombats! takes the important subject of computational thinking, and makes it understandable for young learners. The show's curriculum is developmentally appropriate for preschoolers and is presented in an exciting way. Work It Out Wombats! models positive, learning interactions between children and adults through exploration and play. The show's quality matches -- actually, exceeds, the high expectations viewers have for PBS Kids programming.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how the characters in Work It Out Wombats! live in the Treeborhood. If you lived there, which animal would you be? Why?
Why are curiosity and problem-solving important in this show?
Malik, Zadie, and Zeke are wombats, which are a type of marsupial. Can you name any other marsupials? Do you spot any in the show?
What kinds of problems or challenges do the wombats face on the show? How did Malik, Zadie, and Zeke figure out what to do?
- Premiere date: February 6, 2023
- Cast: Isis Moore, Deann DeGruijter, Ava Close
- Network: PBS Kids
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: STEM, Adventures, Brothers and Sisters, Friendship, Wild Animals
- Character Strengths: Curiosity
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: February 7, 2023
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