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WOUB Learning Lab offers a sneak peek of “ROSIE’S RULES”

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Screenings will be held 9/22 and 9/29

ATHENS, OH – WOUB’s Learning Lab is offering parents and preschoolers a chance to get a sneak peek of the new PBS Kids program ROSIE’S RULES, a colorful new 2D animated preschool comedy series from 9 Story Media Group and its award-winning studio, Brown Bag Films. Screenings will be held at the Athens Public Library on 9/22 at 9:30 a.m. and the Chauncey Public Library on 9/29 at 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab staff will also hand out Rosie’s Rules puzzles and do a digital microscope activity.

ROSIE’S RULES will premiere on WOUB HD October 3 at 10 a.m. and repeat at 1:30 p.m. and stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a bilingual Mexican-American girl from suburban Texas, who is just beginning to learn about how the great, big, fascinating world around her works. Featuring an engaging social studies curriculum, a dynamic cast of characters, catchy music, and hilarious stories, the new series aims to show kids ages 3-6 how they, as individuals, fit into their own community, as well as broader society.

In Rosie’s quest to understand some of the world’s most mystifying concepts, like how the mail works or family relationships, she will bonk into, break, rip, and spill her way into constant comic chaos, usually doing it wrong before she gets it right. As Rosie figures things out, the answers – along with other astute discoveries – become Rosie’s Rules. These “rules” for navigating everyday life range from the silly (“Don’t try to mail your cat to Mexico.”), to the sweet (“There’s nothing better than making your Abuela happy.”) to the practical (“Sometimes flopping helps you get your feelings out.”). Rosie’s “rules” also reinforce what Rosie’s learned in the episode, bridging the curriculum takeaway and the heart of each story.  ­

Rosie and her blended, multicultural family live in suburban Texas. Her Papá is from Mexico City, and her entrepreneurial Mom is from rural Wisconsin. Rosie has a little brother, Iggy, and an older sister, Crystal, who is Mom’s child from her first marriage. Gatita is Rosie’s fluffy feline sidekick.

ROSIE’S RULES features a social studies curriculum specifically tailored for preschoolers, which encompasses civics and government, geography, economics, and history, presented via engaging, character-based narratives to help viewers achieve the social studies proficiencies that are important for preschoolers. Rosie’s home is filled with reminders that social studies is all around us. Maps on the walls, giant family calendars, family photos (in the pattern of a family tree), even an address on the door support the curriculum and help viewers connect social studies concepts to their daily lives. Music is part of every episode, as Rosie sings the “I’ve Gotta Know” song to begin each story and ends with a celebration tune summarizing what she’s learned.

The program was created by Emmy Award-winning writer and children’s book author, Jennifer Hamburg, a veteran of the children’s television industry whose credits include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, Cyberchase, and Doc McStuffins.