Curious George, the mischievous little monkey of the classic children’s books created by Margret and H.A. Rey, has packed up for the bright lights and big city—he’s now starring in his own show on public television. The animated half-hour program, airing on PBS and featuring ideas from EDC researchers, encourages preschoolers to explore the world around them.
As advisors for the show, Sally Crissman, Bernie Zubrowski, and Karen Worth in EDC’s Center for Science Education provided the suggestions for George’s many adventures and ways to introduce concepts in science, engineering, and math. For example, on a mission to hang his newest masterpiece on the refrigerator, George learns about magnets. In another episode, a cat is accused of scratching the booths in Chef Pisghetti’s restaurant, and George must investigate, using his scientific inquiry skills and powers of observation.
Originally published on January 1, 2007