Monday, June 22, 2015

HEY KIDS LET'S COOK Marathon June 27-28 on Create TV‏

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The award winning PBS series Hey Kids, Let’s Cook! Is back for another summer marathon on Create TV on June 27 & 28, this time for season 3 of the series, which includes a visit to the White House featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and a very special surprise guest!

Get creative with the kids this summer and have fun making recipes just like a chef in a fancy restaurant! Hey Kids, Let’s Cook! Is a unique way to help parents and kids have fun in the kitchen while learning a thing or two about cooking and nutrition. Created just for kids, Hey Kids, Let’s Cook! excites kids to not just watch cooking shows but to get in the kitchen and make the same recipes for themselves, with food that is artistic, colorful, delicious, nutritious, and fun to make. Recipes that feature in the marathon include Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups, Mediterranean Salad and Fish Tacos, among many more!

In each episode Hey Kids, Let’s Cook!’s host, assistant chefs, and animated characters demonstrate recipes showcasing a bright palette of colors with food and kitchen equipment, crafting a sense of style that is fun for children. The show doesn’t try to adapt existing adult cooking shows for children, but rather uses a wholly original approach by using food as a way to create memorable experiences, to teach, and to tell stories in a variety of ways including real time, animation, fast-motion, and previously filmed field trips. These stories excite children, and can conjure up memories, even in the youngest of audience members. A panoply of sensory experiences and demonstrations display and describe textures, flavors and scents while bright colors accent the innovative style of the show. This is a series that parents can identify with, and want their children watch and learn from.

At the beginning of each episode, the host, and cast of two children cook several recipes together as the animated characters chime in and/or are integrated into the show. The host uses Common Core strategies of productive talk and problem solving to collectively prepare and taste-test the recipes. In an interactive approach, the children ask questions about the food being prepared and chat along the way, as they would at home. After the host and children have successfully completed the recipes, the re-teaching segment begins. In the second portion of the show, the host challenges the children to recreate the recipes on their own. This segment reinforces what has been taught, provides confidence for the viewing children at home that they too can be successful, and runs in a fast motion accompanied by music. After the re-teaching, the children taste-test and describe the recipes, and share what they learned.

The schedule for the eight-episode marathon is all follows with each episode running approximately 30 minutes. (all times EDT. Dates and times are always subject to change. Viewers should check their local listings.)

Sat. June 27 6:00am (last episode airs at 9:30am)
Sat. June 27 6:00pm (last episode airs at 9:30pm)
Sun. June 28 12:00pm (last episode airs at 3:30pm)


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