KIDS' CBC LAUNCHES NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES THE ADVENTURES OF NAPKIN MAN! STARRING YANNICK BISSON ON DECEMBER 30

Dec 12, 2013
New preschool series helps children to better understand their emotions
Starring Yannick Bisson of CBC’s hit series Murdoch Mysteries
 
Kids’ CBC presents a new preschool series about a different kind of superhero with THE ADVENTURES OF NAPKIN MAN! airing Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. (10 NT) beginning Dec. 30. Each episode takes children inside the classroom of fun-loving and compassionate preschool teacher Mr. Anthony, played by Yannick Bisson of CBC’s hit primetime series Murdoch Mysteries. Featuring a mix of live action and animation, children are taken on fun-filled adventures which help them to better understand and manage their feelings.
 
*Click here to view an exclusive interview between Mamma Yamma and Yannick Bisson
 
Using his special pen, Mr. Anthony draws Napkin Man, a superhero who leaps off the napkin and magically comes to life in an animated world. As the children look on, Napkin Man (voiced by Bisson) and his friends play out a story that sheds light on the emotional issue at hand. Through comedy and catchy original music, children learn to identify and label emotions, recognize the physiological symptoms associated with different emotions, develop fun and easy strategies to calm down and feel better, while discovering creative ways to solve problems that lead to negative emotions.
 
Also on Kids’ CBC this winter are the engaging multiplatform series, RUBY SKYE P.I. and TIME TREMORS. Beginning Dec. 21,, get on the case Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. (8 PST/9:30 NT) with cross-platform series RUBY SKYE P.I., following amateur detective Ruby Skye as she finds her way into the middle of the most baffling mysteries. Then tune in to TIME TREMORS at 9:56 a.m. (8:56 PST/10:26 NT) and follow the adventures of siblings Max and Medie as they travel through space to collect time treasures. Kids can play along with each episode by downloading the Time Tremors Infinity app, available for free from the App Store, Google Play or online at cbc.ca/kids/timetremors.
 
Want more Kids’ CBC? Check out the Family Sandbox
The Kids’ CBC Family Sandbox is a safe, social online platform for children and their families. Designed as an innovative new layer for KidsCBC.ca, the Family Sandbox is intended to enhance and personalize the online experience for you and your child. Your child can create and maintain his/her profile, design avatars and exchange messages with family. Parents can also send special greetings for birthdays and holidays along with videos celebrating special preschool milestones, including toilet training and shoe-tying. To set up and run your Family Sandbox, visit cbc.ca/parents/familysandbox.
 
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Our educational mandate is to create and air shows that are not only age-appropriate, but also actively promotes healthy child development in all areas - cognitive, social, creative, emotional and physical. In addition to our award-winning Kids’ CBC interstitial content (which specifically targets the five main areas of development), the programs in our lineup, both on air and online, have been carefully selected to reflect a balance of the core developmental domains. Follow Kids’ CBC on twitter @KidsCBC and @CBCParents
 
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