Cambridge Nanny Group proud Sponsor of WTTW Kids Fun and Run: A 3K Family Walk and 5K Fun Run to support children’s programming on WTTW.
Cambridge Nanny Group is a proud sponsor of PBS children’s programming, and it was a delight and privilege to be one of the corporate sponsor’s who participated in the WTTW Fun and Run on August 26, 2012 in Lincoln Park.
PBS is the most important children’s programming in the history of American television. Providing the highest-quality programming and learning environment for children, PBS’ children’s media invites kids on a journey to explore the world around them with non-violent, age-appropriate content that offers positive role models for children to learn from and grow with.
PBS and member stations are America’s largest classroom, available to 98% of America’s children through our television service – including those who can’t attend preschool. They offer educational media that helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world for them in an age-appropriate way.
PBS is dedicated to offering educational resources that can lead to success in the classroom. PBS is the country’s No. 1 source of media content for pre-school teachers and the No. 1 place parents turn to for preschool video online, with content that has been shown to improve critical literacy skills in young children. PBS and member stations have partnered with other publicly funded organizations to deliver more than 14,000 unique, curriculum-based educational resources through PBS LearningMedia, launched in the summer of 2011. This is a free service for all teachers, students and home-schooling families nationwide, offered through local PBS member stations.
The year 2012 marked 12 Daytime Emmy Awards for PBS KIDS series, the 15th consecutive year that PBS earned more Daytime Emmy awards for its children’s programming than any other broadcast or cable network. PBS KIDS was also recently named Channel of the Year at the 2012 Kidscreen Awards.
According to Nielsen, in June 2012, PBS had four of the top 10 programs among mothers of young children, including CURIOUS GEORGE, SESAME STREET, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, and SUPER WHY!.
PBSKIDS.org is ranked America’s No. 1 kids video site for free streamed videos based on the number of videos viewed. In addition, according to Google Analytics, more than 74 milion videos were streamed on the PBS KIDS Video for iPhone/iPad app in June 2012.
WTTW FUN AND RUN HIGHLIGHTS
Children and Families enjoyed performances by Ralph’s World, performing critically-acclaimed music for children and adults alike, plus the opportunity to meet, greet, hug, and take photos with everyone’s favorite walk-around characters, including:
- Arthur, D.W. and Buster from Arthur
- Buddy from Dinosaur Train
- Cookie Monster Grover, and Elmo from Sesame Street
- Curious George
- Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat
- Dog and Duck from WordWorld
- Ruff Ruffman from Fetch
- Sid the Science Kid
And there’s was more – families enjoyed complimentary food and beverage, giant inflatables for climbing and sliding, crafts, children’s performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music, appearances by Little Miss Anne, mini ZUMBA classes led by Chicago Latin Fitness, games and prices.
It was a beautiful event and we look forward to returning next year..and the year after that…and the year after that.
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