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Valentine's Day on PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS celebrates Valentine's Day with a new episode of WORDWORLD and MARTHA SPEAKS , a special hour of CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG and themed episodes from PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! favorites on Friday, February 13th (check local listings). Online, pbsparents.org offers holiday crafts, e-cards and "heartwarming" recipes for kids and caregivers, as well as features on poetry and expressing feelings. A new Valentine's Day themed video playlist will also be available on the PBS KIDS GO! video player at pbskidsgo.org/video.
PBS KIDS (for preschool audiences)
MARTHA SPEAKS #121 (NEW)
ITCHY MARTHA / MARTHA AND THE THIEF OF HEARTS
Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?
"Martha and the Thief of Hearts"
The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody's art supplies begin disappearing, their affectionate mood begins to fade. Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?
WORDWORLD #201 (NEW)
MY FUZZY VALENTINE / LOVE, BUG
"My Fuzzy Valentine"
Bug wants to sign a valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but he doesn't know how to write his name. With lots of encouragement from Frog, he learns that with a little practice he can write his name and give his valentine.
When Sheep decides she wants to make a special Valentine song for her pal Bear, she has trouble finding just the right rhyme to finish her song. With the help of Fly, she discovers the perfect rhyme and makes Bear a Valentine song with real heart.
“LOVE AT FIRST BARK” VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
CLIFFORD'S PUPPY DAYS
“Valentine Schmalentine” – Clifford and Daffodil make Valentine’s Day gifts for Emily Elizabeth, and get competitive over who can make the best one. In the end, they realize Emily will love whatever they make, because she cares for them more than any present.
“Sweethearts Dance” – Emily Elizabeth’s excitement about the Valentine’s Day dance turns to anxiety when she realizes she and her Dad must dance in front of a crowd. Then Dad shares a little secret that helps Emily overcome her fears.
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
“T-bone, Dog About Town” – A cute poodle named Mimi vacations on Birdwell Island and T-bone develops a crush on her. He tries to impress her by pretending to be a different kind of dog, but soon learns it’s always best to be yourself.
“Mimi’s Back In Town” – T-bone is excited to hear that Mimi the poodle is coming back. T-bone really likes her but he gets embarrassed when Cleo starts teasing him. Cleo eventually realizes that teasing can make people uncomfortable.
PBS KIDS GO! (for early-elementary audiences)
FLEA TO BE YOU AND ME / KISS AND TELL
Flea to Be You and Me - Pal is itching like crazy and the culprit is Pepe, an Italian circus flea. To save himself from being "squeeshed," Pepe enthralls Kate, Pal, and Amigo with the story of his heartbreaking separation from brother Sale - followed by an incredible journey across four continents! Kiss and Tell - Emily returns from her summer in Paris with the amazing news that she's been kissed - by a boy! Just like in a fairy tale! Now D.W. wants a kiss so that she can be a princess too. But where can she find her Prince Charming?
HUGS & WITCHES
It's Valentine's Day, and Hacker captures Doctor Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace, placing them inside a time machine invented by the mathematically-minded Lovelace. The kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems left behind by Lady L, and free them from the time machine before it time travels to the nether world of cyberspace - never to return! Will the kids get there in time, or will Valentine's Day bring nothing but broken hearts?
MAYA & MIGUEL #153
Miguel hates Valentine's Day. He considers it a greeting card holiday. Maya loves Valentine's Day. She considers it an opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you care about them. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school, attired in cupid wings. He begs and pleads with anyone and everyone to take over his job, to no avail. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. At the end of the day, he tosses the whole getup in the trash, eager to be done with this accursed holiday. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentine delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. Soon a mob confronts Maya. Miguel, seeing the mob, digs his cupid wings out of the trash and hops into action to save his sister. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer... and Miguel's heart grows a few sizes towards the holiday he once hated.
Jill Corderman, PBS
Jake Landis, PBS