- Sesame Street
- "Episode #4041 - Oscar Needs a Change of Scenery"
Oscar decides he needs a change of scenery. He moves his can to the front of the Mail It Shop. He is definitely in everyone's way at the front door and things get very messy. Then Oscar realizes that the Mail It Shop is too happy for him. As he moves on in search of a grouchier place, he comes across Hooper's Store and decides to settle there. Hooper's Store is not grouchy enough for Oscar, especially because people share there. Oscar ends up deciding that his spot right back in front of 123 Sesame Street is the grouchiest place and that he doesn't have to move to find new ways to annoy people!
- "BJ's Really Cool House"
The park is a home away from home for Barney and his friends, but BJ wants to build his very own "totally awesome, completely cool" house. While BJ works on his house, Barney teaches the kids about houses and homes through songs and by using his laptop computer to show them a variety of homes from around the world. Following is an impromptu show about fanciful nursery rhyme homes.
Do in Class
- Barney: House Plays - Act out nursery rhymes to learn about different types of homes.
- Clifford: Experience Feng Shui - Introduce the ancient Chinese concept of Feng Shui with ideas that can help bring harmony and balance into the home environment.
- Dragon Tales: Emmy's Dream House - Imagine and draw the perfect dream house.
- EekoWorld: Clean Air Detective - Conduct scientific investigations about air quality, discuss the causes and consequences of air pollution and examine places in a house where air is the cleanest and dirtiest.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Dollhouse - Turn a cardboard box into a house for small toys, action figures, or dolls. Add furniture and hang pictures on the walls.
- Reading Rainbow: Is This a House for Hermit Crab? - Learn about animal habitats and then explore other animal characteristics on a walking field trip to study local birds.
- ZOOM: Graham Cracker Gingerbread House - Who says you can't play with your food? Build and then eat a gingerbread house.
- Barney: Imagination Castle - Is a castle your dream home? Build one here.
- EekoWorld: EekoHouse - Make an environmentally-friendly house in this online game.
- It's a Big Big World: Build Your Own Tree House - Create your own virtual tree house. Choose your roof, floor, windows, doors, furniture and more to put together a house just right for you!
- The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country
By Lane Smith
Published May 2003 by Viking
The Hocky family has moved to a new house in the country. Actually, it is a very old house. It is a fun house too. When it rains outside, it rains inside. Kids and older readers will laugh at the unexpected challenges the Hocky's meet in their first year: raiding squirrels, skunks, bad smells on shifting winds, poison ivy, and more.
- The House Book
By Keith DuQuette
Published May 1999 by The Putnam Publishing Group
Readers age 4-8 will be fascinated by DuQuette's richly detailed, cross-sectional drawings of a four-story home. The book also includes a tour of many different types of houses that might make up a neighborhood.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.