Philadelphia, PA - April 5, 2011 - 24-hour preschool television
channel Sprout is celebrating Earth Week with a variety of special
events and green activities, including a live appearance by Richard
Blais, latest winner of Bravo's Emmy Award-winning show Top
Chef, on Friday, April 22 during Sprout's The Sunny Side Up Show
which airs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. Chef Blais, along
with show hosts Sean and Chica the Chicken, will be creating a fun,
preschool-friendly dish and recycled craft from the recipe's
packaging elements that parents and their preschoolers can easily
recreate at home. The recipe and recycled craft directions
will also be available at www.SproutOnline.com.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET that same afternoon, is Sprout's Dig
Into Earth Day with dirtgirlworld marathon, featuring two hours of
episodes from the first green living series for preschoolers, which
includes topics like caring for the environment, outdoor play and
sustainable, green living.
Additionally, The Sunny Side Up Show will be featuring
eco-friendly crafts, games, activities and more all week long
beginning Monday, April 18.
Sprout is a proud supporter of Green is Universal,
NBCUniversal's ongoing environmental initiative, and will be
turning its on-air and online logos green all week
For additional information on Sprout programs or schedules, or
to play games, download free coloring pages or find great
activities for kids, visit SproutOnline.com. To find out
where Sprout is available in your area, call 1.8.SPROUT.411 or go
Available in over 50 million homes, Sprout is the first 24-hour
preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for
children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. The
24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along
with the website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that
follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its
distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted
blocks. Sprout's VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for
younger children with over one billion views.
Sprout is a partnership among NBCUniversal, HIT Entertainment,
PBS and Sesame Workshop. Its program lineup of gold-standard,
curriculum-based preschool shows includes: Sesame Street®,
Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, The Wiggles®, Thomas &
Friends™, Caillou®, The Berenstain Bears™, Roary the Racing
Car™, dirtgirlworld and more.