By Evan Johnson
PEGTV has announce the addition of a new show to channel 15, one designed with its youngest viewers in mind. “ZING A Show for Children,” is PEGTV’s first-ever show for children. After years of producing at PEGTV, Volunteer Independent Producer Mary Crowley decided to create a show with children’s needs at the focus.
“I decided to create a children’s show because I heard and read of so many children who arrive in Kindergarten unprepared,“ said Crowley, an art, music and elementary school teacher with over 30 years experience who will also serve as the show’s host.
The show is created with young children in mind, and is suitable for all ages. “ZING! A Show for Children” will focus on learning in fun ways, exploring colors and numbers, and visiting exciting places. “I hope children learn letters, numbers, words, manners, self-worth, what our city and area have to offer little ones. I hope they draw and read and sing and dance and pretend to be puppeteers. I hope they understand that life can be a celebration and can be lots of fun,” said Crowley.
According to Crowley, episodes will follow the months. November’s episode will include segments on the importance of hand washing, “thank you,” as the phrase of the day, and visits to the Rutland farmer’s market and fire station.
“The color of the show will be green, because after the leaves fall off the tress, the green of the coniferous trees are what are left,” said Crowley.
The purpose of the show, explained Crowley, is to promote observation, visual memory, auditory memory, visual sequencing and auditorial memory.
“I’m going to explain all of this in nickel words — or even penny words — that any person could understand,” she said.
A new episode will premiere every month, and will air weekly on PEGTV channel 15. You’ll be able to watch the show Mondays at 3 p.m., Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Each episode will also be available online at pegtv.com. While the show is intended for viewers ages 2-5, Crowley said she hopes viewers of all ages will find something to enjoy.
“If someone 88 wanted to watch, that’d be fine, too,” she said.
PEGTV is comprised of Comcast channels 15, 20 and 21 and VTel channels 163, 164, and 165 and is available throughout Rutland County to all cable subscribers. Streaming programming, hyper-local weather forecasts, and video on demand services are also available online at pegtv.com.
Mary Crowley, the host of “ZING! A Show for Children” is on set at PEGTV.