From Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30, NOGGIN will premiere five new, half-hour episodes of the animated preschool series Pinky Dinky Doo, a co-production with Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza’s Jim Jinkins and David Campbell. In addition, kids and their caregivers can listen to two new Pinky Dinky Doo audio podcasts by logging onto www.noggin.com beginning March 26. Each 10-minute podcast is derived from the two Pinky Dinky Doo stories featured in the new March 26 episode.
Based on the popular book series by Jim Jinkins, Pinky Dinky Doo centers on a pink-haired, seven-year-old girl who imagines that her brain expands to enormous proportions when she has a great big idea. With help from her family, friends and pet guinea pig, Pinky solves everyday problems by thinking big and uncovering an idea that saves the day. Featuring Flash animation over photo collage backgrounds, each episode includes two, eight-minute stories followed by an interactive, play-along game. Through Pinky’s adventures, kids are inspired to create their own stories and games and sharpen their listening skills.
In support of the new Pinky Dinky Doo episodes and the network’s early literacy campaign, www.noggin.com will feature several reading games and activities. Beginning March 2, the site will feature the Pinky Dinky Doo Great Big Fancy Word game, a new Moose and Zee doodlepad activity, a 64 Zoo Lane storymaker and a Blue’s Clues Gold Challenge game. Additional literacy-based printables will feature the Pinky Great Big Fancy Word coloring book and ‘Words of Wonder’ printables.