GeekDad review by Michael Knight -
Have you ever made a wish? Maybe you wished upon or star or threw a coin into a wishing well or a fountain. What if your deepest wish could come true? Wishes don’t become reality through magic but through the help of others. Ruby and the Well is the story of people helping the wishes of others come true.
By Francine Brokaw, Herald Correspondent – In the imaginative new series “Ruby and the Well,” a young girl discovers magic and friendship in her new home. The show has so much promise that a second season has already been ordered before the initial episode airs.
By Anthony Dean – “16 Hudson” is an animated series of shorts that debuted in 2018. The show’s set in an apartment building in an unnamed big city. (The show’s title references the building’s address.)
Jenny Perlman Robinson and Marianne Stone – The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to deliver the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response. This is possible because of a $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2017, and as of December 2018 additional support from the LEGO Foundation, recognizing that transformationa
John Hart – 16 Hudson is a new animated show for kids of pre-school age. It focuses on four kids who live in the apartment building at that address who range from ages four to seven: Lili (Iranian), Amala (half-Irish, half-East Indian), Sam (Chinese) and Luc (Haitian). Luc is also adopted by Paul and Bayani, making 16 Hudson the first preschool show to feature a main character with two
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TV review by Emily Ashby
The Ollie & Moon Show is a fun way to introduce youngsters to the concepts of different cultures and geography, as well as the general excitement about taking a trip to a new place. Though the presentation and context are kept very simple (Ollie and Moon bike past acres of tulips and windmills in the Netherlands, for instance), they’re enough to give preschoolers a basic point of reference for th