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PBS KIDS launched The Tree Problem, a new app based on its series for preschoolers PEG + CAT, now available for iPad. PEG + CAT follows Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. Designed for kids ages 3-6, The Tree Problem extends the series’ preschool math curriculum through a new series of games in which players help Peg get Cat out of a tree in a variety of different locations from the show.

“Every day in PEG + CAT, kids join Peg and Cat on adventures in a wide variety of places – from a farm to the South Pole, from a pirate island to a prehistoric valley, from Peg’s backyard to New York’s Broadway,” said Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital. “With The Tree Problem App, kids can jump into those worlds, play along and build key math and spatial reasoning skills along the way.”

The Tree Problem App Features:

  • 30 total levels: Cat sure has a knack for getting stuck in trees! Levels of increasing challenge motivate children to practice key early math concepts and skills.
  • 6 worlds: Grow plants on the farm, roll and stack snowballs at the South Pole and arrange set pieces on Broadway! Each world offers new levels, giving children a variety of opportunities to solve the problem.
  • Curriculum focus: Peg and Cat’s spirited and playful antics engage children in learning foundational math concepts like spatial reasoning and measurement, practicing persistence and having a totally awesome time doing it!

PEG + CAT was created by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson and is produced by The Fred Rogers Company. PEG + CAT was originally funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families, as well as by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

The Tree Problem App is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs provided through local public media stations. PBS KIDS offers more than 40 educational apps for children, many of which are made available for free to families in low-income communities through the PBS KIDS Mobile Learning Program, a national outreach effort in collaboration with PBS stations that distributes free app download codes to community-based organizations.

The Tree Problem App is available for $2.99 on the App Store for iPad or at www.AppStore.com/PBSKIDS.

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