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Arthur; For The Birds; Ungifted

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For The Birds; Ungifted
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Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

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"For the Birds" Brain dreams of being the first to spot a rare bird species called the green-tailed grebe. When Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club at school, Brain is panicked! What if someone finds the grebe first and ruins his chances at fame and fortune? Or, can Brain learn that nature is a gift meant for everyone to share?

“Ungifted” Arthur and Buster's friendship is put to the test when Arthur gives away a present that Buster had given him for his birthday. Now Buster wants the miniature hand-made model of a farm thresher back. Can Arthur track it down to make amends? Educational Objective: Buster teaches Arthur a lesson about gift-giving.

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Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
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