IPTV KIDS Clubhouse: Parent Preview to Premiere May 12 on IPTV

Posted: April 19, 2016

A special 30-minute preview of Iowa Public Television’s new locally produced program, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, is set to air in prime time throughout May. The preview frames the important educational and developmental mission of IPTV KIDS Clubhouse for parents, grandparents and caregivers. Viewers will also have the opportunity to get to know the many characters and concepts related to this new program through clips and highlights. 

IPTV KIDS Clubhouse: Parent Preview will premiere Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m. on IPTV LEARNS (.2) and Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. on IPTV’s primary channel. This program will air again Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m., Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 23 at 8:42 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. on IPTV. The preview will also air throughout May on IPTV LEARNS (.2).

The new IPTV KIDS Clubhouse series, hosted by Dan Wardell, aims to engage children, partner with parents, enrich on-air children’s programming, and supply schools and libraries with educational resources. Each episode will consist of segments in the brand new IPTV KIDS Clubhouse featuring activities, guests and puppets. Wardell will be joined by co-host Abby Brown, and puppets DanBot and Caveman, as they visit communities across the state, making Iowa’s children the stars of the show.

“I have some overarching themes that I’ve always included in my story times and my messages: Go outside and play, use your imagination, read a good book and eat healthy food,” said Wardell. “These messages will be incorporated in all aspects of the new IPTV KIDS Clubhouse show.”

Dedicated to fun, adventure and learning, the new series will premiere on statewide IPTV on June 3 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 a.m. New episodes will premiere each week in these same time slots throughout the summer.

IPTV is complementing the series by creating a multimedia learning experience for Iowa children ages 3 through 10. Coordinated educational activities and resources will be available to parents and children at Iptv.org/Clubhouse.

Promotional photos for IPTV KIDS Clubhouse can be downloaded here.

Support for IPTV KIDS Clubhouse is provided by Blank Children’s Hospital and Casey’s General Stores.