‘Curious’ Rider & Wolfie

Curious World, a subscription iOS app for 2-7 year-olds, has debuted a series of short-form animated videos called Through the Woods.

Each episode follows a young boy named Rider and his dog Wolfie “as they venture into their backyard woods in search of adventures. As they meet the animals that live there, they observe, ask questions, and ultimately inspire viewers to make discoveries of their own in their neighborhoods and communities.”

The shorts are produced by The Fred Rogers Company, better known for its PBS Kids content like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg +Cat, and Odd Squad, and, of course, for the landmark PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Launched by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015, Curious World offers more 1,200 videos for early learners. Content features such favorites as Curious George, Gossie, and The Polar Express.

You can download Curious World for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. The app comes with a limited number of free videos, games and books. A subscription, which costs $7.99 monthly or $64.99 annually, allows kids to access the full collection of titles and gives parents the ability to personalize and track content for up to four children through a “Parent Dashboard.”


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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