Rootle Block Party: UNC-TV plans hour-long special for kids
Posted September 16, 2020 7:49 p.m. EDT
At the NC State Fair each year and elsewhere across North Carolina, Rootle, UNC-TV's PBS Kids Channel, host family-friendly block parties that feature some of its most popular characters.
Those in-person gatherings can't happen right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, so Rootle is going virtual and bringing its popular event from "the block to the box," as a press release says.
The program will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, on Rootle.
Guests and partners for the show include:
- Talented cellist Shana Tucker of Durham, a longtime teaching artist.
- The Little GERMinators, a N.C.-based hygiene program designed for young kids.
- Mr. Scooter, a storyteller, rapper and children's librarian from Wilmington.
- Read-a-roo, Rootle's mascot.
- Pierce Freelon of Durham, who recently released his first children's album.
The hour will include sing-alongs, educational games and more.
More information is on UNC-TV's website.