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PEG + CAT: The Tree Problem

PBS KIDS launched The Tree Problem, a new app based on its series for preschoolers PEG + CAT, now available for iPad.

icon175x175PEG + 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.

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!

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




ODD SQUAD: Blob Chase

PBS KIDS released its first app from the hit series, ODD SQUAD – ODD SQUAD Blob Chase!


ODD SQUAD Blob Chase extends the adventures and humor of the series, as kids chase and recover blobs that have escaped their containers and are on the loose in Odd Squad headquarter. The new app encourages kids to use math skills to investigate and solve problems.

Blob Chase makes basic math concepts fun for kids (5-8) to learn and practice. In the world of Odd Squad, blobs love nothing more than escaping from their containers. In this game, kids help to recover the blobs by using gadgets to add, subtract, halve or double passageways throughout Odd Squad headquarters.

To discover which gadget works best for each particular challenge, kids problem-solve using:

    • addition
    • subtraction
    • multiplication
    • division

The app includes 60 levels of gaming in which kids use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to get blobs across bridges, over walls, through tubes and eventually back into their containers.

ODD SQUAD Blob Chase is now available for iPad, Android tablets and Fire tablet for 99 cents for a limited time.