Calling all parents: Today, new episodes of "Sid the Science Kid" begin airing (UNC-TV, 11 am, 2 pm).
If you're new to the show, it's a Jim Henson Company show featuring a vivacious five-year-old and his friends that aims to teach kids about science concepts.
Today's episode is "Slide to the Side." Sid has invented a new dance, The Sid Slide to the Side. It works fine in his socks, but when he puts on his new red sneakers, he can't slide. Thus begins a lesson about friction.
Other lessons this week include a look at elasticity, inertia and force.
There's lots of catchy songs and moving and enthusiasm and viewer participation. The show also has the hallmark of a good children's show: teaching the same concept in a variety of ways, so the lesson sticks (kids crave repetition, don't you know).
And really, don't you love Sid's hair?
Also, is Sid's grandma actually cake maven Sylvia Weinstock?