Yes, ALMA’S WAY is coming soon, providing the perfect time for young ones and their families to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with this new Latino character from PBS KIDS!
Many will be familiar with the series’ creator — beloved Sesame Street cast member and Lifetime Achievement Emmy®-winner –Sonia Manzano, who says,“I am so excited to be working with PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions to introduce Alma, a strong and positive Puerto Rican girl who will empower young viewers . . . . Alma’s way is to think things through, and we hope the new series will show kids that their thought processes are valid and give them the confidence to think critically.”
What better example for children (or any of us) than a little girl who is optimistic and determined, showing that if she puts her mind to a problem, she can ﬁgure it out. With each episode showcasing different aspects of Latino cultures through language, food, music, and customs, viewers will see how other families are both alike and different from their own.
When ALMA’S WAY launches on October 4, digital content for kids, parents and teachers will offer series-inspired games available in English and Spanish on pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS Games App. Also, Spanish and English language parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend learning at home, will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents, and PBS LearningMedia will offer tools for teachers, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips, and printable activities.
So stay tuned!