Elinor Wonders Why

Elinor Wonders Why encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce children ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.

Thu, Feb 2 9:30 A.M. A Garden for All/Band of Explorers     NHPBS KIDS

Thu, Feb 2 12:30 P.M. Elinor's Fishy Friend/Do The Crane Dance     NHPBS

Fri, Feb 3 9:30 A.M. The Town Picnic/The Amazing Expandable Clubhouse     NHPBS KIDS

The Town Picnic - It's time for the Animal Town picnic, but Ari is growing impatient waiting for Ms.

Fri, Feb 3 12:30 P.M. Water You Doing?/Thinking About Blinking     NHPBS

Water You Doing? - While walking through the forest, Elinor and friends come across a stream and decide to make a stone walkway across it.

Sat, Feb 4 9:30 A.M. Speedy Swimming/Strawberry Jam     NHPBS KIDS

Speedy Swimming - The kids go to the local lake for a nice swim and discover that many animals can swim really fast.

Sun, Feb 5 9:30 A.M. A Garden for All/Band of Explorers     NHPBS KIDS

Mon, Feb 6 6:30 A.M. The Science of Staying Warm/The Seed of An Idea     NHPBS KIDS

The Science of Staying Warm - It's a wintery Saturday morning and Elinor, Olive and Ari are getting ready to go out and play in the snow with other kids, but Olive wonders why she has to wear so many winter clothes.

Mon, Feb 6 12:00 P.M. Butterfly Babies/Elinor's Circus     NHPBS

Butterfly Babies - The kids are observing butterflies and caterpillars when they realize that they've never seen a baby butterfly.

Tue, Feb 7 6:30 A.M. The House That Ants Built/Special Places     NHPBS KIDS

The House That Ants Built - Elinor and her friends are trying to make an awesome couch cushion castle, but they each have their own ideas of how to build it.

Tue, Feb 7 12:00 P.M. A Change of Art/The Litterbug     NHPBS

A Change of Art - Elinor and her class are painting outdoors with the town's enthusiastic art teacher, Mr.

Wed, Feb 8 6:30 A.M. Big Trees/Baby Steps     NHPBS KIDS

Big Trees - Ari's attempts to make the world's tallest toy block tower keep falling over, so he tries to get some inspiration from a special field trip to the forest to see the world's tallest trees.

Thu, Feb 9 6:30 A.M. Leave It to Ari/Snow Friend     NHPBS KIDS

Leave It To Ari - Elinor, Olive and Ari are helping Ari's dad rake the leaves in their yard, which leads them to wonder, "Who rakes the leaves in the forest?" They need more observations, so they head out to the forest, where they look at the leaves more closely and notice that some of them are fresh, others are a little worn, and others are really old and crumbling.

Thu, Feb 9 12:00 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS

Zig Zag Plant - A mystery is afoot at Elinor's school when one of the class plants grows in an unusual shape.

Fri, Feb 10 6:30 A.M. The Unsinkable Lynx/Rocky The Rock     NHPBS KIDS

The Unsinkable Lynx - It's a very snowy day and Elinor, Ari and Olive meet a new friend, Gael the lynx, who has just moved to Animal Town.

Fri, Feb 10 12:00 P.M. Frozen Fish/Pirate Treasure     NHPBS

Frozen Fish - After the lake freezes over, Elinor and her friends wonder what happens to all of their fishy friends during the wintertime.

Mon, Feb 13 6:30 A.M. The Tomato Drop/Look What I Can Do     NHPBS KIDS

The Tomato Drop - Elinor, Ari and Olive are having a fun day at the Animal Town Tomato Festival, but the day is about to get even better as they enter the 'tomato drop' contest.

Mon, Feb 13 12:00 P.M. The Town Picnic/The Amazing Expandable Clubhouse     NHPBS

The Town Picnic - It's time for the Animal Town picnic, but Ari is growing impatient waiting for Ms.

Tue, Feb 14 6:30 A.M. The Lizard Lounge/Feathers     NHPBS KIDS

The Lizard Lounge - Mrs. Beaver wants to build a new park bench in a perfect spot, but there's a giant rock in the way.

Wed, Feb 15 6:30 A.M. Bubble House/The Syrup Tree     NHPBS KIDS

Bubble House - The kids find a spittle bug, which is a bug that lives in bubbles.

Wed, Feb 15 12:00 P.M. The House That Ants Built/Special Places     NHPBS

The House That Ants Built - Elinor and her friends are trying to make an awesome couch cushion castle, but they each have their own ideas of how to build it.

Thu, Feb 16 6:30 A.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NHPBS KIDS

Wind in the Web - Elinor and her friends volunteer to help Mr.

Thu, Feb 16 12:00 P.M. Butterfly Party/More Than One Right Way     NHPBS

Butterfly Party - It's Olive's mom's birthday, and Olive wants to organize something really special for her: a garden party with REAL butterflies.

Fri, Feb 17 6:30 A.M. A Change of Art/The Litterbug     NHPBS KIDS

A Change of Art - Elinor and her class are painting outdoors with the town's enthusiastic art teacher, Mr.

Fri, Feb 17 12:00 P.M. The Lizard Lounge/Feathers     NHPBS

The Lizard Lounge - Mrs. Beaver wants to build a new park bench in a perfect spot, but there's a giant rock in the way.

Mon, Feb 20 6:30 A.M. Bird Song/No Need to Shout     NHPBS KIDS

Bird Song - Elinor's Dad is having trouble sleeping in because of the noisy birds outside his window, so Elinor decides to find out why birds sing, and hopefully get her Dad a little peace and quiet.

Mon, Feb 20 12:00 P.M. Hiding In Plain Sight/Owl Girl     NHPBS

Hiding in Plain Sight - Elinor and her friends are playing Hide-And-Go-Seek at recess, but no matter where they hide, the Goat twins always seem to find them.

Tue, Feb 21 6:30 A.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS KIDS

Ms. Mole's Glasses - When Ms. Mole forgets her glasses at school, Elinor and her friends follow her to return them.

Tue, Feb 21 12:00 P.M. Follow Your Nose/Leaf Charms     NHPBS

Follow Your Nose - The kids are having fun smelling some flowers, but Ari has a bit of a cold and his nose is stuffed up, so he can't smell anything.

Wed, Feb 22 6:30 A.M. Follow Your Nose/Leaf Charms     NHPBS KIDS

Follow Your Nose - The kids are having fun smelling some flowers, but Ari has a bit of a cold and his nose is stuffed up, so he can't smell anything.

Wed, Feb 22 12:00 P.M. The Tomato Drop/Look What I Can Do     NHPBS

The Tomato Drop - Elinor, Ari and Olive are having a fun day at the Animal Town Tomato Festival, but the day is about to get even better as they enter the 'tomato drop' contest.

Thu, Feb 23 6:30 A.M. Echo Location/Ears to You     NHPBS KIDS

Echo Location - On a camping trip, the kids discover that Ari is really good at playing Marco Polo.

Thu, Feb 23 12:00 P.M. The Little Drummer/Rest Is Best     NHPBS

Fri, Feb 24 6:30 A.M. Backyard Soup/Colorful and Tasty     NHPBS KIDS

Backyard Soup - Elinor loves making "Backyard Soup," because all the ingredients come from their backyard garden.

Fri, Feb 24 12:00 P.M. The Unsinkable Lynx/Rocky The Rock     NHPBS

The Unsinkable Lynx - It's a very snowy day and Elinor, Ari and Olive meet a new friend, Gael the lynx, who has just moved to Animal Town.

Mon, Feb 27 6:30 A.M. Speed Racer/One of These Goats     NHPBS KIDS

Speed Racer - Elinor has a need for speed and wants to make her racecar go faster!

Mon, Feb 27 12:00 P.M. A Garden for All/Band of Explorers     NHPBS

Tue, Feb 28 6:30 A.M. Feed The Birds     NHPBS KIDS

Elinor is friends with a chickadee bird she names Chicky, but when snow covers the yard, she starts to worry about how Chicky will find food in the winter.

Tue, Feb 28 12:00 P.M. Elinor's Fishy Friend/Do The Crane Dance     NHPBS

Wed, Mar 1 6:30 A.M. Speedy Swimming/Strawberry Jam     NHPBS KIDS

Speedy Swimming - The kids go to the local lake for a nice swim and discover that many animals can swim really fast.

Wed, Mar 1 12:00 P.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS

Ms. Mole's Glasses - When Ms. Mole forgets her glasses at school, Elinor and her friends follow her to return them.

Thu, Mar 2 6:30 A.M. Frozen Fish/Pirate Treasure     NHPBS KIDS

Frozen Fish - After the lake freezes over, Elinor and her friends wonder what happens to all of their fishy friends during the wintertime.

Thu, Mar 2 12:00 P.M. Underground Soup/Dandy Dandelions     NHPBS

Fri, Mar 3 6:30 A.M. The Town Picnic/The Amazing Expandable Clubhouse     NHPBS KIDS

The Town Picnic - It's time for the Animal Town picnic, but Ari is growing impatient waiting for Ms.

Fri, Mar 3 12:00 P.M. Big Trees/Baby Steps     NHPBS

Big Trees - Ari's attempts to make the world's tallest toy block tower keep falling over, so he tries to get some inspiration from a special field trip to the forest to see the world's tallest trees.

Mon, Mar 6 12:00 P.M. Speed Racer/One of These Goats     NHPBS

Speed Racer - Elinor has a need for speed and wants to make her racecar go faster!

Tue, Mar 7 12:00 P.M. Echo Location/Ears to You     NHPBS

Echo Location - On a camping trip, the kids discover that Ari is really good at playing Marco Polo.

Wed, Mar 8 12:00 P.M. Speedy Swimming/Strawberry Jam     NHPBS

Speedy Swimming - The kids go to the local lake for a nice swim and discover that many animals can swim really fast.

Thu, Mar 9 12:00 P.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NHPBS

Wind in the Web - Elinor and her friends volunteer to help Mr.

Fri, Mar 10 12:00 P.M. Backyard Soup/Colorful and Tasty     NHPBS

Backyard Soup - Elinor loves making "Backyard Soup," because all the ingredients come from their backyard garden.

Mon, Mar 13 12:00 P.M. To Bee Or Not to Bee/Turtle Crossing     NHPBS

To Bee or Not to Bee - Elinor, Ari, Olive and Koa are having a picnic in the forest, when all of a sudden, a few honey bees come over to check out the kids' food.

Tue, Mar 14 12:00 P.M. Butterfly Party/More Than One Right Way     NHPBS

Butterfly Party - It's Olive's mom's birthday, and Olive wants to organize something really special for her: a garden party with REAL butterflies.

Wed, Mar 15 12:00 P.M. Burrowing Owl Girl/Olive's Tree     NHPBS

Burrowing Owl Girl - Elinor is very excited, because she's visiting her grandparents in the desert.

Thu, Mar 16 12:00 P.M. A Change of Art/The Litterbug     NHPBS

A Change of Art - Elinor and her class are painting outdoors with the town's enthusiastic art teacher, Mr.

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