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2008-10-15 09:00:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announce the launch of PBS KIDS Island, the centerpiece of the new PBS KIDS Raising Readers Web site (http://www.readytolearnreading.org/), which provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom. Developed through a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Ready...

2008-10-08 06:00:22

The leading provider of premium digital audio, Audible Inc., an Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary (Nasdaq:AMZN), today announced that Roscoe Orman, the actor and child advocate, internationally known and loved as "Gordon" -- the beloved dad from "Sesame Street" -- will be joining AudibleKids as Chief Storyteller. Orman will help spread the word to parents and their children on how the experience of listening to stories is essential for young readers, and that AudibleKids is turning iPods and other...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

Gobble gobble Don't let the rain keep you at home. Go out for a turkey dinner at the Isaac Winslow House Saturday night, a tradition at the house since the 1920s. Each table will have its own turkey to carve. The Winslow House is the ancestral home of Marshfield's founding family. $35, $15 children to age 14. Webster at Careswell streets, Marshfield. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org. Marvelous Mavis Harvard Square's venerable Club Passim celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Christopher Blank One might say that the musical "Avenue Q" has a cult following, except that with three Tony Awards, a theater in Las Vegas devoted to its production and a five-year Broadway run , the title isn't exactly under the radar. The "cult" might be those wayfaring, post-college, entry-level workers who have a peculiar affinity for puppets. The musical comedy by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez is, literally, a puppet show for grown-ups that takes place on a fictional street in...

2008-09-13 21:00:12

By Susan Christian Goulding, Columnist When my daughter was 2 years old, she reintroduced me to "Sesame Street" and its delightful cast. Gradually, something that I once took for granted dawned on me: Where were the girls? Sure, a couple of nerdy little puppets in pigtails occasionally made an appearance. But the beloved stars - Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Grover - were all boys. Insult to injury, actors had all the fun, while the token actresses got relegated to...

2008-08-24 03:00:17

DAVID BECKHAM dropped into Sesame Street last week to teach Elmo how to spell "persistence". The 33-year-old England and LA Galaxy footballer also played keepie-uppie in a 50-second slot. It was his second guest appearance on the kids' TV favourite. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-17 12:00:17

PBS will offer a new series designed for at-risk children titled "Martha Speaks," officials with the U.S. TV network say. Lesli Rotenberg, PBS senior vice president for children's media, said the series is part of the network's growing effort to both help children from poor or immigrant families, as well as further educate children in the upper-income bracket, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. "They want to make sure their kids are keeping up with the other kids," Rotenberg said. "Literacy...

2008-08-15 12:00:40

By MAUREEN COLEMAN THE Belfast singer will make an appearance on the final episode of the series - A Very Special Visitor. The programme, airing at 6.45am on BBC2 NI, will focus on the theme of "it's good to sing and dance". Duke Special, who wrote the title song for the show along with composer John Anderson, said: "I was really delighted to be asked to write and sing the theme tune for Sesame Tree and when the producers asked me to appear on the show I jumped at the chance," he...

2008-08-13 21:00:14

The U.S. non-profit organization behind the TV program "Sesame Street" has established an enhanced Web destination for preschoolers and their parents. Sesame Workshop teamed up with a New York digital agency, Magnani Caruso Dutton, to design the new site, www.SesameStreet.org. The Web site's debut coincides with the premiere of "Sesame Street's" 39th season on PBS Kids. "We created a new SesameStreet.org that kids and parents can enjoy together, and that also encourages preschoolers to...

2008-08-12 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational organization responsible for the creation of TV's longest running children's series, Sesame Street, has launched http://www.sesamestreet.org/ -- a greatly enhanced web destination for preschoolers and their parents. The Workshop partnered with New York-based digital agency, Magnani Caruso Dutton (MCD), to design the new site. The website launch coincides with the premier of Sesame Street's 39th Season on PBS Kids....


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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