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TVOKids' Afterschool block The Space: The Space is the place!
TVOKids' Afterschool block The Space: The Space is the place!

TVOKids - The Space (formerly known as '"The Crawlspace"') launched on April 1st, 1994, on TVOntario, as a block of afterschool children's programming dedicated to being non-violent, commercial free, educational, and positive social role modelling. Since younger children are home earlier from school, the programming schedule includes 'younger' shows in the earlier time slots, and more 'mature' shows in the later slots. Image File history File links Tvokidslogo. ... Image File history File links Tvokidslogo. ... Image File history File links Spacelogo. ... Image File history File links Spacelogo. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


The programming block is designed with live, hosted interstitial segments between educational programs of varying lengths. These hosted segments take the place of commercials (TVO is commercial-free) and tie the day's programming together. TVOKids also has an award-winning website (external link at the foot of this article), and often converges the educational content of the broadcast and internet components, for which it's been nominated for three Gemini Awards, winning Most Popular Web Site in 2001, and Best Interactive in 2004 for Time Trackers. The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ...

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History

TVOKids' current hosts Back row: Jackie English, Milton Barnes, Julie Patterson Front row: Mark Sykes, Nicole Stamp. click on picture for larger image.
TVOKids' current hosts
Back row: Jackie English, Milton Barnes, Julie Patterson
Front row: Mark Sykes, Nicole Stamp. click on picture for larger image.
Gisele Corinthios of Gisele's Big Backyard
Gisele Corinthios of Gisele's Big Backyard

Since its inception in 1994, TVOKids has had numerous hosts. In chronological order, they are: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3935 KB) Summary this is the tvokids publicity photo for their show. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3935 KB) Summary this is the tvokids publicity photo for their show. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Gisele. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Gisele. ...


Patty Sullivan, Kevin Brauch, Joe Motiki, Rekha Shah, Gisele Corinthios, Phil Singh, Phil McCordic (voice of Tumbleweed the Hamster), Julie Zwillich (aka Julie 1), Julie Patterson (aka Julie 2), Nicole Stamp (voice of Daisy the Hamster and host of Ontario Championships of Reach For The Top), Milton Barnes, Jackie English and Mark Sykes
(bold text indicates current hosts) Patty Sullivan is one of the hosts at Kids CBC. Previously, she worked at the W Network and TVOKids. ... Kevin Brauch (born c. ... Julie Zwillich is a Canadian and American television personality. ... Reach for the Top is a Canadian game show in which teams of high school students participate in national and provincial trivia tournaments. ...


Milton, Jackie, Mark and Nicole host the show on weekdays, while Julie Patterson and Mark host the weekend show. TVOKids' Preschool Block, Gisele's Big Backyard, is hosted solely by Gisele, where she is often joined by her puppet friend, Sticks the Squirrel (Jason Hopley).


Schedule

THE SPACE airs:
Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 a.m. - Noon


Gisele's Big Backyard airs:
Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


TVOKids' In-house Productions

Some of the most popular programs on TVOKids are its in-house productions, which are all based around the provincial curriculum and are generally short (about 3-4 minutes per episode) and humorous. These shows include:


The Bod Squad / BOD TV - Spoofs of popular television shows and movies, and starring the TVOKids hosts, these short episodes humorously promote healthy eating.
The Reading Rangers - A Western-style series of short episodes, promoting literacy.
Bonjour Benny - Live action episodes shot on a cartoon background, teaching French as a Second Language.
Open Your Ears - Child hosts introduce viewers to musical concepts such as harmony and improvisation.
Artbot - Meet adult artists who explain visual arts concepts such as line, colour, and composition.
Tumbletown Tales - Popular series performed entirely by small live rodents (using the TVOKids hosts as voice talent). The star of the series is Tumbleweed the Hamster (voiced by Phil McCordic); the learning objective is real-world application of mathematical concepts.
Time Trackers - Gemini-Award Winning series converging the broadcast and web aspects of TVOKids to teach Canadian history in a humourous and interactive way.


External links

  • TVOKids' official website

 
 

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