Friday, January 25, 2013
By NATALIE SCOTT
Kindergartners at Union Elementary School will soon become TV stars as a popular Armstrong children’s program, Kids Corner, filmed an episode with them Jan. 11. Kids Corner is a 30-minute show that airs on Armstrong channels 20 and 100, as well as Armstrong On Demand.
“Every show is different because every show is based on their curriculum,” said Kids Corner host Krista White. “All of the books we use are from the school’s library and all of the craft items are provided by Armstrong.”
Kids Corner has done very well during its time on the air.
“We’ve been doing this for four years now and the kids really remember stuff like this. They see me in stores, like Target or the mall, and they come up to me years after we filmed the show with them. We love to see kids grow and change. It makes you feel really good,” said White.
The episode filmed at Union dealt with money management and how saving money in the new year can really add up. White read “The Penny Pot” by Stewart J. Murphy, a story about a girl who wants to get her face painted, but spent most of her money on an ice cream cone. She waits as several other children get their faces painted, each putting their spare change in a penny pot. In no time at all, the girl had enough money to get her face painted, too.
After the story, White led the students in a craft where they decorated their own penny boxes so they could save money throughout all the year. Jewels and stickers of different sizes personalized the penny boxes.
A new episode of Kids Corner is filmed each week and each episode runs for two weeks, so it will be some time before the Union episode airs. White could not say exactly when the episode would air.