Raggs, the new hit public television series, has kicked off its Raggs Rockin’ Kids Search (through June 30th), looking for 100 expressive kids, ages three to seven years-old, who represent the ideas, geographic regions and cultural backgrounds of children across the U.S. (auditions will take place online...no travel necessary). Each 1/2 hour program is based on one main theme that promotes social and academic readiness, while also addressing specific preschool curriculum topics including emergent literacy, visual arts, science and discovery, mathematics, social studies and movement, music and dance (the Raggs band actually tours the country performing). Winners will be selected based on video submissions, which parents can upload to the Raggs.com or mail in. Winners will be notified in early July and taping is scheduled for mid-August in Charlotte.
The “Raggs” episodes with some of the winners will begin airing with the special debut of the first-ever Halloween-themed episode. Additional shows will be released in February 2010. Further details on Raggs and the contest can be found at Raggs.com.