Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum Launches Nov. 11

Young viewers will meet historical figures when they were kids

  • Fred Vigeant

Monday November 11 begins a new PBS Kids schedule on WITF and WITFK (WITF’s PBS Kids 24/7 Channel).  One of the most notable changes is the addition of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, a new series on PBS Kids.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book series, Ordinary People Change the World, by Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos,

This animated series follows the adventures of the intrepid Xavier Riddle, his indomitable little sister Yadina and their reluctant, yet determined, friend Brad along with their robot buddy, Berby. In each episode, the trio faces a problem and must turn to the Secret Museum to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids to help them solve it.

The goal in each episode is to teach children about influential historical figures and living heroes and some of the key experiences that shaped their lives, while emphasizing important social emotional concepts and positive character traits such as courage, resilience, and commitment to setting and accomplishing goals.

Each 11-minute story, developed with historical and subject-matter advisors, is designed to encourage viewers to make a connection between the attributes that made each person a hero and those same qualities within themselves, helping them recognize their own unlimited potential.

Watch Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on WITF weekdays at 9:00am and 4:30pm.  The series also broadcasts on WITFK (WITF’s PBS Kids 24/7 Channel) at 3:00am and 7:00pm.  Learn how your children can tune to WITFK. The series is also avialble on-demand through the PBS Kids Video app.

Support for WITF-PBS Kids 24/7 is made possible with generous support from the The Anne M. And Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation.

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