Gisèle's Big Backyard

Gisèle and her puppet friends Sticks the squirrel, Jay the bluejay and Melvin the skunk explore fascinating topics in mathematics, science, language, personal and social development and the arts.

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  • Letterella sings the words: pet, jet, wet
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    November 27, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. et- pet, jet, wet

  • Play the happy sad game with art pop group Ohbijou.
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    November 26, 2014

    Kids and their families learn about musical styles and techniques along with Canada's most exciting stars on Jay's Family Jam. In this episode, play the happy sad game with art pop group Ohbijou.

  • Jay asks, "Where are a worm's eyes?"
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    November 20, 2014

    Gisele and her puppet friends observe something in nature and begin to ask questions about it. They go to the Wonder Wall and type in their question. The Wonder Wall presents a story which helps answer their questions. Models inquiry based learning and the use of technology, such as computers and the internet, as a research tool. In this episode, Jay asks, "Where are a worm's eyes?"

  • Letterella sings the words: beg, leg, peg
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    September 23, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. eg- beg, leg, peg

  • Gisele and That learn about the heart.
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    September 1, 2014

    Gisele and canine pal That playfully learn about different parts of the human body, their functions, ailments and how to care for them as they play check up. This musical, play-based segment was developed in consultation with Let's Talk Science. In this episode, Gisele and That learn about the heart.

  • Letterella sings the words: cap, map, tap
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    August 27, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. ap- cap, map, tap

  • Letterella sings the words: dog, log, bog
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    August 20, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. og- dog, log, bog

  • Jay introduces Ariana Gillis
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    July 29, 2014

    Jay introduces Ariana Gillis, coming up in Gisele's Big Backyard.

  • Letterella sings the words: fin, win, bin
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    July 24, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. in- fin, win, bin

  • Letterella sings the words:bell, sell, tell
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    July 11, 2014

    Letterella has fun with word families. Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. She sounds them out phonetically and then sings the word. ell-bell, sell, tell