“1, 2, 3, Grow!” is a TV program about early childhood development for families of young children in 8 languages and cultures available on cable television stations across Massachusetts and on YouTube, starting in Spring 2018.
The program hosts, physicians and parents of young children who speak on these shows represent the languages and cultures of their audiences: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. There is also a show in English focused on African-American concerns.
Using videos and advice from pediatricians and parents, the shows share information about healthy development and signs of concerns, and share where to get free resources and referrals to local providers in Massachusetts.
How can I see the shows?
The shows can be seen 3 different ways: 1.) on BNN-TV, 2.) on local cable stations and 3.) on YouTube online.
The “1, 2, 3, Grow!” shows will be aired on Boston Neighborhood Network Television (BNN-TV) every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm from May 2 through August 15, 2018.
English show*: Wed., 5/2 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 6/27 at 7:30 pm
Spanish show/Español*: Wed., 5/9 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/4 at 7:30 pm
Arabic show/عربى*: Wed., 5/16 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/11 at 7:30 pm
Chinese show/中文*: Wed., 5/23 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/18 at 7:30 pm
Haitian-Creole show/Kreyòl Ayisyen*: Wed., 5/30 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/25 at 7:30 pm
Portuguese show/Português*: Wed., 6/6 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/1 at 7:30 pm
Vietnamese show/Tiếng Viết*: Wed., 6/13 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/8 at 7:30 pm
Black & African American show*: Wed., 6/20 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/15 at 7:30 pm
* Reruns will air throughout the weeks until August 21, 2018.
2. Other Massachusetts cable TV stations
Local cable providers throughout the state may air the show if residents of their cities and towns request them.
The 1, 2, 3, Grow! project was funded through a Developmental Monitoring in State Systems grant awarded by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and was supported by the CDC “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program.