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What We Watch: Steve of SteveSongs

Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years. Ahead of Steve’s musical performances in Madison and Appleton this Aug. 4-5 for PBS Kids’ Get Up and Go! Day, an annual event for Wisconsin children and their caregivers, we caught up with him to learn what he loves most about Get Up and Go! Day and what he watches when he’s not onstage.

What’s your favorite part about being part of Get Up and Go! Day?

I love that the event is broadcast live. I also just love seeing the kids and the families that attend the event every year. They’re all just fantastic.
Overall, there’s this awesome positive energy around the whole event: from the kids to the grown ups to everyone working on the production. There’s a super uplifting aura throughout. 

This year, we also have a number of new songs that we’re going to be playing, including new dance moves, too, of course.  After we debut this year’s set in Madison, we head up to Appleton the next day. We’ve been doing that for the past two years. 

The cool thing about heading up to Appleton after Friday’s Madison broadcast is the excitement from the attendees, who have often seen broadcast the day before. They arrive excited and ready, and know some of the songs by heart!

When you’re offstage, what are your top catch-whenever-you-can PBS picks? 

My wife and I love Poldark on Masterpiece. When new episodes are available, it’s our favorite show. When we’re not watching PBS, we like Modern Family and So You Think You Can Dance. 

When it comes to PBS Kids programming, what are your family’s favorites? 

A few of our favorite PBS Kids programs (we have two children, ages 6 and 9) are Super Why!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Curious George and Wild Kratts.

My 9-year-old son grew up with Super Why! It’s a great show for learning letters, and he’s very passionate about reading to this day. PBS offered online games to accompany the show, and it was the perfect combo. We could watch an educational show from a trusted network, and then we could go online together as a family and take the learning to the next level.

Don’t miss Steve’s catchy songs, like the ones below, at Get Up and Go! Day 2017. Click here for details.

Mr. Steve Gets Ready for WPT Get Up and Go Day! Are You?

Wisconsin Public Television’s Get Up and Go! Day is this Friday – with free events across Wisconsin for kids, parents and caregivers to get up, be active, meet favorite PBS Kids characters and have fun!

And, PBS Kids’ Mr. Steve has a special video message below for all the kids coming to join in the fun! Find full details on all of the fun events in Madison, Appleton, La Crosse and Eau Claire online here. We hope to see you there! Continue reading Mr. Steve Gets Ready for WPT Get Up and Go Day! Are You?

Where Will You "Get Up and Go!"?

Miss Rosa arrived in Madison early to read her favorite story to an excited bunch of Wisconsin PBS Kids Thursday. She’ll be at the Keshena Get Up and Go! Day event Friday.

“Get Up and Go!” Day is an annual tradition that continues to get bigger and better every year, and 2013 is no exception. This year, we’re expanding to five locations throughout Wisconsin and will broadcast the event live on WPT.

Join us from 10 a.m. – noon Friday, Aug. 2 at one of the locations listed below!

Get Up and Go Day Map
Click map for larger image

Kicking off the event this year will be a special video message from First Lady Michelle Obama, who will welcome children and their caregivers watching on the statewide network and encourage them to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle as they sing, dance, jump and play along with all of the event’s activities on air.

We’ll be all across the state this Friday and welcome kids and families to “Get Up and Go!” with us at one of several locations. The free family events will feature kid-friendly activities, songs, stories and visits from favorite PBS Kids characters including Mr. Steve and Miss Rosa. Look below for locations and details.

Also, be sure to share pictures of your family taking part in the “Get Up and Go!” spirit on Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #WPTGetUpandGo.

Featuring PBS Kids Host Mr. Steve!
Kohl Center (New location!)
601 W. Dayton Street, Madison

Parking is available in Campus Lots 29, 46, and 83 or the City of Madison’s State Street Campus Lot. A map of campus is available here.

La Crosse Public Libraries – Three Locations!
Featuring Word Girl at North and South Community Libraries!
North Community Library
1552 Kane Street, LaCrosse

Main Library
800 Main Street, La Crosse

South Community Library
1307 S. 16th Street, La Crosse

Eau Claire
Featuring Martha from Martha Speaks!
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Fox Valley
Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Cat in the Hat!
Kimberly Public Library and Municipal Complex
Hosted by Child Care Resource and Referral 
515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly

Featuring PBS Kids Host Miss Rosa!
College of Menominee Nation
N172 Hwy. 47/55, Keshena, WI

Get Up and Go! With PBS Kids' Mr. Steve

The 2012 WPT Get Up and Go! Day is in the books after kids from all over Wisconsin danced, sang and played outside the WPT studios in Madison, at the L.E. Phillips Library in Eau Claire and at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton.

The events might be over, but you and your kids can still bop along with the songs Mr. Steve performed!

In the playlist below, you will find all of the on-air segments from the morning event. There are lots of fun and interactive songs that inspire kids to Get Up and Go! and a bunch of great activity ideas from volleyball to yoga to exploring the outdoors. So, dig into the fun and let’s go!