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What better place to cultivate curiosity than in the kitchen? A variety of  hands-on activities are designed to engage summer students from grades K-12 (more…)

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Children experience significant learning loss without educational activities during summer months, and that loss is greater among children in low-income communities. PBS KIDS, PBS Parents, PBS partner resources, free apps and more provide parents with engaging, effect summer learning activities that can help stem summer learning loss. (more…)

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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade, an initiative of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, announces a social media campaign – #413reads — to show and share the importance of families reading together. You and members of students’ families can take a photo reading to a child and share your reading story. (more…)

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some bugsWhen WGBY’s Asparagus Festival returns June 1 for a full day of activities at the Hadley Town Common, there will be some bugs.  These insect friends (along with glitter tattoos) will be there with Angela DiTerrlizi, author of the picture book entitled Some Bugs.  The many activities for fun and learning include high fives from Curious George! (more…)

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One year ago bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line.  A new digital project from Boston’s WGBH, Arthur Family Health, has a section called “Resilience” that can be a timely resource for teachers and parents to talk about images and issues that can flood the media at such times. (more…)

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We hope you’re familiar with the long running PBS KIDS program, Arthur, with its warmly drawn settings and even more heartwarming themes.  Now there’s a new Arthur site with games, videos, and resources designed to keep families safe and strong.

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MoveItMerlin_0You can help students make good choices about healthier lifestyles with a new PBS LearningMedia collection from MOVE IT! and Kids in Motion projects, which show teachers how to incorporate movement in the elementary classroom and offers kids exciting wellness activities from calming yoga poses to step-by-step healthy, low-budget after-school snack creation.  (more…)

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indexColorín Colorado, a bilingual site is filled with useful information, strategies, and resources whether for the ESL teacher or content area teacher with one or two English learners in class.  Although many activities have been designed for PreK-3 children, most can be adapted for students through high school, with many strategies applicable to all students, regardless of their primary language. (more…)

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APC - Signature ImageWGBY airs a perennial favorite, Arthur’s Perfect Christmas, on December 10 from 4:30- 5:30pm and on December 25 from 7:00 – 8:00am.  Children and fans of all ages can watch the plans underway for the best holiday season ever as Arthur’s family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, parties, and traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. But, as things begin to fall apart, Arthur learns that the joy in Christmas is found in the wonderfully messy, imperfect world he lives in.

Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas - 2In Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat worry about what to give each other for Christmas and in the process they, too, discover the true spirit of the holidays.  WGBY will air this heartwarming hour-long special again on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00am, and Wednesday, December 25 at 7:00am and 4:00pm.  In addition to the broadcast of the Christmas special, the Curious George website has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  Highlights include:  Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas preview, Present Time, an online Christmas-themed game, and Christmas coloring sheet in the Printables section.

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Daniel 2Everyone’s favorite tiger is back with an all-new app. Based on PBS KIDS’ hit show DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch helps kids learn basic morning and nighttime routines from Daniel Tiger as he gets ready for school in the morning and ready for bed at night.

Designed for children ages 2-4, the app’s songs and games encourage kids to tap into their imaginations as they make believe with Daniel. Kids can set the breakfast table, tie their shoes, and listen to a bedtime story – all with Daniel Tiger!

Additional features include:

  • 8 games about morning and nighttime routines
  • Good Morning and Good Night strategy songs
  • A timer for parents to help with routines

We hope you’ll share Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night app with parents, family, and friends.

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