Summer Learning

Posted by Tom Axtell on
Tom Axtell
Tom Axtell, General Manager

Beginning Monday, June 2, Vegas PBS will launch a new summer kids’ lineup. As the school year ends, more kids ages 6–12 join our daytime audience. To address their programming and summer learning needs, we will “double the fun” and air back-to-back episodes of Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur and Wild Kratts. Vegas PBS will also premiere Space Racers, a new animated series that follows young spaceship cadets. Young viewers will learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together, all with fun and engaging characters.

Your child or grandchild’s favorite PBS KIDS shows are also available on demand online. Interactive educational games featuring PBS characters are available at PBSKIDS.org, including the PBS KIDS video player that now offers free streaming video. You can access the video player on your computer or mobile device at PBSKIDS.org/video, download the PBS KIDS video app from the Apple App Store or the Amazon App Store, or subscribe to the PBS KIDS channel through your Roku player. (If you can’t do this – don’t worry – your child can help!)

To help parents engage with their children as never before, PBS KIDS has launched a new, free app: PBS KIDS Super Vision. Parents can access this tool from their mobile phones to see what their kids are watching, playing and learning on PBSKIDS.org. The Super Vision app enables parents to see remotely what their kids are learning in PBS KIDS games and videos, to manage their kids’ time online, and to build on that learning away from the screen through real-time updates, educational tips and activity ideas.

Additional off-screen learning opportunities this summer include Ready To Learn literacy and math workshops at various libraries throughout Southern Nevada. Literacy workshops will introduce and reinforce “special words” highlighted in Martha Speaks as the families share books, talk and enjoy hands-on activities together. Math workshops will use lessons from Peg + Cat in conjunction with activities to enhance young children’s problem solving skills. Ready To Learn is also partnering with the Andson Foundation to offer the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies literacy enrichment program to children participating in YMCA summer programs. VisitVegasPBS.org/RTL or call 702.799.1010 for more information.

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