Manager's Memo

New Programs and Activities for Kids

For over 50 years, Vegas PBS has been dedicated to educating and inspiring the youngest generation of Southern Nevadans. Parents rate PBS KIDS the most educational media brand for children and Vegas PBS reaches more children in low-income homes than any other kids TV network. This reach extends to every ethnic sub group of elementary and preschool-aged children.

Southern Nevadan children watch over 3.5 million hours of PBS KIDS programming each month and spend another 400,000 hours interacting with PBS KIDS online educational content. Vegas PBS KIDS 24/7 channel ranked the third most-watched PBS KIDS channel in 2018 Whole Day Gross Rating Points (GRP), among PBS affiliates who measure their PBS KIDS audience.

This month we are pleased to announce an all new Channel 10 summertime kids schedule beginning Monday, July 15. The newest addition to our children’s lineup is Molly of Denali, which airs weekdays at 8:30 a.m. The series is the first nationally distributed children’s show to feature an Alaska Native lead character. Molly Mabray experiences adventures in beautiful Alaska with her dog Suki and friends Tooey and Trini. Along the way, Molly’s life is enhanced, kept on track and saved by maps, guidebooks, websites, weather reports and more. Molly of Denali is designed to help kids ages four to eight develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games and real-world activities. The producers of Molly of Denali created the show in cooperation with Alaska Native advisors to ensure the show accurately represents their unique life and culture.

In addition to diverse cultural representation on television, Vegas PBS is making trusted educational resources available to local families and children in extensive community workshops. These school-readiness events include 15 free family engagement workshops that will be held throughout the summer. The primary theme will be STEM with Ready, Jet, Go! In these workshops, five-to-eight-year-olds and their families blast off on an age-appropriate space adventure with Jet Propulsion and his Boxwood Terrance friends. The curriculum blends science inquiry and engineering design with imaginative play to maximize creativity and engagement.

Vegas PBS seeks to earn the trust of all parents and caregivers with programming that inspires and educates our younger audiences. The success of our children is essential to the success of our city and county. Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn’s mission is to especially support young children from low-income families who need a strong foundation in early science and literacy. Your generous gifts to Vegas PBS make it possible for us to provide the most trusted kids programming and services, to the families who need it most in our local community.


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