Ready To Learn | Projects | Family and Community Learning
PBS KIDS Family and Community Learning (FCL) is a series of four, two-hour workshops that engage families in science and engineering concepts through play and child-led projects. The series aims to support and foster collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and STEM skills among family members while empowering them to create and express themselves with media and technology. Options include the following.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Designed by Vegas PBS Ready To Learn staff, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! FCL introduces families to science inquiry and engineering (STEM) concepts. Through simple and fun hands-on and digital activities that grown-ups and kids do together, families learn how to extend the STEM fun to home using everyday materials. This series helps kids ages 3-5 learn about bridges, pitch, sorting, and the properties of balls.
PBS KIDS Play and Learn Science
Perfect for curious little minds, the PBS Parents Play and Learn Science FCL helps kids ages 3-5 understand the basics of light & shadows, gravity & friction along, temperature and season (and how to dress for them).In this FCL, families extend the learning from this app through hands-on activities and related books.
The Ruff Ruffman FCL is designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activities. The FCL addresses mixtures, material science, force and motion, and structures.
PBS KIDS ScratchJr
PBS KIDS ScratchJr FCL uses the free mobile app, developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University’s DevTech Research Group, to help kids ages 5-8 learn coding concepts. As families snap together colorful programming blocks, they learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively