WXXI/PBS KIDS offers FREE, fun and educational content and tools for families this summer!
Multiplatform content and activities in the community to help kids and parents learn and explore together and prevent learning loss all summer
When School's Out The Learning Doesn't Stop!
During the summer keeping kids learning and exploring helps prevent learning loss known as the “summer slide”. WXXI & PBS KIDS are here to help families by focusing on literacy and learning over the summer with themed programming, online resources, video clips, episodes, apps, online games, activities and live events.
Avoid the Summer Slide
Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. PBS KIDS and WXXI along with other stations across the country are working with partners to help parents find free resources and activities to combat the summer slump. Using on-air programs, digital resources, the NYS summer reading program and community activities. WXXI and Monroe County Library System keep families learning and exploring all summer long.
Each week, WXXI PBS KIDS will feature learning & reading-related episodes from favorite PBS KIDS series on WXXI-TV (21.1/Cable 11/1221) and WXXI-CREATE (21.3/Cable 1276). Follow WXXI Kids on Facebook & @edoutreach21 on Twitter for regular updates. Check out WXXI's American Graduate site at http://wxxi.org/grad for additional learning resources.
WXXI Kids Facebook Daily Learning Updates: WXXI Kids provides regular updates on programming, digital resources, parenting, and education. WXXI Kids offer children, families, caregivers and teachers the opportunity to explore the world through quality television programming, exciting online games and valuable educational resources. http://facebook.com/WXXIKids
Start with A Book: To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond. (From Reading Rockets) http://www.startwithabook.org
PBSKIDS.org/learn: PBS KIDS provides parents with daily learning tips, extended learning ideas and recommended games and activities now through August 22 at pbskids.org/learn.
Camp PBS Parents: Parents can also be inspired to make this a summer full of learning and fun. Every week, parent bloggers will provide educational activities, crafts, experiments and other resources for parents to explore with their children at pbsparents.org/camp.
Free Apps: PBS KIDS offers a variety of free apps for parents and kids to support summer learning, including the new PBS KIDS Super Vision App and PBS KIDS Video. Information about the apps is available at pbskids.org/apps.
PBS Labs: Ready To Learn Activities, Games, Apps & Research: Parents and caregivers will find free, downloadable activity guides and printables and much more. http://pbskids.org/lab
Free Episodes and E-books: Parents can download a free PBS KIDS episode each week at iTunes.com/PBSRaisingReaders. Special episode collections will also be available to download. Through August 22, the award-winning app MeeGenius will also offer a free read-along audio e-book each week (along with special PBS KIDS product offers) at www.meegenius.com/PBSLearning. Special offers will also be available in the LeapFrog App Center (http://www.leapfrog.com/AppCenter) throughout the summer (TBA).
PBS LearningMedia NY: 30,000 high quality public media video clips, games and interactives on topics across the curriculum. PreK-12 & Adult Education and Career Ready topics. http://wxxi.org/education/ondemand
Monroe County Library Systems NYS 2014 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' Summer Reading Program Check out Monroe County Library System's Summer Reading Guide for events and summer reading resources.
Many local libraries are offering great summer learning events and performances! Don't miss out