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Soar With Reading has games and tips to prevent the summer learning lag

Soar With Reading

Heather Neal - Monday, June 18, 2012 - 8:58am

Soar with Reading, a joint project of PBS KIDS and JetBlue Airways, will once again kick off in late June and will encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading. The program features online resources for...

PBS Parents has a user-friendly Bookfinder online!

Bookfinder for Kids Books

Heather Neal - Friday, September 21, 2012 - 4:24am

Where do you go for a trusted source on recommending books for your children? I rely heavily on the advice of my friends. If Kati or Jen tell me about a book, there is a strong-to-definite possibility that I will go...

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PBS KIDS Democracy: Teaching Children About Elections

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:02am

Introducing even more election content for your classroom! PBS Kids has developed an interactive website for young children to make politics relatable and more easily understood to students, PBS Kids Democracy....

Free Buddy costume pattern from PBS Parents

DIY Halloween Costumes

Heather Neal - Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:14am

While you can find just about any PBS Kids costume out there for purchase, those can get pricey and now it may be too late to order them to arrive in time for your Fall Festivities. The alternative – if you can’t find...

Make your own Wild Kratt's costumes from PBS Parents

Wild Kratts DIY Halloween Costume

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:06am

I told you before that I really enjoy crafting my kid's Halloween costume. This year, we're going with the hand-me-down costume that's been in the closet for at least 2 years now (it's taken a while for my 4-year-old...

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PBS Kids Wins Big at KidScreen Awards

Heather Neal - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 4:46am

At last week’s Kidscreen Summit in New York, PBS’s kids programming came away with a lot of big wins! Best Animated Series 2013 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Best Companion Website 2013 Dinosaur Train Best Companion...

What You May Not Know About Mr. Rogers

Heather Neal - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:00am

Have you heard the one about how Mr. Rogers wore those sweaters all the time to cover up his tattoos? You know, the tattoos he got while sharp-shooting in the Army. Turns out both of those are wrong. Apparently, Mr....

Tech Thursday: Balloon Jousting

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:41am

PBS KIDS’ Design Squad Nation has tons of fun activities for kids to interact with science and discover how math and creative technologies interact for fun learning experiences. Their latest project is another...

PBS Parents Play and Learn App

PBS Parents Learn and Play App

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:06am

There’s a new app out and it’s available for free on Apple and Android devices! Also, the app is bilingual for English/ Spanish. PBS Parents released their app Play and Learn. I thought it was interesting that it’s...

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Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:22am

Summer reading is vitally important to retention. It’s probably the easiest way to be sure your child is retaining the fundamentals of the past year. Even my little guy is picking up on words, reading and spelling a...

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