When my kids talk, read, or watch a program about animals, they get very animated. So when I heard that PBS Kids was planning a “Summer Safari,” I thought it was a fantastic idea!
So here’s the info you need to plan a summer of fun and learning with PBS:
Free Digital Tools for Parents and Kids
- Parents will find daily learning tips, extended learning ideas and recommended games and activities at PBS Kids Learn right here.
- PBS Kids will once again offer free episodes of favorite series through iTunes, check them out!
- There are also a variety of free apps for parents and kids to support learning, check them out right here.
Specials and New Episodes
- Dinosaur Train: One-hour specials every week in June.
- Wild Kratts Wild Wednesday: July is jam-packed with Wild Kratts Adventures every Wednesday. It kicks off on July 1, with the movie Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time.
- Curious George: Monday, August 17, will be full of monkey adventures starting with the 2009 movie Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey, followed by the world television premiere, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle. Don’t miss it!
- WordGirl: This summer PBS Kids is presenting 20 never-before-seen episodes of the adventurous WordGirl on digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. Two episodes per week will premiere on air and on digital platforms.
- PBS stations across the country will be bringing activities to local communities for children ages 2-8 and their families. They will be partnering with local libraries, schools, museums and more. Please visit PBS.org to check if you have a local station close to home.
- PBS KIDS have partnered with AARP Foundation Experience Corps to extend the learning from this summer’s new WordGirl episodes. Episodes and materials will be available online at youtube.com/pbskids and youtube.com/aarpexperiencecorps, as well as pbskids.org/learn.
- PBS KIDS and HarperCollins are offering free reading party kits for hosting a I Can Readathon event through participating retailers and PBS member stations. The kits include an I Can Read! activity booklet, reading logs, activity pages, stickers, certificates, a PBS KIDS Summer Safari activity chart and activity sheets.
Finally, you can follow PBS Kids on Twitter and Facebook for more information on free summer learning resources and special offers from PBSKIDS and its partners.
Have a Wild Summer!!
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