Raise a Reader This Summer!
Any time can be learning time, and summer is a perfect opportunity to raise a reader. Starting June 4th, the Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn program will be hosting the PBS KIDS Raising Readers - Summer program. This multi-platform learning initiative is designed to address the learning losses children experience when they’re away from the classroom – known as the “summer slide.”
The PBS KIDS Raising Readers - Summer program offers 10 weeks of on-air programming, online activities and local events to encourage families throughout our central Virginia community to explore reading, writing and language.
On Friday, June 15, PBS KIDS premieres the Super WHY! Around the World Adventure, an on-air event featuring two new episodes of Super WHY!. Learn more about the Super WHY! Around the World Adventure here.
And starting on June 4, PBS KIDS will also focus on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming (check TV schedules for air times). The line-up includes:
- Wild Kratts, “Zach Attack Week” – Starting June 4*
- WordGirl, “Tobey’s Robot Summer” – Starting June 11*
- Arthur, “Baby Kate Adventure Week” – Starting June 18
- Curious George, “Monkey Business Week” – Starting June 25*
- Super WHY!, “Royal Reading Week” – Starting July 2
- The Electric Company, “Prankster Planet” – Starting July 9
- Dinosaur Train, “Gone Fishing Week” – Starting July 16
- Martha Speaks, “Dog Daze Week” – Starting July 23*
- The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!, “Creepy Crawley Week” – Starting July 30
- Sid the Science kid, “Get Up and Move Week” – Starting August 6
* Includes one NEW episode
Download the Complete Episode Descriptions for these shows (PDF)
iTunes - Summer Reading Playlists
Download the Free PBS KIDS Video App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and starting on June 4th, enjoy free episode downloads, video playlists and other downloadable content.
The iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge
Fight the summer slide and keep your child reading and learning all summer long with our free six-week program. Sign up now and starting June 18, you’ll get daily emails with literacy-building tips and activities from experts at PBS KIDS and Scholastic. You’ll also get book suggestions and discounts, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows and a daily chance to win $1,000 and other great prizes.
Soar with Reading–Let Your Imagination Take Flight
JetBlue and PBS KIDS are proud to partner on the Soar with Reading–Let Your Imagination Take Flight project. The partnership was created out of a shared mission – to help raise readers. At SoarWithReading.com, you and your child can ﬁnd lots of fun things to do, including tools to help you track your child’s reading minutes over the summer or map the places your child has visited both physically and imaginatively. There’s also a feature where you can upload photos of your child with Hooper and create a postcard that you can print or send to friends and families so you all can share your child’s reading adventures. As Hooper would say, “check it out!”
Grab the Activity Kit (PDF)