Friday, June 1, 2012

PBS Encourages Summer Learning with Literacy-Themed Programming


Happy June!! Are your kids out of school yet?

This summer, PBS KIDS will focus on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming (check your local listings). Each week will feature reading-related episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. Select episodes and clips will also be featured on PBSKIDS.org/video and on the free PBS KIDS Video App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

In addition, games and activities will be available for kids at PBSKIDS.org/read and for parents at PBSPARENTS.org/read. Starting this coming Monday, June 4th, free episode downloads, video playlists and other downloadable content will also be available on iTunes. Here's this summer's line-up:

  • WILD KRATTS, “Zach Attack Week” – Starting June 4 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • WORDGIRL, “Tobey’s Robot Summer” – Starting June 11 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • ARTHUR, “Baby Kate Adventure Week” – Starting June 18
  • CURIOUS GEORGE, “Monkey Business Week” – Starting June 25 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • 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 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • 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
Enjoy!

~Monica

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