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Learning with PBS KIDS

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SUPER WHY Super Readers playing and learning at a SUPER WHY Reading Camp. Learn more about SUPER WHY Super Readers camps.

Through exploration and discovery, children access an unlimited world of possibilities with PBS KIDS. PBS KIDS is committed to helping all children achieve their full potential, and succeed in school and in life. In a comprehensive approach to understanding a child's world, PBS KIDS is finding new ways to engage her throughout the day fulfilling her natural curiosity, imagination and love of learning.

PBS Parents shares that ideal. We work with parents to explore and share tools to enhance their children's development through media, technology and community. As we profile different PBS KIDS programs, we'll showcase different ways you can create a multi-dimensional learning experience for your child. Let's start with SUPER WHY.

What are moms saying about Learning with PBS KIDS?

PBS KIDS is hosting a series of discussions nationwide with bloggers from Silicon Valley Moms on the role media plays in the lives of their families.

New York, NY

NYC Moms: Behind-the-Scenes

"However, because of my work with [my children], and shows like SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street, and others, my children can count, know their shapes, their colors, etc. In addition, the social skills I work so hard to teach them are also reinforced and supported, such as sharing, being polite, and dealing with conflict." Read more »

Washington, DC

DC Metro Moms: PBS and Me

Silicon Valley Moms Group

Learning with

Super Why and the Super ReadersSUPER WHY is an interactive reading adventure! It is designed to provide children ages 3 to 6 with the essential skills they need to read. SUPER WHY's imaginative interpretations of classic fairy tales also encourage kids to be active viewers.

Learn more about SUPER WHY and find engaging activities.

Comments from around the Web

PBS PARENTS is a terrific resource for connecting families (like mine) and media together to form an open forum, which (hopefully) will prove to be a fruitful partnership in understanding the complexities of our children's development. Good and bad." - Leticia Barr, D.C. Metro Moms
We could have stayed at PBS all day. Not only did I find the discussion to be fascinating from a parent and an educator perspective, but it reinforced why PBS has always been a part of my life." - Gayle Weiswasser, Everyday I Write the Book
When I think back on some of the shows my girls have watched on other channels, it makes me appreciate the quality of PBS KIDS programming even more. It's not enough, in my book, that a show hold their attention or be entertaining - it should be teaching them something. And a show that demonstrates the value of books and reading, and encourages kids to explore books - what could be better? I am adding Super Why to the DVR immediately." - Jessica McFadden, A Parent in Silver Spring
Super Why was designed specifically to help kids age 3-6 with the critical skills that they need to learn to read. Each of the four characters on the show embodies one of the skills recommended by the National Reading Panel: Alpha Pig = alphabet skills, Wonder Red = word families, Princess Presto = spelling and Super Why = reading comprehension and vocabulary. (They're not simply cutie pies with capes.) Using interactive literacy games and problems preschoolers can relate to and help solve, Super Why grips the child viewer and shows her that reading is an empowering adventure." - Michelle Musson, Wife and Mommy

Let us know how PBS KIDS and PBS Parents helps your child learn or how we can help out even more.

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