Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience the world around them through reading! All summer long, PBS Parents and PBS KIDS are here to provide your family with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language. Stop by each week to discover great programming, activities, special offers and other new and exciting ways to sneak some learning into summer fun!
Whether you’re at home or on the road this summer, PBS KIDS can be your partner in on-the-go learning. With our award-winning mobile apps (including the PBS KIDS video player) and PBS KIDS video available for download you can ensure your kids will have a trusty educational travel companion all summer long. Stop by our PBS KIDS Raising Readers home at iTunes and download a free episode of Wild Kratts all this week!
All this week we’re wondering “What’s Up With WordGirl?” as our favorite, word-wise super heroine and her trusty sidekick Captain Huggy Face battle dastardly, vocabulary busting villains. After the show you and your kids can continue to play and learn when you download these activity sheets. Worrrd Up!
Research shows that children who read build skills that support their academic and personal success. Here are our top tips to help you and your child explore reading all year round:
Don’t make summer reading a chore. Find five simple ways to keep your kids excited about reading all summer long.
Literacy can happen anywhere, from the playground to the doctor’s office. Check out these everyday ways to build your child’s literacy skills.
“Boys of Steel” author, Marc Tyler Nobleman, offers ideas on how to avoid the summer reading slump.
Get an idea of how your child’s reading abilities might develop during his early years:
Help your daughter realize the power of her own potential, guide her belief in herself at a young age with these books for empowering young girls.
Whether you have a bookworm or a reluctant reader, we’ve got suggestions that can help your son find books he will enjoy.
Looking for more books? Search by more than a dozen topic and age to find books even the most finicky reader will devour.
Your library is a great resource to connect you and your child to the world of words. Stop by today and find out about reading programs, book clubs and more!
Don’t know your local library? Find a library with these tools:
Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy.
In this recipe, the cheesecake filling can be made in a blender. (A great opportunity for your kids to help!)
Learn more about Mighties™ kiwi, the easy-to-eat, nutrient-rich healthy snack.