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Weekly At-Home Learning Newsletter
July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020
The mission of KSPS is to provide on-air, online and multimedia programs that entertain, engage and educate to all the communities we serve.
FEATURED RESOURCES
Summer Learning At-Home Activity Packet
Our summer at-home activity booklet contains a variety of hands-on activities for children ages 3-8 to engage in fun learning experiences throughout the summer. Activities can be used and adapted to meet the particular needs of your child.
Calgary Philharmonic: An Orchestra Adventure
Calgary Philharmonic takes kids on an orchestra adventure with this online series. These four 15-minute webisodes are perfect for parents and educators who want to share the symphony orchestra experience with children and spark a life-long love of classical music.
Theme: Kindness & Empathy
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of someone else. Wondering how you can encourage kindness and empathy in your child? As a parent, there are several things you can do to promote positive behavior. Explore fun ways to help your child become more empathetic, inclusive, and kind towards others.
News & Articles
Building Empathy With Wild Kratts
When kids care for living things--from babies to animals to plants--they exercise their empathy muscles and learn through experience that everything has needs.
CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
Kindness Bingo (All Ages)
Play this game of Kind Acts Bingo to celebrate kindness this month.
Draw Your Feelings (Gr PreK-1)
Work with your child to draw pictures to show how they are feeling.
Empathy | An ARTHUR Interactive Comic (Gr K-5)
Explore the topic of empathy in this interactive comic, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, based on the characters and storyline from the PBS children’s series ARTHUR.
Invent Apps That Help Others and Build Empathy (Gr 6-12)
In this interactive lesson, students will discover how new apps are improving the lives of people with a disability or illness and helping to raise empathy.
GAMES & APPS
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings
With this app, children can play, sing, and learn about all kinds of feelings with their friend and neighbor Daniel Tiger from the hit PBS KIDS series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
Daniel Tiger: Play at Home with Daniel
With this app children have the chance to play about some of Daniel’s everyday experiences – experiences that might be a lot like theirs. And as they play, young children will be learning a little bit more about their place in the world. You’ll be learning too – about your child - when you talk, listen and play together.
Family History Fun!
With this game, children can learn about elder family members and what they were like when they were young.
READ-ALONGS
PBS KIDS Read-Alongs
Every week, celebrities and PBS KIDS authors are reading aloud their favorite books on the PBS KIDS' Facebook page and YouTube channel . Watch them all again here and find fun activities for the whole family to do!
KSPS Virtual Read-Alongs
Find virtual read-alongs from Washington-based librarians, teachers, and community members.
Booklists!
Searching for book recommendations? Look no further! Here are curated collections of books for any topic for your family: science, math, humor, holidays and more. And keep track of all the books you read with this chart .