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Weekly Education Newsletter
June 29, 2020 - July 3, 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.
Theme: Reading
Reading together as a family has many benefits for children. It helps to build knowledge, strengthen social and emotional development, and it’s just plain fun! We've put together the best resources from PBS around reading, including tips, activities, games and booklists. Take a look and dive into your next reading adventure!
Reading Tips For Families
Why Reading Aloud to Kids Helps Them Thrive
Reading aloud to kids has clear cognitive benefits, but it also strengthens children's social, emotional, and character development.
Making the Most of Reading Aloud: Practical Strategies for Parents of Young Children
Studies often point to the "why" of reading aloud but what about the "how"? Here are six strategies to help you make the most out of story time with your child.
Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read
Learn how to help your child build a strong foundation for reading success.
What to Do When Your Child Hates Reading
It's hard to know how to react when your child is a reluctant reader. Here are some simple ideas to set up your young one for rich, rewarding reading experiences.
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 .
Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Tell Me a Story
Stretch your child's creative muscles and have them use this guide to tell their own story.
Wild Kratts: My Creature Adventure
Use this template to write a fun creature adventure with your child.
Make a The Very Hungry Book
In The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the caterpillar eats a lot! And he eats many different things. After reading this book together (or watching it be read ) and talking about the caterpillar’s appetite, kids can create their own version of the story and share what foods they eat each day of the week. 
Create Your Own Feeling Words Book
Help your child label and understand different feelings.
“Dig” for Dinosaur Letters
Does your child have a favorite dinosaur? Many young children are fascinated by these prehistoric creatures. Tap into that curiosity by creating an alphabet dinosaur “dig” in your own home.
Write and Play Found Poetry
Found poetry, often described as the literary equivalent of a collage, is when you take existing words, phrases or passages and re-frame them to create poetry. Help your child play with words and express herself to create found poetry.
Letter Dance Party
In this game, your child can practice letter recognition and dance with Big Bird and Snuffy.
Pinkcredible Story Maker
Make up a story starring Pinkalicious and her friends. In this online game, our child can create pictures using characters and props to tell a story that has a beginning, a middle and an end.
Grover's Rhyme Time
Grover is driving a train of rhyming words. Your child can help Grover drive the train and collect the items he needs to fill the rhyming train cars.
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.