Get Up and Go! Day Helps Wisconsin Families Stay Active and Enjoy the Outdoors

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Picture-perfect weather, a sizable and enthusiastic crowd, stellar entertainment and some of the best kids activities around helped make Wisconsin Public Television’s annual Get Up and Go! Day, one of the most successful to date. This annual “stay active and healthy” themed event took place in Madison, WI and in three other locations across the state on August 1. 

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KET’s Super Saturday Celebrates 5 Years with Record Engagement

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Every August, KET welcomes kids and families to its Network Center in Lexington, KY for a Super Saturday full of music, science, and health explorations.  Attracting close to 20 different community and event partners, KET works with these partners to make the day very STEAM- and pre-literacy focused, and to ensure close coordination with the curriculums of PBS KIDS programs. 

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Leading up to Back to School, WXXI’s “Dinolympics” is Good for the Heart

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 WXXI/Rochester welcomed nearly 300 people to its studios on Saturday August 9 to celebrate Dinosaur Train’s “Classic in the Jurassic” special, and for some heart-healthy games and activities connected to the program. There was hula-hooping, relay races, bean bag-tossing, bowling, and lots and lots of hopping, skipping, and jumping. 

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WSKG's Kids in Motion Curriculum Increases Movement in the Classroom

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WSKG is partnering with the Binghamton City School District to create media clips based upon existing Movement in the Classroom physical education curriculum.  These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes and demonstrate simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom or home setting. 

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IPTV’s 2014 Reading Road Trip Visits Families Statewide

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This summer, Iowa Public Television's 8th annual Reading Road Trip taught kids across the state to turn their televisions off, to go outside and play, to use their imaginations, and to read good books!

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#iqsmartsummer: WQED Engages Local Families to Help Fight the Summer Slump

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While summer may be considered a “slump” for learning and kids, WQED is sharing tips and resources to help Pittsburgh area families ensure that summer is a time of EXTRA-ordinary learning – both indoors and out. The station uses social media and its e-newsletter as vehicles for online engagement with families around the summer learning theme, using hashtags #iqsmartsummer and #iqsmartparent.

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WHRO’s Children’s Services Help Fight Summer Brain Drain

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School may be out for the summer, but WHRO’s children’s services team has remained hard at work! WHRO Early Childhood Coordinator Martha Razor and Education Assistant Rosalie Rodriguez have been taking part in summer camps and community events throughout Hampton Roads, VA to promote reading and literacy skills to elementary aged children and their parents. 

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WFYI’s 21st Annual PBS KIDS in the Park Festival Attracts 40,000

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One of the largest PBS KIDS events of its kind in the nation, WFYI’s PBS KIDS in the Park is a unique family celebration, which boasts an array of educational activities that reflect WFYI’s on-going commitment to prepare young children for entry into school. This year, the event attracted more than 40,000 people to White River State Park in Indianapolis.

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KBTC Summer Camps Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss, Close the Digital Divide

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KBTC Kids Summer Camps aim to prevent summer learning loss and close the digital divide for low-income families in Tacoma. The two-week camps focus on building reading and math skills, with an infusion of digital learning via iPads, which feature content from PBS KIDS. The camps complement other KBTC Summer Learning activities, including the station’s Mobile Learning Lab. 

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