This recent Ted talk by Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, Sara DeWitt, is inspired and inspiring. As she discusses the need to harness the power of technology as a positive in children’s lives and give parents strategies to make the most of screen time at home, she cites examples and studies of PBS KIDS programs like Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Curious George and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
In her talk, 3 fears about screen time for kids — and why they’re not true,
Parents and educators have shared their appreciation for Thomas & Friends resources in helping children learn. This week, PBS KIDS Family Night — which offers a fun, educational movie each Friday — premieres Thomas & Friends “Journey Beyond Sodor.” This new adventure, airing at 7 p.m. Friday on WGBY Kids, shows that friendship is more important than being the favorite engine.
Resources for classroom and parents can also be found at Continue reading
WGBY has a legacy of support for early education and an appreciation for the love that young viewers have for trusted PBS Kids content. To celebrate, we’re hosting WGBY Kids Fan Day this Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inside the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.
The day promises fun for everyone in the family with favorite PBS Kids shows represented — from Curious George and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to The Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and more. For the many children who come in costume, it’s a chance to wear Halloween costumes one more time and to have a free photo taken. Tickets may be purchased at the door. To learn more Continue reading
As you can see, Peg + Cat will be at LittleFest this Saturday, September 23, bringing their problem-solving panache to Springfield’s annual celebration of literacy and learning.
Hosted by WGBY, the Springfield Museums and the Springfield City Library, LittleFest is free to all WGBY members and Springfield residents. Because this Saturday also happens to be Continue reading
Many students returning to the classroom this week are likely to have spent hours online over the summer — playing games, watching videos and possibly much more. While parents and caregivers may try to oversee children’s navigation of the digital world, it’s essential that students are taught how to be safe, responsible digital citizens.
Cultivating digital citizenship can be tricky, but PBS LearningMedia has engaging resources to Continue reading
It is no secret that many students tend to forget things during the long months of summer vacation. Luckily, PBS Learning Media has plenty of resources to keep your children and students up to date. The Summer Learning Collection exists to foster curiosity and prevent some of that “summer slide.”
WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. The event includes advance screenings of an upcoming, new three-part series of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, in which viewers will discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction and Continue reading
Last Saturday, Springfield Museums hosted WGBY Day in celebration of opening The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum! As the Education and Community Outreach Intern, I spent most of the day teaching children how to Continue reading
PBS LearningMedia has resources for grades 2-13+ to help make Memorial Day meaningful to students, including video clips, lesson plans Continue reading