Idaho PTV Families

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Our Idaho PTV Families page has just launched a virtual book club for students in grades 3-6. Sign up at the link below and start reading the first book ("The Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Patterson). The virtual book club will meet once each week via Zoom to discuss the book! Financial assistance is available to purchase the book, too. Here are the details and a link to sign up:
Bilingual storytime! Thanks to Idaho PTV Families, Caldwell School District, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries - ICfL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x-AxAgg6RA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3caCrjZeTMUQB2Zgf-JrsYbMxTKxVTueNFl9l1mTfdfS6dj4_x5JURRrM
Our Idaho PTV Families family engagement specialist Sam Hill is continuing to share resources for parents and kids even when she can't be out in your communities. Here's a message from Sam (with more to come soon!):

Idaho Public Television is starting a new program where we are giving away a Family Night Box each month that is complete with a movie, a book, and the supplies to do an activity. You can enter to win up to three times by liking, sharing, and tagging a friend in the post. These boxes are going to be tons of fun; I can't wait to see who wins our first box on March 1st!
If you didn't know it yet, we have a new page for families. Jump on over to Idaho PTV Families and follow the page for resources and activities!
Help kids learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing! "Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step" airs tonight at 7 PM and 9 PM on our PBS KIDS channel.

Parents, be sure to follow our new page Idahoptv Parents for suggestions and resources to help your kids learn.
While we're commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here are some great stargazing activities you can share with your kids. Follow our new page Idahoptv Parents for lots more great resources for parents!

IdahoPTV Families is for any parent or caregiver with young children. Here you will find activities

Operating as usual

07/18/2023

We wanted to give you a quick reminder that our current page will be saying its goodbyes on August 1st. But don't worry, because the fabulous NEW Idaho PTV Education page is all set to take its place! 🥳✨

By following the new page, you'll get even more amazing PBS KIDS, teachers, and family content. We're talking about exciting activities, inspiring stories, and loads of resources to make learning an absolute blast! So, don't forget to hit that "Follow" button on our new page, Idaho PTV Education. Trust us, you won't want to miss out!

07/10/2023

Follow our NEW education page for all the latest PBS Learning Media! 🥳

July is Disability Pride Month! To celebrate, we have a brand new classroom activity "Beyond Labels: Adaptive Recreation in Idaho" to pair with Outdoor Idaho's episode "Beyond Labels". Visit PBS LearningMedia at https://bit.ly/3r9oiOe to use materials made for students and teachers!

07/06/2023
Photos from Idaho PTV Education's post 06/26/2023

Important news, please read! ☺️

06/12/2023

Exciting announcement! Christine Peargin, an awesome 4th-grade teacher at Rupert Elementary, has been selected to be the Idaho Public Television Digital Innovator for the 2023-2024. Congratulations!! 🤩

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3CmYj8C

June 2023 Education News | IdahoPTV 06/07/2023

Check out IdahoPTV Education's June newsletter! There you'll get the inside scoop on Kindergarten Readiness, the Youth Advisory Committee, and we'll announce the WINNER of the 2023-2024 Digital Innovator Award! 🤩

June 2023 Education News | IdahoPTV Winner Announced, Idaho Digital Innovator, Jobs Explained initiative, Kindergarten Readiness, and more View as Webpage   2023-2024 Digital Innovator Announced Idaho "Jobs Explained" initiative Homedal

04/17/2023

🍎Do you know an amazing teacher? Show them your appreciation by nominating them to be the 2023-2024 IdahoPTV Digital Innovator!✏️
We are looking for any teachers who have enhanced their classroom through the use of technology. Visit idahoptv.org/innovator to learn more and nominate your fav!

04/07/2023

You have until April 28th to nominate your favorite tech-savvy teacher to win the 2023-2024 IdahoPTV Digital Innovator award! 🥇

Visit idahoptv.org/innovator to learn more and nominate your favorite classroom changemaker.

04/03/2023
03/14/2023
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03/07/2023
03/01/2023
02/23/2023

Our fantastic Education team is out and about all over Idaho! Stay tuned to see what we've got coming up next month 😀

02/21/2023
02/06/2023

Join us on Saturday, February 18 for a free screening of the new PBS KIDS series, Work It Out Wombats! at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

After the screening, stay and enjoy exciting games and hands-on activities for kids and their families. Register today at https://bit.ly/3Hw3oNT!

01/26/2023
12/21/2022

Parents, teachers, and students! We're updating the Science Trek website and need YOUR help! Click the link below to take our survey by Saturday, Dec. 31 and contribute your input.

https://t.co/IWwsg0gpSp

12/06/2022

Salmon Public Library's Erin Barrett shares her source of inspiration in IdahoPTV's Storytime in a Box program. Read her IdahoPTV In Your Neighborhood story at: idahoptv.org/education/neighborhood/communities/

11/09/2022

A librarian in Challis for five years, LaVon Rhodes shares her experience participating in IdahoPTV’s Storytime in a Box program and cohort, and explains how it has enhanced the library’s literacy outreach. See her story and read others at idahoptv.org/neighborhood

11/07/2022
The Arthur Podcast | PBS KIDS Shows 10/21/2022

Arthur Read is back and starting The Arthur Podcast! Listen in as he shares his favorite adventures with DW, Buster and all their friends from around Elwood City.

Each episode is an audio adaptation of a story from the classic television series with some new commentary from Arthur himself as well as some submissions from listeners everywhere!

The Arthur Podcast | PBS KIDS Shows

PBS KIDS Video Mobile Downloads | PBS KIDS 09/29/2022

Nature Cat is on a mission to solve some of nature's biggest mysteries! Join the Agents of the Great Outdoors in new outdoor discoveries. Watch all-new episodes of Nature Cat , streaming free now on PBS KIDS .

PBS KIDS Video Mobile Downloads | PBS KIDS Enjoy videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, Dinosaur Train, and more! *Live TV Now Available!*

Books About Latinos Who Made a Difference | Parenting Tips & Advice 09/27/2022

How is your family celebrating ? Read about the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino Americans with this fantastic list of kid-friendly book recommendations!

Books About Latinos Who Made a Difference | Parenting Tips & Advice Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 to October 15, by reading about the histories, cultures and contributions of Latino Americans.

Encouraging Children to Share and Take Turns | Parenting Tips & Advice 09/26/2022

Is your child beginning to learn how to share? Here are a few tips for helping little ones become comfortable taking turns and sharing, with inspiration from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood !

Encouraging Children to Share and Take Turns | Parenting Tips & Advice Learning to share can be a challenge for young children. Here are a few tips for helping children become comfortable taking turns and sharing.

Practice Friendship Skills by Building a Family Fort | Crafts for Kids 09/25/2022

Have you had a chat with your child about what it means to be a good friend? Build a family fort and use that time together to talk about ways they can practice their friendship skills!

Practice Friendship Skills by Building a Family Fort | Crafts for Kids Spend family time in a homemade fort and talk about ways you can practice being great friends to one another.

09/25/2022

Want to raise kind, curious and resilient children? PBS KIDS offers parenting tips, hands-on activities and more — in English and Spanish.

Recursos, consejos e ideas para padres Explore los recursos para padres que le ayudarán a criar niños amables, curiosos y resilientes. Encuentre consejos para padres, actividades prácticas, juegos, aplicaciones digitales y más.

PBS KIDS Video Mobile Downloads | PBS KIDS 09/24/2022

Our furry friends Elmo , Cookie Monster and the rest of the crew on Sesame Street are
streaming free on PBS KIDS ! Check out the all-new adventures today!

PBS KIDS Video Mobile Downloads | PBS KIDS Enjoy videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, Dinosaur Train, and more! *Live TV Now Available!*

Make Piragua to Share With a Friend! | Recipes for Kids 09/23/2022

Piragua is a popular Puerto Rican frozen treat, and it’s as tasty as it is fun to make! What flavor of fruit syrup would your kid add to their shaved ice?

Make Piragua to Share With a Friend! | Recipes for Kids Piragua is a popular Puerto Rican frozen treat, and it’s as tasty as it is fun to make. With a few everyday ingredients, you and your child can take ice and turn it into something yummy!

Take a Nature Walk and Make Art With Leaves | Crafts for Kids 09/22/2022

Are your kids excited for fall? 🍁 Explore the season with your children by going on a nature walk to collect fallen leaves, then use your findings to make art!

Take a Nature Walk and Make Art With Leaves | Crafts for Kids Sesame Street shows you how to make leaf art from leaves you can collect on an autumn nature walk. Learn about colors, textures and shapes.

How Parents Can Get Comfortable Expressing Feelings | Parenting Tips… 09/21/2022

Did you grow up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?" Here's how Mister Rogers' life lessons live on through Daniel Tiger, and can help kids and parents alike to manage their feelings!

How Parents Can Get Comfortable Expressing Feelings | Parenting Tips… The catchy songs from "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" can help children and grown-ups learn to express their feelings. Here's how.

9 Picture Books About Voting and Elections | Parenting Tips & Advice 09/20/2022

With another big election right around the corner, now is an ideal time to teach your kids about the importance of participating in elections and practicing the right to vote!

9 Picture Books About Voting and Elections | Parenting Tips & Advice Participating in elections and practicing the right to vote is important. Here are nine books to start conversations around not only voting, but democracy, citizenship, and equality.

Nurturing Your Child’s Independence | Parenting Tips & Advice 09/20/2022

The two gifts we give our children are roots and wings. Here's how you can work to raise a child who's linked to family and community and who pushes forward to find their place in the world.

Nurturing Your Child’s Independence | Parenting Tips & Advice Independence is bittersweet. Here are some ideas on how to raise a child who is loving and linked to family and who pushes forward to find their place in the larger world.

What Kids Can Learn Through Coding | Parenting Tips & Advice 09/19/2022

Problem solving, creative thinking and emotional exploration are among the many skills kids can develop when learning to code!

What Kids Can Learn Through Coding | Parenting Tips & Advice With coding games like ScratchJr, kids can experience computer science, learn to think in new ways and use their imagination.

09/18/2022

Meet 5-year-old, endlessly curious Rosie Fuentes! Rosie is ready to learn about the great big, fascinating world around her, and there's so much to know! Stream Rosie's Rules free on PBS KIDS starting October 3.

Rosie's Rules | PBS KIDS Rosie’s Rules is an animated preschool comedy series that follows the adventures of Rosie Fuentes, an inquisitive and hilarious 5-year-old girl just starting to learn about the wow-mazing world beyond her family walls. And she is ready to learn it all…by figuring it out herself.

American Citizen?! | Arthur Videos | PBS KIDS 09/17/2022

America is made up of many different cultures! Watch Arthur and friends explore the notion of citizenship, then talk with your kids about what it means to be an American citizen.

American Citizen?! | Arthur Videos | PBS KIDS Cheikh finds out he's going to become an American citizen. But what does that mean? Does he have to give up his things from Senegal?

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