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  • 1. By: Monica Pangaio
    • 3-part workshop series designed to improve literacy skills of children 4-8
    • Free materials and a chance to win prizes
    • Eligible for free membership to Telebear’s Cub Club
    • Hands-on crafts
    • Exciting hands-on presentation from a local community partner
  • 3. Workshop I Objectives
    • To learn techniques to use with your children to help improve their literacy skills
    • How to implement the powerful resources available through PBS
    • Understand and implement the PBS Learning Triangle at home
  • 4.  Ice Breaker 
    • Please share with us your name and something about you!
  • 5. We are here to…
      • Why?
        • Better readers in early grades = better learners throughout their schooling and beyond.
      • If your child is…
        • Beginning to LEARN to read
        • Beginning to read
        • Already Reading
      • How can you help?
  • 6. The Learning Triangle
    • The learning triangle can be done in any order.
    • Children are exposed to a particular topic by seeing it, hearing it, and doing an activity.
    • They are more likely to learn and remember .
    Read a story View “good” TV Do an activity
  • 7. Our Audience
    • Approximately 170,000 students, educators and parents…
    and growing by the minute!
  • 8.
    • Being knowledgeable about the media in order to be effective users.
  • 9. How Typical Are You?
    • In our home we have ______ TV’s.
    • In our home children watch TV for ______ hours each day.
    • In our home, the TV is on/off while we eat.
    • In our home, we do/do not have rules about TV.
    • Our home has
      • _____ TV’s
      • _____ Radios
      • _____ Video Game Consoles
      • _____ CD or Tape Players
      • _____ VCR / DVD Players
      • _____ Computers
  • 10. What the Numbers say…
    • Young people are exposed to 8 1/2 hours of media content per day.
    • Young people with Video game consoles and in TV oriented homes spend less time reading .
    • Young people report reading less when:
      • They have a TV in their room
      • The household has the TV on all the time.
      • Parent have no rules regarding TV watching.
    • Heavy TV viewers spend about 19 minutes less per day engaged in homework than light TV watchers.
  • 11. Problems With Passive TV Watching
    • Use it or lose it…
      • Children’s brains become deprived when not being stimulated through mental exercise. This can affect the rate and quality of brain growth.
    • Reduces the amount of physical activity children engage in.
    • Exposure to media violence has a negative influence.
  • 12. Solutions for you, the parent:
    • Get the most from your TV viewing:
      • Balance viewing time
      • View actively
      • Make connections
  • 13. Steps to selecting “smart” TV?
    • Know what your kids are watching.
    • PBS offers educational programs that are
      • Commercial free
      • Research proven
      • Age appropriate
      • Non-violent
  • 14. Sesame Street
    • Target Audience: preschool
    • Encourages children to :
      • Appreciate human diversity
      • Take steps toward reading, writing, math, and science.
      • Feel good about themselves and what they accomplish
      • Recognized and interpret sounds and sights
      • Develop an attitude of cooperation
  • 15. Arthur
    • Target Audience: 4-8
    • Goals:
      • Model positive social behavior through communication, empathy, responsibility, and respect
      • Motivate reading and writing
      • Promote critical thinking and everyday problem solving
  • 16. Dragon Tales
    • Target Audience: 2-7
    • Encourages children to:
      • Pursue challenging experiences that support their growth and development
      • Approach and learn from challenging experiences
      • Try even though they may not succeed fully
  • 17. Clifford
    • Target Audience: 3-7
    • Encourages children to face social and emotional challenges like:
      • Sharing
      • Playing fair
      • Being truthful
      • Believing in yourself
  • 18. Between the Lions
    • Target Audience: 3-7
    • Encourages children to:
      • Read
      • Spell
      • Identify sight words
      • Identify new words and their meanings
  • 19. Super Why!
    • Target Audience: 3-6
    • Designed to provide critical reading skills by:
      • Creating life long readers
      • Teaching strategies for using reading skills
      • Providing interactive practice.
  • 20. Word World
    • Teaches children reading skills such as:
      • Print Awareness
      • Phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge
      • Comprehension
      • Self-awareness and socio-emotional skills
    • Target Audience: preschool
  • 21. Word Girl
    • Target Audience: 4-9
    • Teaches reading skills such as:
      • Vocabulary usage
      • Reading Comprehension
  • 22.
    • The social, emotional, and cognitive development that occurs at specific ages helps to determine if a program is “age-appropriate” for a child.
  • 23. Infants
    • Develop strong sensorimotor.
    • Respond when their physical and emotional needs are met.
    • Require nurturing.
  • 24. Toddlers
    • Symbolic thinking emerges.
    • Pretending is possible.
  • 25. 2 & 3-Year Olds
    • Prosocial behavior emerges
      • Ex. Helping, empathizing, comforting, gift giving.
  • 26. 4 & 5-Year Olds
    • Preoperational thought emerges.
      • Ex. Understanding quantity, value, properties of numbers, the rhythm of language.
  • 27. 6 to 11-Year Olds
    • Abstract reasoning emerges
      • Ex. Cause and effect, logic, strategy.
  • 28. Tonight’s 1 st Learning Triangle Theme: Can you identify one? Read I’ll Always Be Your Friend View Super Why: “Little Miss Muffet” Do come up with an activity together
  • 29. Tonight’s 2 nd Learning Triangle Theme: Dealing with negative feelings. Read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day View Martha Speaks “Visiting” Do create a dog puppet!