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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
Hands on crafts
Exciting hands on presentation from a
local community partner
Understand how children learn to read.
Learn what the research says about our
brain(what it needs, how it
develops, and how it works).
Learn more tips to keep your youngster
Work with the person next to you to
construct a list of children’s shows.
Place each program in the proper
column based on whether you feel the
program is good or bad for your child.
You may have different opinions…talk
about why you put a program in the
column you did.
TV is a problem when
It occupies too much of your child’s time.
It teaches things you feel you have to “unteach”.
It exposes children to violence.
It models gender, racial, or cultural stereotypes.
It encourages children to think they need to buy
TV-Y……appropriate for all children
TV-Y7….most appropriate for 7+
TV-G…..not a children’s show but appropriate
for all ages
TV-PG…parental guidance suggested
TV-14….parents strongly cautioned
TV-MA...mature audience only
Technology in your TV that can block certain
programs based on their ratings.
As of 1/2001, all new TV’s will have this
Why not ban it? Will TV turn
TV’s are everywhere.
Provides us with footage we would
There is no
not otherwise see.
Should they watch TV in school?
Structured environment may Where do
support learning. children learn
Does TV keep kids from reading? to watch TV?
W really don’t know if it prevents From the adults
kids from reading but we do know it
can help develop pre-reading skills
Weighs about 3 pounds.
Uses 20% of our energy.
Consumes 1/5 of our Oxygen through blood.
Needs 8 glasses of water for optimal
5. Needs leafy green veggies, nuts, lean meats,
salmon, fruit, vitamins, water, and yogurt.
6. 75% of brain growth is complete by age 3.
7. Caffeine changes the way the brain works.
8. Constantly changes from birth to old age.
14% of what we hear
22% of what we see
30% of what we watch others do
42% of what we must do on a regular basis
72% of what is linked to an experience
83% of what is performed as a challenging
92% of what we teach others
Have a positive
Provide natural light or
attitude. a well-lit room.
Use finger tracking.
with your child. Have child read at a
table rather than the
floor or couch.
child to eat healthy. Limit reading/study
time to 40 minutes.
The number of books read in the summer is
consistently related to academic gains.
Reading is the doorway to all other learning.
Those who do not read over the summer slid
backwards in their reading skills and
The more children read, the better their
fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Do: Create an Read: K is For
activity together. Kissing a Cool
Each month, complete 2 learning triangles
and send them to PBS in the envelopes
(Don’t forget your VDR identification
Upon receipt, PBS will send your child a free
All instructions are in your purple folder!
the Lions: Zoop
Do: Create a Read: Where’s
Monster Mask. My Teddy