Early Childhood News

Cat in the Hat Day at Laurel County Public Library

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 13, 2018

Laurel County Public Library helped KET celebrate its 50th anniversary by co-hosting a “Cat in the Hat Day”. Families gathered to spend time doing crafts such as coloring pictures and creating silly hats. The Early Childhood Education team was also there to let the children interact with the various educational apps available through PBS. Families […]

Smooth the Transition to School with Help from Daniel Tiger

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 5, 2018

Starting preschool or Kindergarten can be a difficult transition for some kids. To help ease the anxiety of the first few weeks of school, turn to a familiar face for them – Daniel Tiger! Access the following videos and more on PBS LearningMedia: Sharing Toys Can Be Hard! | Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel isn’t sure […]

PBS LearningMedia unveils new, more accessible website

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 4, 2018

PBS LearningMedia has unveiled a new website, making thousands of digital resources – including many created by KET – more accessible to educators and students across Kentucky. In response to teachers’ needs, the new features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; a refreshed look and easier access to KET resources.

PBS TeacherLine Launches New Website

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

August 13, 2018

PBS TeacherLine just launched a new site that highlights six of their best Early Elementary and PreK professional development courses! A couple of the more popular classes you will find available are: An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction (starts AUGUST 15th) Give yourself the knowledge and background needed to successfully […]

New Season of “Sesame Street” Premieres August 6th

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

July 30, 2018

Sesame Street’s 48th season will premiere on KET on Monday, August 6th. New this season is the Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck segment. In each five-minute installment, Cookie Monster and his new pal Gonger receive a video call from a child who orders something special from their food truck. Partway through each recipe, Cookie and Gonger […]

Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science Camp Fun in Floyd County

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

July 24, 2018

Driving around the bend, May Valley Elementary school seems to jump right out of the side of the mountain. The week of camp, it’s surrounded by green covered mountains and blue skies. This is the tranquil setting for a week’s worth of fun with the children of this community and the activities with the Ruff […]

Playful Learning for Educators – Utilizing Play in the Classroom

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

July 9, 2018

When you think about attending a conference for your professional development, getting to play throughout the day isn’t the first thing that springs to mind! However, when KET conducts the PBS Kids Playful Learning for Educators workshops, that is exactly what happens! What is PBS Kids Playful Learning for Educators? It is a series of […]

KET Early Childhood Hosts a Play and Learn at the Neighborhood House in Louisville

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

May 30, 2018

KET's Early Childhood team worked with community partner, Neighborhood House to host a four week play and learn session for families with younger children, aged 3 - 5. Each session combines story time, games, and hands-on activities to make learning about science simple for the children and their families.

KET to Participate in 2018 NSF’s STEM for All Video Showcase to Highlight Innovation in STEM Education

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

May 9, 2018

KET, WGBH, and EDC’s collaborative project titled, Integrating Computational Thinking into Mathematics Instruction in Rural and Urban Preschools, will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation.  The event will be held online May 14th -21st at http://stemforall2018.videohall.com. The project examined how computational thinking hadn’t previously been […]

Splash and Bubbles

New “Splash and Bubbles” Episodes to Air This Week

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

April 23, 2018

In a week of new episodes, Tidy has a hard time keeping the kelp forest clean when Tyke the Pacific harbor seal comes to town. After pitching in to help, the Reeftown friends explore the nocturnal reef with Zee the shark, discover bioluminescent plankton and help clean up Lu the football fish’s lure so she can light […]

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