Early Childhood News

John Legend and Sesame Street Raise Awareness of Kids Coping with Incarcerated Parents for the Holidays

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

December 14, 2017

For the holidays, Sesame Street in Communities and John Legend’s FREEAMERICA program have teamed up to create a series of videos to show support for the more than 2.7 million children with incarcerated parents. The videos feature five children along with Sesame Street’s Elmo and Abby Cadabby. The children share their stories as well as some ways […]

Empowering Families to Learn Together with Ready-to-Learn Workshops

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

December 6, 2017

The first family arrives, taking a tentative step into the Lee County Elementary cafeteria, glancing around quickly for a familiar face. Jim Tackett, with the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative,  greets them and invites them over to fill out some necessary paperwork. While mom is distracted, the little girl hovers close by, unsure of what she should be doing. […]

Celebrating Science and Tech at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 28, 2017

KET participated in a celebration of science and technology at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day. Over 2,000 families attended the event that featured dance parties, rock painting, Minecraft, concrete making and more. The day was made a success by the contributions of all the sponsors including: Louisville Public Library, Kentucky Science Center, The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch […]

Kids and Screens…the Debate Continues

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 27, 2017

Common Sense Media has released a new report on children’s media use, The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017, which sheds light on the amount of time children spend with media and the types of screens and content they are using.

Teaming Up to Get Kids Kindergarten Ready

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 18, 2017

The KET team pulled from its Ready To Learn resources and experiences to help create a framework for what would become the First 5 Lex – Read, Talk, and Play program. By encouraging parents and other care-givers to interact more with kids through simple, everyday learning interactions, a foundation for success in school can be established well before they step into their first classroom.

Three fears about screen time for kids – and why they’re not true

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2017

We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt, VP of PBS KIDS Digital.

Ruff Ruffman returns with resources for kids and teachers

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

The star of the classic series Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is back in The Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new animated series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play, and hands-on activities.

Kids give back to their communities with Daniel Tiger

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Hundreds of kids answered this call from Daniel Tiger with an emphatic, “Yes!” at recent Be My Neighbor Days hosted in Lexington and Louisville.

2017 Solar Eclipse Teaching Tips

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 28, 2017

Introducing the total solar eclipse to your students is a great way to engage them with the science of the Earth-Sun-Moon system. Use these resources to help teach about the Solar Eclipse on August 21.

2017 KET Young Writers Contest winners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 25, 2017

KET is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Writers Contest. The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development, by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry.

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