Early Childhood News

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 […]

Study Reveals Parents Worried About Teaching Science to Their Kids

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

April 16, 2018

In a first-of-its kind survey, Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International spoke to more than 1,400 parents about the educational activities they do with their young children. The findings showed that far more parents would engage in science-related activities with their children—if they knew how. The survey results are captured in What Parents Talk […]

Julia Is Back with a New Episode and Other Learning Resources for Autism Awareness Month

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

April 3, 2018

Julia is back with new episodes and more! Everyone on Sesame Street is ready to play “Shape Hunt” – a game where you search for different shapes around you! But when both teams have a hard time finding shapes, Julia helps by finding them in places no one else thought of! Tune-in to an all-new […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 2018 YOUNG WRTERS CONTEST

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

March 30, 2018

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to submit stories and poems for the 2018 KET Young Writers Contest. The contest, which runs January 1 through March 30, encourages students in KET’s viewing area to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own, original work.

Now Available – “The Cat in the Hat Builds That: Stem Play for Little Engineers”

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

March 14, 2018

Kids are natural scientists, constantly exploring the world around them. The Cat in the Hat Builds That!  app supports children’s understanding of science concepts and involves them in doing science using the engineering and design process. Kids will travel to fantastical worlds with the Cat in the Hat and learn right alongside Nick and Sally. […]

KET’s early childhood education resources win national award

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

January 31, 2018

KET’s Everyday Learning instructional media collection was recently honored with a National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award, presented at NETA’s annual professional development conference, held in Washington, D.C.

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