Early Childhood News

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 15, 2018

Psychologist Martin Seligman, who has conducted studies on benefits of expressing thanks, writes, “Gratitude can make your life happier and more satisfying. When we feel gratitude, we benefit from the pleasant memory of a positive event in our life. Also, when we express our gratitude to others, we strengthen our relationship with them.” For preschoolers, gratitude […]

Join us for PBS Kids Edcamp

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10, when we will be holding Kentucky's first PBS Kids Edcamp. This training event is free of charge! PBS Kids Edcamp provides educators with a space to share, collaborate and learn from each other. You will connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.

“Be My Neighbor Day” with Daniel Tiger at Russell Community Center in Lexington

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2018

Mister Rogers began each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with his simple signature question in song: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  Daniel Tiger continues that tradition with a new generation. In a special “Neighbor Day” episode, Daniel learns that it feels good to be neighborly and that one kind act can lead to many. His […]

Ready to Learn Through the Eyes of Families

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2018

Empowering families to learn together is at the heart of everything the KET Early Childhood Education team does. At the end of the day, the team loves to hear “I didn’t know how many resources were available for me to teach my kid at home too.” It’s that ability to spread the love of learning […]

Ready to Learn Through the Eyes of the Community

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2018

The KET Early Childhood Education team couldn’t succeed without the support of the community. They arrive at each Ready to Learn event as prepared as they can and with a seemingly endless energy supply, but it is the families and community partners that really bring the sessions to life. Watch this short video to hear […]

Ruff Ruffman Facilitator Trainings Now Available!

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 24, 2018

The free KET Facilitator training now includes the "Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science Camp" and the "Ruff Ruffman Family Creative Workshop". Learn more and schedule your session.

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.

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