Calling all Arkansas daycare groups, summer camps and more! We want to help you as you keep our state’s kiddos brains busy over the break by sharing free summer learning materials.
This year’s free packets include Summer Learning Activity Books, AETN KIDS Reading Charts and bookmarks. To request these materials for your kiddos, email our Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Routt at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, organization, shipping information and the number of children you plan to serve.
But there’s no reason you can’t start the fun with free summer learning materials right now! If you just hop over to the AETN KIDS page, we have all sorts of fun ideas and free, downloadable materials you can print whenever you’d like.
Get started with great literacy packets for exciting ideas that make reading even more fun, like going on a BookNic, tips for reading on a trip, ways to make the most of library trips and even ways that kids can practice reading in a restaurant!
Then, be sure to check out all sorts of fun, free printables — from our summer schedule to bookmarks, activities and more!
Spanish-language worksheets and activities are also available, along with fun tips for starting kids’ book clubs, summer learning ideas and recommendations for encouraging summer reading.
There are all sorts of great materials there to support the important work you’re doing, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to help! Get started today, and, if you enjoy the activities, let us know. We love hearing how our materials work out when put to the test and will use your feedback for next year’s offerings!
My RBI Story: Willie Torrence
Willie Torrence has been an umpire for Little Rock RBI – in addition to his work as a collegiate and high school umpire – for more than a decade. In his RBI story, he tells us why he will always support Little Rock RBI because of how it impacts players’ lives.
Mother’s Day With Anne and Marilla
Mothers come to us in all shapes and sizes. Some are there from the very beginning, and others come to us later in life to show us the exact sort of love that we’ve always needed. This Mother’s Day, celebrate that special bond with an “Anne of Green Gables” marathon and a few of our favorite Anne and Marilla moments.
Meet Jet Propulsion at the Bentonville Film Festival
If you’ve enjoyed exploring space, science, technology and astronomy with “Ready, Jet, Go!” on PBS KIDS, don’t miss a special chance to meet Jet Propulsion, Astronomer Amy Mainzer and the show’s executive producer, Dete Meserve, Saturday, May 7! We’ll join our partners from the Bentonville Film Festival at the Bentonville Public Library from 10-11:30 a.m.
Guest Blogger Nick Harrington: My AETN Internship Experience
I have to admit that I didn’t really know what to expect when I first applied for an internship here at AETN. In the past, I had worked internships that were mostly busy work. AETN was different. I was actually helping to contribute. Overall my experience at AETN was a great one and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great starting point in looking for a career.
Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas” May 2016
“To the Bat Cave, Robin!” That was a classic line in the old “Batman” TV series, and we visit Batesville to go there - in a sense - and then make stops at Gravity Hill, the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum and Mount Magazine in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas”! Come with us on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.