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!
“Agri Arkansas” - May 2016
Take a look at the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station near Clarksville and a true “farm-to-table” dinner in Scott this month on “Agri Arkansas.” See the new episode Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m.
Memorial Day Weekend Specials
Join us Memorial Day Weekend as we pay tribute to the military service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with special programming May 29-30. Special broadcasts range from AETN original film “Their Journey: A Veteran’s Tribute Tour” to the “National Memorial Day Concert.”
Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
Calling Arkansas girls who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade! Discover the fun of STEM careers by participating in cool, hands-on activities at the Arkansas STEM Girls camp. This free event will feature a variety of sessions with women in STEM fields — including coding, science, pharmacy and more.
“Arkansas Week” News Maker: Chancellor Steinmetz
AETN enjoyed having University of Arkansas Chancellor Dr. Joe Steinmetz visit us in Conway, Friday, May 20. Chancellor Steinmetz, who visited AETN as part of his bus tour of Arkansas, stepped in studio as an “Arkansas Week” news maker. In addition to his interview with Steve Barnes, he took a moment to answer a few questions about his impressions of The Natural State and his hopes for higher education in Arkansas. Join us after the jump to learn more.
FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call May 23
Members of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet via conference call Monday, May 20, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. Those interested in teleconference information should contact AETN at 800-662-2386.