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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
“Cooking on the Wild Side” — Aug. 2016
Whether you’re getting ready for a Labor Day Weekend cookout or looking for the perfect thing for dinner, don’t miss some of Phyllis Speers’ classic dishes! Find John-tested, audience-approved recipes for Donna’s Inside-Out Cake, Sam’s Larrupin BBQ Ribs, Phyl’s BBQ Rub, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Smoked Corn Pudding and Three Bean Salad after the Jump.
Arkansas and the American Dream
We’re all familiar with the American Dream — the idea that anyone in the United States can climb the economic ladder of opportunity — but is it still achievable? AETN continues to address poverty in the state with “A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas” and to survey the national landscape with “Dream On.” Learn more about these projects and a special night of programming after the jump.
Volunteers Like You
You can have fun, help others and support causes and organizations by sharing a bit of your spare time and volunteering! Learn how you (or your group) can help others — and yourself — by working with AETN Foundation.
Parents, PJs and Pies
Wear your PJs and join us for a fun-filled family event as we and our partners at Dropping Back in and Healthy Families of Faulkner and Conway Counties share education resources on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! “Parents, PJs and Pies” will feature a BBQ lunch, giveaways, fun activities and special “Llama Llama Red Pajama” gift bags.
“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
Coming to AETN on Thursday, Aug. 25, “Back Road Barns” travels through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of our culture. See a preview of what you have to look forward to by scrolling through viewer photo submissions for a special segment of the AETN original film.