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Learn all summer long with AETN and PBS KIDS!

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School may be out for summer, but learning never ends! We’re here to help bridge the summer learning gap with free AETN and PBS KIDS resources - on air and online. On top of our new summer daytime kids’ schedule that kicked off on June 2, we’re getting ready to share all sorts of fun digital and community resources available.


Get started preventing summer learning loss by checking out the AETN KIDS and Parents pages. On top of our parents' blog updates with the latest PBS offerings, we have a great range of activities and downloadable materials.


To get started, be sure to check out the AETN Parent Resource Guide, which tells you all about the many different AETN and PBS materials available online, on air and near you.


Hitting the road this summer? Or just need a great learning activity to keep everyone occupied? Check out our “Fun on the Run Activity Book” and “Really, Really Fun Pages.” From mazes and coloring to word searches and problem solving activities, these books feature your kids’ favorite PBS KIDS characters and keep brains busy!


You can also make library trips even more fun with this free, downloadable AETN KIDS reading chart - it also is a great way to keep track of books kids loved to revisit later!


And, of course, don’t forget to sign up for the AETN KIDS Club. Each month we send out a newsletter jam-packed with book suggestions, activities, games, family-friendly recipes and news about new PBS KIDS episodes and events.


Last, but not least, keep checking in with us on the AETN Engage and Parents blogs. We’ll have updates the entire summer about additional resources, fun games and activities, upcoming Arkansas events, and free apps, episodes and e-books.


LEARN MORE:


www.aetn.org/kids

AETN ENGAGE BLOG

“Agri Arkansas” - June 2016
This month, join us to take a look at the Natural State’s global reach. What are the products that Arkansas farmers sell around the world, and how are we expected to fare in a declining export market? We’ll also have an update on a farm-to-fuel initiative in DeWitt and make a visit to the Olde Crow General Store at the junction of Highways 9 and 5 in the latest “Agri Arkansas” on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.

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“A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas” airs June 27
Arkansas is currently ranked fourth in the nation with most people in poverty: one of every five people lives below the poverty line. How does this affect our state and what resources are available to help anyone who is struggling? Find out as we further the conversation about poverty and opportunity in “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas” Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m.

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Turn Up the Heat With Sunday Night Drama
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this summer! From “Vicious” and “Endeavour” to “Dancing on the Edge” and “The Tunnel,” get ready for new seasons, new series, a special series finale and more! Masterpiece PBS is ready for summer — with plenty of romance, mystery and even murder — and June is just the beginning.

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Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - Facebook Contest
Travel to new places, different times and even new worlds this summer by reading together! You can help the kids in your life fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest June 13-30. Learn how you can enter and host a summer reading party for 20!

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PBS KIDS ScratchJr Pine Bluff - Coding for Tomorrow
Through a grant from PBS and the Verizon Foundation, AETN Early Childhood Education has been proud to partner with Pine Bluff School District elementary schools to hold the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp. This camp, which directly addresses the Arkansas Department of Education’s goals to integrate computing concepts into the classroom, is revolutionary because it supports critical thought processing with computational thinking and problem solving. Learn five ways that Pine Bluff is laying the groundwork for students to achieve basic computer coding after the jump!

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