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” - 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.
“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.
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.
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!
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!