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AETN offers new 'Wild Kratts' episodes as part of PBS KIDS Summer Safari

Posted 23 Jun 2015

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) offers children an opportunity to learn developmental skills this summer through episodes of 'Wild Kratts' airing each Wednesday beginning July 1 as part of the PBS KIDS Summer Safari.

The month kicks off with the popular film 'Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time' Wednesday, July 1, at 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. This program follows the Wild Kratts crew as they use the Time Trampoline to travel back in time and learn about extinct species of animals. From this episode, children learn about extinction, habitat loss and overhunting.

PBS KIDS launches new episodes of 'Wild Kratts' each Wednesday throughout July, after July 1. New 'Wild Kratts' programs premiering in July include:

The learning goals of 'Wild Kratts' are: to teach children science by building on their natural interest in animals; to promote observation skills that children will use throughout life; and to encourage investigation of science topics.

PBS KIDS is providing additional resources to help children learn while they are out of school. Activities for PBS KIDS' summer learning project 'What in the word?' are available for parents on pbskids.org/learn through Aug. 2. These activities help children learn skills in social studies, English, language arts and cognitive development.

PBS KIDS Summer Safari continues at pbskids.org/learn/summer. Resources include:

Free, educational resources to prevent summer learning loss are also available at aetn.org/kids. There, children will find informative games and projects based on some of their favorite PBS KIDS' programs. Parents can download an AETN Parent Resource Guide and materials such as reading charts for their children at aetn.org/parents.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the state of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).