PBS Targets Literacy for Summer Learning Programming

PBS KIDS will help bridge the summer learning gap with a new on-air special, along with other content to air on KUED, online, and on mobile devices.

PBS KIDS premieres the SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure, featuring two new episodes of SUPER WHY! on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. and again at noon on KUED. This new special is the cornerstone of PBS KIDS' summer learning initiative, an effort to help kids continue building key literacy skills throughout summer vacation.

PBS KIDS will focus on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming. Each week will feature reading-related episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. Select episodes and clips also will be featured on PBSKIDS.org/video and on the free PBS KIDS Video App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Games and activities will be available for kids at PBSKIDS.org/read and for parents at PBSPARENTS.org/read. Starting June 4, free episode downloads, video playlists, and other downloadable content also will be available on iTunes.

Summer Learning Theme Weeks – Starting June 4

Each of the 10 weeks of themed programming will feature reading-related episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. These are listed below.

  • WILD KRATTS, “Zach Attack Week” – Starting June 4 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • WORDGIRL, “Tobey’s Robot Summer” – Starting June 11 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • ARTHUR, “Baby Kate Adventure Week” – Starting June 18
  • CURIOUS GEORGE, “Monkey Business Week” – Starting June 25 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • SUPER WHY!, “Royal Reading Week” – Starting July 2
  • THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, “Prankster Planet” – Starting July 9
  • DINOSAUR TRAIN, “Gone Fishing Week” – Starting July 16
  • MARTHA SPEAKS, “Dog Daze Week” – Starting July 23 *Includes one NEW episode*
  • THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, “Creepy Crawley Week” – Starting July 30
  • SID THE SCIENCE KID, “Get Up and Move Week” – Starting August 6

Please check your local listings for exact times and dates.

Photo Credit: PBS.COM


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