Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Earth Day at the Audubon with Cyberchase and Rhode Island PBS Kids!

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Join us Friday, April 22, 2016, for the Earth Day Extravaganza at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Rt 114) Bristol, RI from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Come visit us at the Rhode Island PBS Kids Club table! We’ll have CYBERCHASE tote bags, coloring pages, and earth science activity sheets for children. Rhode Island PBS Kids Club members,wear your member medallion for a special treat!

Audubon’s Earth Day Extravaganza lets you explore the seashore with nets and buckets, make a natural craft, try your hand at an outdoor scavenger hunt on the wildlife refuge, and explore nature’s artifacts at the biofacts table. Activities are free with admission.

For information about Audubon’s programs all week long during April vacation,visit asri.org
Cyberchase Kids Logo.pngAnd watch Cyberchase weekdays at 9 a.m. onWSBE Learn digital 36.2 | Cox 808 | Verizon 478 | Full Channel 89

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wild Kratts introduces Baby Buddies app

PBS KIDS has announced the launch of the all-new WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies App, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed kids series, now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. In WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies, kids join Kratt brothers Chris and Martin on a creature-sitting adventure in the African Savannah, as they help care for baby animals. Intended for children ages 3-8, the app gives kids the opportunity to learn about animal care and science.

In addition to feeding, washing, protecting and playing with the baby animals, the WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies app allows children to discover something new and exciting every time they play. The animals include a baby elephant, cheetah, zebra, aardvark, and crocodile.

WILD KRATTS airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS. In each episode, creature adventurers Chris and Martin Kratt take children and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and Emmy-winning Zoboomafoo, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats, showcasing key science concepts along the way. The series is a co-production of The Kratt Brothers Company and Emmy-winning 9 Story Entertainment.

The WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies App is now available for $1.99 from the App Store, Amazon and Google Play.


'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!' on Stage at The Vets


The legacy of the beloved Mister Rogers lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing weekdays at 6 a.m. on Rhode Island PBS and at noon on Learn

Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! 

This live theatrical production is filled with singing, dancing, laughter and "grr-ific" surprises and will warm the hearts of multiple generations. 

Rhode Island PBS is excited to offer VIP tickets to see Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium for two shows on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets include a special meet and greet and photo opportunity. 

The Rhode Island PBS Kids Club will be at the 2 p.m. show, so stop by and see us in the lobby! Parents, if your little ones are members of the Rhode Island PBS Kids Club, have them wear their medals to the show, and they will receive a special treat when they come visit our table! 

If you'd like to sign up your child(ren) for a Rhode Island PBS Kids Club membership, please click here. Please note that tickets are limited and will sell out fast, so get yours today! Please call 401-222-3636 x209 or visit www.vmari.com for more information.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Winter Writing Wonderland Fun (PBS Parents)


From PBS Parents:
The winter solstice is right around the corner, marking both the shortest day of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere and the official beginning of winter. But with 70 degree temperatures here in Baltimore, it’s more popsicle eating weather than snowman making weather.
Which is why I’m seriously digging this wintry Adventure in Learning that gets kids writing in the “snow” regardless of the temperature outside.

Multi-Sensory Learning

This Montessori activity is rooted in the theory of multi-sensory learning. The general idea behind multi-sensory learning is that we make the strongest connections when we engage more than one of our senses while processing information and archiving it in our memory. In this activity, kids engage both their sense of touch (dragging their fingers through the salt) and sight (revealing color) to practice writing their letters.

What You’ll Need

  • Salt
  • A baking or pie pan with deep sides
  • Construction paper

Let It Snow!

Line a baking or pie pan with a sheet of construction paper.
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Fill the container with a thin layer of salt. Make sure it’s enough to cover the paper.
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Have your child practice writing letters in the salt. As they drag their fingers through the salt, they’ll reveal a letter.
Note: It’s best to have visual references nearby for emerging writers (eg., letters written on squares of paper or letter-shaped puzzle pieces). It’s easier for kids to write from a model than recall what letters look like from memory. Plus, it turns this into a more independent activity.

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Give the pan a little shake or a light brush and kids have a blank slate to write again. Double the fun by adding small figures, arctic animals, or trees to create a truly wintry scene.
Enjoy the snow!
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