Tuesday, October 7, 2014
- Live raptor demonstration by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island!
- Special Halloween craft provided by Wood Items and More!
- Halloween treats courtesy of Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Music, dancing!
- Trick or Treating!
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Monday, October 6, 2014
- DOWNLOAD the free app from the App Store
- RATE IT on the App Store
- WRITE A REVIEW why you and your kids love it
- SHARE IT with people you know
The easiest way to share is by clicking on the "share button" in the top right of the app screen indicated by the green circle below:
About the Space Racers! app:
A twist on the traditional flying game, kids can tag-team between four characters--Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, and Starling—as they soar through space, and around Stardust Bay, collecting stars and avoiding obstacles...just don't run out of fuel!
Learning values include overcoming challenges, as children need to consider variables such as the effects of wind on speed and magnets on metal objects.
As they move through game rounds, children will experiment and make choices based on knowledge gained in previous levels.
The game is designed to create perseverance, mastery, and curiosity for preschoolers, as they learn and succeed through exploration. Here's what you'll find on the app:
- 32 rounds of game play
- 8 engaging worlds to explore
- 4 characters who tag-team throughout the course!
- Surprise “power-ups”
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It's back to school time and Protect My Public Media is celebrating public media's contributions to lifelong learning with a photo contest.
You don't need to be in school to participate. You just need to have learned something from your local public media station. Maybe you learned your ABCs and 123s on Rhode Island PBS's trusted and effective children’s programming. Possibly you learned how to cook from public media’s hallmark cooking programs. Perhaps you learned about current events happening in your local community or around the globe on public television. We want to know what public media has taught you in your life.
Here’s how you can take part:
1. Download and print the postcard below. To download, right-click the postcard, and then select save as. Save the image, and then print it.
2. With a marker, fill in the blank: Public Media Teaches Me_________. Tell us what you've learned from public media.
3. Take a picture of yourself with the postcard.
4. Then, click here. Upload your new picture and fill out the required fields. Be sure to state what public media has taught you and why it's important.
You can also share your photos on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #PubMediaSmarts.
Protect My Public Media will pick the most creative entries to feature on their blog, Facebook and Twitter on Friday, September 19, 2014. So, you have until Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. to tell us what you've learned from public media. We hope you'll join us in honoring the work by public television to make us smarter, and teach us and our children new skills every day.
Posted by Ms. Lucie at 4:12 PM