Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Public Media Teaches Me..." [selfie time!]

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.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Cookie Monster's Challenge App

Help kids practice self-control, focus, memory and more with the new Cookie Monster’s Challenge App from PBS KIDS and Sesame Street: http://to.pbs.org/cookie_appstore


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PBS KIDS and Sesame Workshop today announced the launch of Cookie Monster’s Challenge for iPad, a new SESAME STREET app and the first app that the two children’s media organizations have created together. Designed for children ages 3-5, the app builds on SESAME STREET’s 45th anniversary season’s curricular focus: self-regulation and executive function skills that teachers identify as critical for school readiness. Cookie Monster’s Challenge offers a series of games designed to engage children and challenge them to practice self-control, focus, memory, following directions and problem-solving. The app launches just in time for the debut of SESAME STREET’s 45th season, which premieres September 15 at 7 a.m. on Rhode Island PBS.


Features of the Cookie Monster’s Challenge App include:

  • Ten Mini-games – Games present exciting challenges designed to give children the opportunity to practice self-control, focus and memory.
  • Nine Levels – With each level, the mini games become more challenging, keeping children engaged and motivated.
  • One Crazy Cookie Making Contraption – As children complete levels, they earn pieces of a giant and hilarious cookie-making machine that they can use to decorate the cookies they've earned and deliver them to their hungry friend, Cookie Monster.
  • Profiles – Children and parents can create up to three separate profiles so that everyone in the family can progress through the game at their own pace.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Autumn Shuffle: September Schedule Changes


Back-to-school usually means a shift in the whole family from your summer saunter to your autumn shuffle. At Rhode Island PBS, we're doing a little autumn shuffle, too. Starting Monday, September 1, this is the morning and afternoon schedule, with moves in blue:

5:30 a.m.   Thomas and Friends
6:00 a.m.   Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
6:30 a.m.   Super Why!
7:00 a.m.   Sesame Street
8:00 a.m.   Sid the Science Kid
8:30 a.m.   Curious George
9:00 a.m.   Peg + Cat
9:30 a.m.   Dinosaur Train
10:00 a.m.  Martha Speaks
10:30 a.m.  Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That

4:00 p.m.   Arthur
4:30 p.m.   Arthur
5:00 p.m.   Word Girl
5:30 p.m.   Wild Kratts

Thursday, June 12, 2014

High Cuteness Alert: Interviews with Writers Contest Winners

High Cuteness Alert!! (Don't say you weren't warned.)

The four winners of the 2014 Rhode Island PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest (one each from Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades) were recently invited back to the Rhode Island PBS studios to read their stories and chat a bit about themselves.

Here are the short versions of the profiles for each child. These profiles will air on Rhode Island PBS (36.1) and Learn (36.2) at various times during the day and evening between programs. Air dates and times for the first week are listed for your convenience. The longer profiles (a minute or so in length) will be posted online when editing is complete.

Enjoy these charming young authors!


Farmer Jack by Oliver S., Kindergarten



















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS   5:28 pm
Learn  6:29 am; 2:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS  8:58 am
Learn  6:26 am, 12:28 pm, 8:56 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS   9:28 am
Learn   7:28 am, 12:27 pm, 12:59 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn    6:58 am, 2:58 pm, 4:57 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS    6:58 am
Learn    10:58 am; 6:57 pm

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS    6:58 am
Learn   11:28 am; 4:58 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS  5:28 am; 5:28 pm
Learn   9:28 am


Be Healthy by Iris B. L., First Grade



















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)   4:58 pm,  6:59 pm
Learn (36.2)   7:58 am , 4:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  9:58 am
Learn (36.2)  7:58 am, 2:21 pm and 9:28 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  8:28 am
Learn (36.2)  8:29 am,  1:26 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn (32.2)  10:28 am,  3:28 pm, 5:29 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  8:28 am
Learn (36.2)  1:58 am, 6:29 am

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  9:28 am, 4:58 pm , 5:58 pm 
Learn (36.2)  6:58 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  6:58 am
Learn (36.2)  10:59 am



Healthy Power by Asher P., Second Grade


















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS 8:58 am
Learn   11:28 am,  4:58 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS    10:58 am
Learn  9:28 am, 4:28 pm, 6:56 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS   6:28 am
Learn  10:58 am , 5:57 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn  5:59 am, 12:28 pm , 4:29 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS  4:58 pm
Learn 12:28 pm

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS  7:58 am
Learn 9:29 am, 5:28 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS   8:28 am
Learn 3:58 pm


Healthy Living by Raye O.S., Third Grade


















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS    7:58 am
Learn   12:28 pm, 5:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS  4:28 pm
Learn  5:59 am, 1:58 pm, 8:29 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Learn    9:57 am, 7:28 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn   7:58 am, 1:58 pm, 6:26 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS   9:58 am
Learn   9:28 am

Tuesday, 6/17
Learn   7:29 am ,  7:57 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS   9:58 am
Learn  1:58 pm


The 2014 Rhode Island PBS Kids Writers Contest was made possible by support from    

Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Calendar

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