Friday, April 24, 2015

Cha-Ching! Financial Literacy for Children on Rhode Island PBS

Cha-Ching! Financial Literacy for Children

Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present this series of short videos that teach money concepts so children understand them. Cha-Ching is a financial literacy program that provides a platform for 7 to 12 years old children to learn (with the help of their parents) the knowledge, tools and practice they need to make informed financial decisions to reach their own personal goals and dreams. 

Cha-Ching! Financial Literacy for Children
Cha-Ching! Financial Literacy for Children

The project - begun in Asia - was produced in response to key findings from a major research initiative, which shows that only 13% of parents believe their children possess money management skills - though almost all parents (96%) think it is important to learn them.

Based on comprehensive teachings from children’s education expert, Dr. Alice Wilder, the story lines have been written around the four key and comprehensive concepts of money: Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. 

Children mostly only see the spend side of money, but children also need to understand that Earn, Save, Spend, Donate is a cycle of money, and choices that have to be made every day, throughout life.

Cha Ching: Case Study - Updated
Cha Ching: Case Study - Updated

View the video above for more information about how the entire project was developed (or visit this link). 

Cha-Ching! on Rhode Island PBS is sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance. Videos air between shows during our children's schedule.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Author Kate DiCamillo is in Studio on May 8

UPDATE: See the full program here

Teachers, librarians, and children's book enthusiasts are invited to be part of the live studio audience for the taping of Inside the Author's Studio, a new Rhode Island PBS production featuring stories of local talent.

In this first episode, Rhode Island PBS host and producer Margie O'Brien Reed will interview Newbery Medal winner, Kate DiCamillo, the 2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. DiCamillo is the author of Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection.

Friday, May 8th at 7 p.m.
Rhode Island PBS Studios
50 Park Lane, Providence, RI

Light refreshments will be served. $10 includes a copy of the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Flora and Ulysses. Inside the Author's Studio with Kate DiCamillo is underwritten by a grant from TD Charitable Foundation to the RI Center for the Book at RI Council for the Humanities in support of Kids Reading Across Rhode Island.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets for this special event.

CLICK HERE to see a fun video featuring dozens of Rhode Islanders encouraging you to "Check It Out" (set to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"). Yes, that's Rhode Island PBS President David Piccerelli at 1:36!

Here's more information about Kate and her book chosen as the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection, from our friends at KidoInfo.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Dinosaur Train's Buddy at Corner Bakery Cafe

If your child is a fan of Dinosaur Train, come on out to see BUDDY at the Corner Bakery Cafe in Garden City Center in Cranston!

The Rhode Island PBS Kids Club, in partnership with Corner Bakery Cafe, invite you to a morning Meet and Greet on Monday, April 20, 8 - 11 a.m. Bring your camera to take a picture of your child and Buddy, and stop by the Rhode Island PBS Kids Club table to say hello and get a sticker!

Space is limited and reservations are required for this family-friendly event.

Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Calendar

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