Monthly Archives: August 2012

You and Your child can visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood… virtually of course!

Tiger_family_72_dpiChildren can visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood online at where they can play games and watch videos.

The site’s social-emotional themes give children the chance to learn about everyday experiences and feelings. They will role play with Daniel as he gets ready for bed, plays “doctor,” or washes, brushes and flushes in his bathroom! Kids will have creative fun and find ways to express their feelings with music and artwork.

And they’ll drive Trolley around the Neighborhood where they can pick up Daniel and his friends. While they’re having fun, they’ll be learning a little bit more about their place in the world.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will air on WFSU beginning September 3rd, 11:00 am ET Monday through Friday. 

American Graduate Classroom Resources

This new American Graduate website section highlights the best of public media’s interactive resources and educational projects for use with middle school and high school students, multimedia productions created by youth, and professional development videos for educators.

The 800+ resources featured here are designed to bring educational content to life in engaging and innovative ways, and include games, activities, quizzes, quests, and other interactive experiences. The materials span the curriculum, exploring the arts, careers, ESL, health & sports, language arts, math, media production, science & engineering, and social studies in ways that capture students’ interest and imagination.

We invite educators, students, and parents to use these resources in the classroom and beyond. Visit the resources by clicking here!

Do you know about Reading Rockets?

Reading Rockets brings the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. As their website states, “Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spead the word about reading instruction and to present “what works” in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.”

The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD); online services through the websites and; professional development opportunities; and a robust social community on Twitter and Facebook. The project is guided by an advisory panel made up of leading researchers and experts in the field of reading. Visit their website when you get a moment, and sign up for the e-news! It has great information for parents and teachers:

Teaching reading is a complicated task…so much so, that reading expert Louisa Moats titled her influential article about the skills and knowledge educators need to teach reading well “Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science.” That’s how Reading Rockets got its name!