KLRN strives to provide valuable educational content to every family in our viewing area, from great drama, world-class music, in-depth news, fascinating "how-to" programs and, best of all — non-violent educational programs for your children.
During these times of uncertainty KLRN is adapting and creating new educational resources in a format that works best for the community we serve. We aim to provide the educational content and resources that support every family in our community.
During these daily blog posts you will find accompanying educational information for two PBS Kids programs that will help extend the learning into your home. In addition to that we have added a new 4 PM time slot that aims at providing some content for older school age students. These programs will also be featured in these daily blog posts and will include accompanying lessons.
We hope that this will provide your family a way to enjoy the PBS shows you love and extend the learning into your home.
All the best,
KLRN’s Education Team
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Be a Vegetable Taster!
Monday at 9:30 AM
After viewing the PBS program, Look for books in your at home library that are about vegetables and plants.
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Life Cycle of an Apple Tree by Linda Gagliaferro
- 0 -3 months Rhyming Time - Recite one of your favorite rhymes as you change the babies diaper, while feeding or anytime throughout the day.
- 3 - 6 months Where Are My Feet - Place some colorful socks on your baby and talk to her about her feet. (i.e. You are wearing bright yellow socks?The socks are soft and they keep your feet warm) Babies need to see the movement of your mouth and tongue in order to learn to speak.
- 6 - 12 months Peek A Boo - Draw eyes and a smile on a paper plate. Hold the plate in front of your face as you play peek a boo. You can ask the baby to point to the eyes, nose, mouth.
- 12 - 18 months Coloring - Give the child chunky crayons and some paper. Encourage them to write on the paper to create lines and circles. These are the starting movements for children to learn to write.
Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then try this movement activity:
- Egg- Have children hold their ankles, bend down, and round their body like the shape of an egg.
- Caterpillar- Squirm like a worm on the floor.
- Cocoon: crawl into a sleeping bag (large pillowcases).
- Butterfly: Children pop out of the bag swaying their arms as though they are flying.
Try these fun activities:
- Make Healthy Snacks as a family. Make eating well part of your family fun with this activity!
- Healthy Snack Maze, Help Grorge find his way to a healthy snack.
If I Could Be a Healthy Food:
Materials: white paper, pencils, crayons, markers, masking tape 1. Ask the children to draw a picture following the prompt: “If I could be a healthy food, I would be…” 2. Encourage the children to dictate text that you can write for them. 3. On a wall space, post their project for the family to see. Ask your child to help sort and categorize the foods that they drew. Ways to categorize them could include sorting them by: color, food group, seedless, foods that they like to eat when they are raw and foods that they like to eat only if they are prepared.
Family Assignment: Whole Foods versus Processed Foods:
This family activity will allow your child to explore the differences between whole foods and processed foods. Talk to your child about the meaning of “whole food” and “processed food.” Whole foods are foods that have nothing taken away or added to them: apples, carrots, pears, tomatoes, etc. Whole foods tend to be healthier for our bodies. They are usually eaten the way they come to us from the earth. A fresh apple is a whole food. Processed foods are foods that have been changed in some way: cereal, ice cream, veggie dip, bread, etc. They usually come to us from a factory, bakery, etc. An apple pie is a processed food.
For this activity, you will need the following materials: grocery ads, scissors, construction paper, and glue:
- Look over the grocery store advertisement with your child.
- Cut out at least 10 whole foods and then cut out 10 processed foods.
- On a piece of construction paper, make a “T chart.” One column should be labeled “Unprocessed Food” and the other should be “Processed Food.”
- Work with your child to sort the food as a Whole Food or as a Processed Food. Talk about how you came to the conclusion. Next, paste the pictures in the correct column.
- Share your poster on KLRN’s facebook page!!
Monday at 3:30 PM
After viewing the PBS Program: Cyberchase: Plantasaurus Look for books in your at home library that are about plants.
- The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
- Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
- Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
This Cyberchase at-home activity, available in both English and Spanish, allows students to explore animal habitats and how human-made construction can separate animals from the things they need. See what happens when human impact divides animal habitats by playing the Habitat Mapping Game with a partner.
In this Cyberchase video segment, Jaden works in the community garden with his cousin Kimmie and teaches her about plants and the things they need to grow. Support materials include discussion questions, a “What Plants Need to Grow” activity, tips for planting seeds in your classroom, and a journal handout for students to record their observations.
NOVA, The Planets: Inner Worlds
Monday at 4 PM
The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?
For Grades 1-6
In this lesson, students will identify the planets in the solar system, observe and describe their characteristics and features, and build a scale model out of everyday materials.
For Grades 6-12
Students investigate the origin of the elements, the process of planet formation, the evolution of life on Earth, and the conditions necessary for life as we know it.
We hope you enjoyed some of these activities. If you follow KLRN on your facebook account please be sure to share your activities and use the #KLRNeducates and #KLRNLearnatHome tags.
Tune in tomorrow for more learning fun with your favorite PBS Kids programs.