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 an easy to follow format. We aim to provide the educational content and resources that support every family in our community.
During these daily blog posts, you will find that we will feature two PBS Kids programs and provide accompanying educational activities 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. You will find resources tied to each of these programs aired daily with lessons from our PBS LearningMedia site.
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
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
Wednesday at 10:30 AM
After viewing the PBS program, try these fun activities.
Self Regulation for Young Children
This is a great resource for using music to help children. Self Regulation allows kids to manage their emotions, behavior and body movement when they're faced with a situation that's tough to handle. Here are some great activities to try with children of all ages taken from a PBS article 7 Music Games for Practicing Self Regulation.
Turn on a slow song and rock your child’s favorite baby or stuffed animal to sleep. Try walking quietly or tiptoeing around the room while rocking so as not to wake the baby. Extend this game to your own children. Together, pretend to be asleep when music plays. “Wake up” and act out different animals when the music stops. Turn on the music and pretend to sleep once again.
Dance and move to your favorite music
Dancing gives children an opportunity to practice self-control and helps them gain awareness of their own bodies and others’. Dance quickly to fast songs, slowly to slow songs and then try doing the opposite. Try playing “freeze dance”, to music like Daniel Tiger to practice self-control.
Encouragement Jar Activity
Daily encouragements help kids learn to support themselves when the going gets tough, as well as start the day off right! Your child can pull a card from their jar every morning or whenever she needs a boost. Check out this fun PBS Kids activity idea to do with your children.
Try these fun PBS Kids games and activities
- Use PBS resources to help engage your child in activities that help foster strong social emotional skills with your favorite PBS characters.
- PBS kids games are also a great way to continue to learn about emotions and self-awareness in a fun and engaging way. Check out these PBS Kids games.
Let’s Go Luna Lost and Found / Time of Goodbye
Wednesday at 1:30 PM
After viewing the PBS Program Let’s Go Luna, look for books or magazines around your home that have pictures of places to visit.
How to Help your Child Discover the World
In this PBS article author Homa Tavangar shares some great information. “We live in an amazing world.The lessons for building global awareness that can be instilled from the youngest ages offer a priceless investment for a better future for all children — starting now, starting at home.”
Let’s Go Luna Coloring Sheet
Fabuloso’s Fantastic Flight
In this PBS Kids Game kids can fly a hot air balloon all over the world with Señor Fabuloso, collecting tickets to see the circus and unlocking new balloon designs.
To Catch a Comet
Wednesday at 4 PM
On November 11, billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander will do what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun at 67, 000 km/hr. If successful, it could help peer into our past and unlock secrets of our origins.
For Grades 1-6
In this lesson, students make impact craters to gain insight into how comets and asteroids deliver water and chemicals to the Earth and other places in the solar system.
For Grades 6-8
Compare planets, dwarf planets, and a comet, with this chart adapted from NASA data. The chart displays basic data for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Ceres, Pluto, Eris, and Comet Halley. The featured information includes the object’s average distance from the Sun, perihelion, aphelion, mean equatorial radius, mass, rotation period, orbital period, axial tilt, minimum and maximum surface temperature, atmosphere, and number of known moons.
For Grades 5-12
Why Do We Have Seasons
Explore what causes seasons on Earth in this interactive adapted from NASA materials that features four cities at different latitudes. Use this resource to view how Earth’s axial tilt causes seasons from different perspectives and to develop and use models of sunlight received at Earth’s surface.
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.
Keep an eye out for upcoming events on KLRN’s event page such as:
- How to Use Learning Media at Home for Teachers & Parents
- Healthy Kids Activity Ideas to Incorporate at Home
- NEW Play & Learn at Home Virtual Group funded by United Way of San Antonio
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