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Summer Resources from PBS KIDS and MPB Education

As kids spend time outside the classroom this summer, MPB is releasing all-new content and resources to help keep them active and encourage exploration at home and outdoors with their favorite characters. As part of our annual summer learning initiative, we will air all-new specials and episodes and will offer digital resources below and at pbsparents.org/summer to make learning fun all summer long.

Featured Summer Learning Resources

Find the target age, curriculum, website, app, and games information for all your favorite PBS KIDS programs.

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Remember | POETRY READ ALONG with JOY HARJO! | PBS KIDS

Join United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo in a very special reading of one of her poems, "Remember" from her book, "How We Became Humans."

Watch and play more games at https://pbskids.org or download the *FREE* PBS KIDS Video and Games app at https://pbskids.org/apps/

No art supplies? No problem! Kids 4-7 can have an adventure using virtual paint, brush, crayon and pencil with this interactive experience on the PBS KIDS games app and at pbskids.org.

Use this Field Guide to Birds from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™ to identify and learn more about birds in your neighborhood. Then seek out additional information and create your own pages to add to Molly’s guide.

Use this recipe book based on the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™ to get cooking with family and friends! Try out some of Molly’s recipes and then write down your own recipes to add to her recipe book. Writing a recipe down is a great way to share your favorite foods with others, so they can make them, too!

6 PBS KIDS Apps for Summer Learning

With a huge supply of apps available to kids today, many parents might be wondering what the best apps are for their families. Here are some of our favorites from PBS KIDS.

Learning Activities and Printables

Avoid the "summer slide" and keep the spirit of curiosity alive with these informal, anytime learning resources. This collection of videos and activities encourages students in grades PreK-12 to spend the summer asking questions, spinning stories, and exploring all the ways that learning can be fun.

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For additional summer resources, check out the Great American Read collection for fun, summer reading materials, and find family adventures at Camp PBS LearningMedia.

Summer Activity Book

Encourage storytelling, creativity, exploration, and kindness with this summer activity booklet.

Reading Activities at Home

Children spend a lot of their time at home. You can support your child's learning while you do daily chores. You can invite your child to help you, or you can provide an activity for your child to do close to you. That way, you can talk and listen to your child while you work.

Summer Reading Chart

Track the books your kids read during the summer months.

PBS READ Bookmark

Hold the place of a good book with this colorful bookmark.

PBS KIDS Summer Bucket List

Make a list of all you want to do this summer and then check them off as you go.

Summer Programming

Enjoy PBS KIDS Family Night every Friday from 7 to 9 pm, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Elinor Wonders Why Mini-Marathon

"That is so interesting!" Elinor Wonders Why is a new series that aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers,

Celebrate Family Night With These Printables