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  • By: Monica Pangaio

  • WELCOME PARENTS!3-part workshop series designed to improve literacy skills of children 4-8Free materials and a chance to win prizesEligible for free membership to Telebears Cub ClubHands-on craftsExciting hands-on presentation from a local community partner

  • Workshop I ObjectivesTo learn techniques to use with your children to help improve their literacy skillsHow to implement the powerful resources available through PBSUnderstand and implement the PBS Learning Triangle at home

  • Ice Breaker Please share with us your name and something about you!

  • We are here toPUT READING FIRST!Why?Better readers in early grades = better learners throughout their schooling and beyond.If your child isBeginning to LEARN to readBeginning to readAlready ReadingHow can you help?

  • The Learning TriangleThe learning triangle can be done in any order.Children are exposed to a particular topic by seeing it, hearing it, and doing an activity. They are more likely to learn and remember.

  • Our AudienceApproximately 170,000 students, educators and parentsand growing by the minute!

  • Being knowledgeable about the media in order to be effective users.

  • How Typical Are You?In our home we have ______ TVs.In our home children watch TV for ______ hours each day.In our home, the TV is on/off while we eat.In our home, we do/do not have rules about TV.Our home has_____ TVs_____ Radios_____ Video Game Consoles_____ CD or Tape Players_____ VCR / DVD Players_____ Computers

  • What the Numbers sayYoung people are exposed to 8 1/2 hours of media content per day.Young people with Video game consoles and in TV oriented homes spend less time reading.Young people report reading less when:They have a TV in their roomThe household has the TV on all the time.Parent have no rules regarding TV watching.Heavy TV viewers spend about 19 minutes less per day engaged in homework than light TV watchers.

  • Problems With Passive TV WatchingUse it or lose itChildrens brains become deprived when not being stimulated through mental exercise. This can affect the rate and quality of brain growth.Reduces the amount of physical activity children engage in.Exposure to media violence has a negative influence.

  • Solutions for you, the parent:Get the most from your TV viewing:Balance viewing timeView activelyMake connections

  • Steps to selecting smart TV?Know what your kids are watching.PBS offers educational programs that areCommercial freeResearch provenAge appropriateNon-violent

  • Sesame StreetTarget Audience: preschoolEncourages children to:Appreciate human diversityTake steps toward reading, writing, math, and science.Feel good about themselves and what they accomplishRecognized and interpret sounds and sightsDevelop an attitude of cooperation

  • ArthurTarget Audience: 4-8Goals:Model positive social behavior through communication, empathy, responsibility, and respectMotivate reading and writingPromote critical thinking and everyday problem solving

  • Dragon TalesTarget Audience: 2-7Encourages children to:Pursue challenging experiences that support their growth and developmentApproach and learn from challenging experiencesTry even though they may not succeed fully

  • Clifford Target Audience: 3-7Encourages children to face social and emotional challenges like:SharingPlaying fairBeing truthfulBelieving in yourself

  • Between the LionsTarget Audience: 3-7Encourages children to:ReadSpellIdentify sight wordsIdentify new words and their meanings

  • Super Why!Target Audience: 3-6Designed to provide critical reading skills by:Creating life long readersTeaching strategies for using reading skillsProviding interactive practice.

  • Word WorldTeaches children reading skills such as:Print AwarenessPhonological sensitivity and letter knowledgeComprehensionSelf-awareness and socio-emotional skillsTarget Audience: preschool

  • Word GirlTarget Audience: 4-9Teaches reading skills such as:Vocabulary usageReading Comprehension

  • The social, emotional, and cognitive development that occurs at specific ages helps to determine if a program is age-appropriate for a child.

  • InfantsDevelop strong sensorimotor.Respond when their physical and emotional needs are met.Require nurturing.

  • ToddlersSymbolic thinking emerges.Pretending is possible.

  • 2 & 3-Year OldsProsocial behavior emergesEx. Helping, empathizing, comforting, gift giving.

  • 4 & 5-Year OldsPreoperational thought emerges.Ex. Understanding quantity, value, properties of numbers, the rhythm of language.

  • 6 to 11-Year OldsAbstract reasoning emergesEx. Cause and effect, logic, strategy.

  • Tonights 1st Learning TriangleTheme: Can you identify one?

  • Tonights 2nd Learning TriangleTheme: Dealing with negative feelings.

    ********************Keep in mind, what I am going to go over is a general reference guide. As parents, we all know children develop these skills at different rates and at different points. Each child is unique.********