posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Education specialists work to strengthen math and literacy skills of young Iowa children
Iowa Public Television’s (IPTV) commitment to early childhood education continues with the expansion of its Ready for School initiative. Educational specialists will work with educators, parents, care providers and community partners in 26 Iowa communities to implement literacy-based activities for children ages 2–8.
posted on September 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM
Math Adventures: A Math Engagement Program is based on the Iowa Core Standards for Kindergarten. The goal of the program is to help Kindergarteners improve their math skills. Studies have shown that early math skills are consistently associated with higher academic performance in later grades. To do this, participants will use content from PBS KIDS LAB, pbskids.org/lab and PBS Learning...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
You can turn anytime into learning time for a child, even those few minutes when you are on the go or waiting for an appointment. That’s the idea behind IPTV’s Ready for School Learning Centers, which are often located in the waiting area of a health facility. Learning Centers consist of a book cart or shelf of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. They can include a...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!IPTV and 37 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2014-2015 year. These library corners give children the opportunity to strengthen math and literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms. Building on their love of favorite characters...
posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Funding will extend services to more low-income communities, children, teachers and families
posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The 2nd United Way of Siouxland Active Kid’s Day was held at Cook Park in Sioux City on Friday, June 20, 2014. Almost 600 children from Kindergarten to grade 5 were present for the celebration. Participating summer programs included Stella Sanford CDC, Beyond the Bell’s Unity, Spalding Park and Liberty programs, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Mary J Treglia Community House, Girls, Inc. and Boys Club. IPTV made...
posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Televisions’ Ready for School Initiative will allow 300 childcare providers to take the PBS TeacherLine online Raising Readers course, Preparing Preschoolers for Success course for FREE within the 2014-2015 school year. IPTV is looking for care providers interested in this opportunity.
Participant selection criteria:1. childcare provider2. work with children ages 3-53. work in a formal or informal daycare setting (home or...
posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More! is a digital destination with interactive Sesame Street games, engaging videos, and fun, hands-on activities aimed to inspire young children ages 3 to 5 and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and skills into everyday moments. These multimedia experiences, featuring the loveable Sesame Street Muppets, encourage children to...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Virtual Pre-K is a hands-on learning resource developed for preschool teachers, parents and their children. Created by an award-winning team of Chicago Public School teachers, Virtual Pre-K demonstrates concepts and skills taught in a preschool classroom and offers ways for parents to extend them at home and out in the community.
The virtual in Virtual Pre-K signifies that, with the right support, learning for a young child can happen...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Iowa Public Television is launching a new Ready for School initiative with the goal of working with Iowa communities’ efforts to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. This work is focused on serving children from low-income families. Ready for School communities identified are: Belmond, Burlington, Chariton, Clinton, Columbus Community, Davenport, Denison, Des Moines (2), Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Hampton,...
posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM
The goal of Iowa Public Television's Ready for School initiative is to work with Iowa communities efforts to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. This work is focused on serving children from low-income families. IPTV provides access to high-quality educational media resources to families, care providers and educators as well as training to support the effective use of those resources.
This initiative uses a...
posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Numbers and Counting Numbers are everywhere you look. Point out numbers you see in signs, on buses and trains and in stores. Have your child count cars, people or items on your grocery list. Compare groups of things that you see. "Are there more babies or grownups waiting for the bus?" "Are there more apples or bananas in the fruit stand?"
Shapes Look for shapes when you're out and about. Make it a game! Play "I Spy" with shapes you spot...
posted on July 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
What do you get when you mix kids, books, literacy activities and PBS characters together?
Family reading fun at the library!
IPTV and 47 libraries across Iowa have partnered together to host PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corners. These library corners give children and parents the opportunity to strengthen literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms.
Fun-filled activities from PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs...
posted on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers are located in the waiting area of a health facility. They consist of a cart of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. Sometimes they can include a television and DVD player which allows children and parents the opportunity to experience high quality children's programming aired by Iowa Public Television. IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers provide...