Early Education .
Sure to spark a current of learning, THE ELECTRIC COMPANY is a multi-media literacy campaign charged with reducing the literacy gap between low and middle income families and advancing the idea that ‘reading is cool.’
Watch THE ELECTRIC COMPANY weekdays at 4:30pm.
In celebration of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas special, come meet The Cat, make holiday crafts and explore the science of winter weather.
The fun begins with a pancake breakfast at 8:30am. Tickets for the breakfast are available on Union Station’s website.
Day Out with Cat in the Hat!
8:30am – 12:30pm – Pancake Breakfast| Tickets required
10am-2pm – Get your picture with Cat in the Hat, make a holiday craft, explore winter science | Free and open to the public
KCPT Family Members are invited to join us for a special, early meet and greet with The Cat in the Hat. Not a KCPT Family Member? Join our neighborhood.
This summer, PBS KIDS will focus on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming. SUPER WHY! “Royal Reading Week” will kick off on July 2 and feature the following episodes:
“King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti” – July 2
“Princess Gwennie Saves the Day” – July 3
“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” – July 4
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – July 5
“Cinderella: The Prince’s Side of the Story” – July 6
Watch weekdays at 8am.
What is the fastest growing segment of American education?
You will probably be surprised to hear that it is homeschooling, which is growing by some estimates at seven percent a year. While religion is still the biggest factor in why parents home educate, there are many other reasons including anything from a focus on science to just spending more time together as a family.
KCPT’s special correspondent Sam Zeff has been looking into this education expansion in our region.
Kids of all ages enjoyed getting up close and personal at the 3rd Annual Touch-A-Truck at the Overland Park Convention Center on Sunday, June 24. 2012.
Jeremy and Carrie travel the globe with their two sons, Nathan and Seamus. With the world as their classroom, the boys have a front row seat to different cultures, amazing sites and adventures that they will never forget. See what to do with your kids in Peru, New York, Paris, Costa Rica and beyond. You’ll have the best time with this intrepid foursome!
Watch KCPT Create all day Saturday, June 23, 2012.
KCPT’s canine friends visited Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Friends and fans posed for pictures, shared hugs and even gave some belly rubs to the three pups.
Cooking a dish or even a whole meal from scratch with grandkids offers benefits beyond just the tasty results. It imparts all sorts of important knowledge (about math, science and basic cooking techniques); it teaches them about good food; it’s a great way to bond; it fuels creativity and builds their confidence in and out of the kitchen; and it gives them lifetime values.
You don’t have to be an expert cook to share these lessons. You just need enthusiasm and encouragement — and maybe a few aprons.
From nextavenue.com 5 important lessons you can teach them about food — and life.