WXXI Kids 2016 Summer Learning

WXXI Kids 2016 Summer Learning

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 6:00am - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:30pm

WXXI Kids offers FREE, fun and educational content, tools and events for families this summer!

Multiplatform content and activities in the community to help kids and parents learn and explore together and prevent learning loss all summer

When School's Out The Learning Doesn't Stop!

During the summer keeping kids learning and exploring helps prevent learning loss known as the “summer slide”. WXXI Kids & PBS KIDS are here to help families by focusing on literacy and learning over the summer with themed programming, online resources, video clips, episodes, apps, online games, activities and live events.

Avoid the Summer Slide

Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. PBS KIDS and WXXI Kids along with other  stations across the country are working with partners to help parents find free resources and activities to combat the summer slump. Using on-air programs, digital resources, the NYS summer reading program and community activities. WXXI Kids and Monroe County Library System keep families learning and exploring all summer long.

WXXI Kids Summer Learning Events at Central Library

Check out the Exploration Station Events made possible by a collaboration of WXXI Kids, Central Library and Monroe County Library Systems. (July 14th -August 18, 2016)

Explore fairytales with a problem solving twist!

See event dates and details.






Take the Nature Tracker 10 Week Challenge with Dinosaur Train!

Nature Trackers Challenge

Take the Challenge: WATCH - PLAY - DO - EXPLORE!


On-air Programming

Each  week, WXXI PBS KIDS will feature learning & reading-related episodes  from favorite PBS KIDS series on WXXI-TV (21.1/Cable 11/1221) and WXXI-CREATE (21.3/Cable 1276). Follow WXXI Kids on Facebook & @edoutreach21 on Twitter for regular updates. Check out WXXI's American Graduate site at http://wxxi.org/grad for additional learning resources.

Digital Resources

WXXI Kids Facebook Daily Learning Updates: WXXI Kids provides regular updates on programming, digital resources, parenting, and education. WXXI Kids offer children, families, caregivers and teachers the opportunity to explore the world through quality television programming, exciting online games and valuable educational resources. http://facebook.com/WXXIKids

Start with A Book: To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond. (From Reading Rockets) http://www.startwithabook.org

PBSKIDS.org/learn: PBS KIDS provides parents with daily learning tips, extended learning ideas and recommended games and activities now through the end of August  at pbskids.org/learn

PBS Parents Summer Learning Resources: Parents can also be inspired to make this a summer full of learning and fun. Every week, parent bloggers will provide educational activities, crafts, experiments and other resources for parents to explore with their children at http://www.pbs.org/parents/summer/

PBS KIDS Apps: PBS KIDS offers a variety of free and low-cost apps for parents and kids to support summer learning, including the new PBS KIDS Super Vision App, PBS KIDS Video Player and PBS Parents Play and Learn. Information about the apps is available at pbskids.org/apps.

PBS Labs: Ready To Learn Activities, Games, Apps & Research: Parents and caregivers will find free, downloadable activity guides and printables and much more. http://pbskids.org/lab

PBS LearningMedia NY: 100,000 high quality public media video clips, games and interactives on topics across the curriculum. PreK-12 & Adult Education and Career Ready topics. http://bit.ly/WXXIPBSLearningMediaNY

Community Events:

Find Your Local Library by County:

Many local libraries are offering great summer learning events and performances! Don't miss out

Monroe County Library Systems NYS Summer Reading 2016 Program Check out Monroe County Library System's Summer Reading Event Programs.