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Summer Routines and Celebrations!

With summer break quickly approaching, it’s time to make some changes to how we spend our days, weather they are spent finding shapes in the clouds or busy at camp or with friends at the local pool. Establishing routines for the summer can help children transition to a new schedule and make them feel more comfortable and confident!
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FOR KIDS: SUMMER ROUTINES

When changing to the summer schedule, it is important to develop different routines. Consistent routines provide comfort and security to young children’s lives. Following a schedule can help make children feel safe and often leads to better behavior and cooperation. Try creating a calendar or make a weekly planner to assist your children in adjusting to the summer schedule!


FOR PARENTS: FATHER's DAY AND JUNETEENTH

On July 19th, we celebrate two important holidays, Father’s Day and Juneteenth.

On Father’s Day, we honor fatherhood of all kinds, parental bonds, and the influence of the Dads in our lives. Remember to celebrate fatherhood genuinely. It’s an opportunity to talk about the kinds of roles that both parents play to support their families. Don’t forget to make a father’s day card for a special dad you know!

Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of the last group of enslaved people in the United States. It was announced to the people in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation!

Today, Juneteenth is an historical remembrance, and a celebration of freedom, kindness, and love. Try these five ways to celebrate Juneteenth with your family or read a book about Juneteenth to learn more about the history of the holiday.


FOR EDUCATORS: THE SCIENCE OF SUMMER

Before break begins, try out a new science lesson! PBS Learning Media’s Science of Summer offers science activities and videos for students of all ages to explore the season.

Continue the learning all summer long by sharing these Summer Learning resources for students in grades 6-12 and these Summer Fun activities for elementary students.

Looking to prevent the “summer slide”? This video and resource collection offer tips and handouts for teachers and families to encourage literacy and math skills during the break.


DANIEL VISITS A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD: ONE-HOUR PREMIERE DATE: JUNE 20

Daniel Tiger takes his first train ride to visit his new friend Juan Carlos in another neighborhood! When his journey does not go as planned, Daniel learns that no matter what he does or where he goes, being together with friends and family is what matters most. Check our TV Schedule for broadcast times.