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table items for super-sleuth activity

Thanksgiving fun: Super sleuth children’s table

Encourage kids to mingle and learn family history by employing them as super-sleuths!

The Odd Squad cast

Odd Squad: Math to the rescue

Premieres with one-hour special at 8 am and 3 pm Wed., Nov. 27, on WILL-TV. Then airs weekdays at 6 am and 3:30 pm.

Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat + Holidays: 11 am Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 on WILL-TV

Hand showing phone with Socrative app

‘A’ is for Apps: Teachers share top digital tools of the trade

Grover and Elmo hold up numbers

New PBS KIDS’ schedule

Sesame Street has a new half-hour program at 2 pm weekdays.

Book covers of 27 Beloved Rhyming Books for Kids

Rhyming books offer many benefits

Space racers

Space Racers: Out-of-this-world science for kids

9:30 am Sundays on WILL-TV: Blast off on a cosmic learning adventure!

characters from Plum Landing

PBS KIDS ‘Plum Landing’ offers Web-centric programming

New site with animated webisodes, online games, free apps, hands-on science activities, live-action videos. Visit the site.

Book Mentor Project

A smiling adult reading to a very happy child

Illinois Public Media’s book mentor project, now in its ninth year, gets kids excited about reading, and puts books into the hands of families who otherwise might not have access to books at home.


The project recruits and trains volunteers come from local businesses, community service organizations, student associations and parent groups.


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Stratton MicroSociety Project

A student at Stratton Elementary School presenting a newscast

Illinois Public Media is helping students and teachers at the Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center. Their Center allows them to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org.

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