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The Odd Squad cast

Odd Squad: Math to the rescue

 New show 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.

Top100 graphic

100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14

NPR combined audience favorites with expert choices to come up with 100 must-reads.

Stories of Impact

Head and shoulders of the cartoon character SuperWhy! from the PBSKids program.

SuperWhy! in the Classroom

Head Start teacher Cecelia Mintz thought kids’ shows were just kids’ shows until she saw how the children in her classroom responded to the PBS KIDS early literacy series SUPER WHY! As one of more than 60 teachers in Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project, Mintz watches episodes of SUPER WHY! with her classroom and integrates concepts and activities from the show into her curriculum.



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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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