Education Highlights

WILL - Education Highlights - August 20, 2013

Digital Resources for Teachers

If you had one wish for your classroom – what would it be? How about hundreds of free, interactive lesson plans? Wish granted! Illinois Edition of PBS LearningMedia provides over 500 customizable lesson plans ready for the picking. Sign up and find out more.


WILL - Education Highlights - August 05, 2013

100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14

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

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WILL - Education Highlights - June 04, 2013

How much screen time is too much?

Should you be limiting the amount of time your kids spend on the laptop or iPad? Hear June 4's Focus discussion with Atlantic senior editor and parent Hanna Rosin, and David Bickham from Boston's Center on Media and Child Health.

Girl reading and boy using laptop computer


WILL - Education Highlights - May 24, 2013

Summer Reading Activities

Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience the world around them through reading! All summer long, PBS Parents and PBS KIDS are here to provide your family with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language.


WILL - Education Highlights - May 20, 2013

Raising a Powerful Girl

How do you raise a powerful girl and what does that mean? The PBS Parents website has some advice.

Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making positive choices about their own lives and doing positive things for others. They think critically about the world around them. They express their feelings and acknowledge the feelings and thoughts of others in caring ways. Powerful girls feel good about themselves and grow up with a "can-do" attitude. Of course, strong girls may (like all of us) have times of insecurity and self-doubt, but these feelings aren't paralyzing because the girls have learned to work through their problems. Powerful girls will grow up to lead full, valuable lives.

Get advice from PBS Parents experts to help you raise powerful daughters.


WILL - Education Highlights - April 10, 2013

Thanks for Coming to See Buddy!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Buddy the Dinosaur and try out educational games and activities!

Buddy greets fans at the Parkland Planetarium

Buddy, from the PBSKids program Dinosaur Train, appeared April 3 at the Book Mentor Project family night at the Parkland College Planetarium, and April 6 at the Young Children's Expo at Lincoln Square Mall and Dino-Mite Devices at the Champaign Public Library, left.Kids try out mobile games


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