Kimberlie Kranich

December 20, 2018 - Education Blog

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Did you know that Sesame Street wasn’t always the kind place we know it to be today?

Legend has it that Santa and his reindeer use to fly over Sesame Street because it lacked warmth and kindness.  That changed when Elmo’s great, great, great grandfather visited Sesame Street and started to act kindly to the people he found there.

Two people smile at each other and give high-fives.

Kimberlie Kranich

December 19, 2018 - Education Blog

So You Are Not an Engineer? Think Again.

When you hear the words “designer” or “engineer” do you think to yourself, “That’s not for me!” If so, then this blog post is for you. WILL’s Education Department can help you see yourself as those things and, if you are a parent, help you guide your children to see themselves as designers and engineers, too.

Two adults sitting in chairs in a pre-k classroom reading a book while 3-5 year old children listen while sitting on the rug in front of them.

Kellie Blanden

December 04, 2018 - Education Blog

Bear on a Bike

Spark your pre-school aged child’s imagination as they go on an adventure-packed ride with Bear from Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone.  Your child will have many opportunities to test their observational skills along the way!  This is the second book in WILL- TV’s Book Mentor Project, a partnership between WILL, PNC’s Grown Up Great program and Champaign County Head Start.

Book cover. Panda holding a box of doughnuts.

Steve Antony

October 31, 2018 - Education Blog

Please, Mr. Panda

Please, Mr. Panda helps teach very young children the rewards of manners. And it's the first book we'll introduce to pre-school age children this academic year through our Book Mentor Project.

2 small children laying on floor watching tv. Parents are seated on couch.

UPMC HealthBeat

May 15, 2018 - Education Blog

Can TV be an educational tool for kids today?

PBS KIDS has played a major role in children’s education. Let’s see what the future of kid’s television looks like and where it is headed.

Young girl reading a book with an older woman.

Sean Gallup/Getty Images

March 14, 2018 - Education Blog

Books to Inspire Youth for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women from around the world. We have selected a few books that will inspire boys and girls to dream and help make their visions come true!

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