WHYY Kids Web Site
The WHYY Kids Web site, now being redesigned, will help facilitate lifelong
learning for children, parents and educators from the start. Case in point,
the WHYY Web site for kids and parents received more than 50,000 "hits"
last year. When the new site is launched in FY04, it will provide
resources for teachers and parents, childcare providers, and students
K through 12.
The WHYY Kids Web site will include program descriptions and schedules
for WHYYs rich childrens programming. It will provide games
and fun activities from stories to music for children based on the richness
of our daytime program schedule. And, it will continue to provide safe
activities and links for our young children to explore.
The WHYY Web for
parents, caregivers and educators will focus on insights and advice
from experts on raising and educating children, centered on the key issues
of behavior, development, health and safety, as well as communication.
It will offer advice on issues ranging from helping young ones cope with
angry feelings to teaching a child how to get the most out of the local
library. It will look at disabilities and children with special needs
as well as health and safety issues for all children.
The new WHYY Kids Web site will incorporate material produced by WHYY and the community of experts it relies on as well as exclusive material provided for it through public broadcasting and other connections. The impact of the new Web site will act as a value-added destination for parents, caregivers and the education community in the tri-state region and especially for the children it serves.