View, Do, Read
What is the View, Do, Read Model? To get the most from the TV you and your children watch, create a Ready To Learn learning triangle. A learning triangle is TV that teaches + storybooks + activities — all related to one theme or skill. The learning triangle can follow any order, at any time!
December 2013 — Happy holidays from Arthur!
By Krysanne Bryan, Educational Programs and Services Intern
We have reached the end of another year. As we tend to do at the end of every year, we look back on all we have accomplished and start to make goals for the upcoming year. It's important to remember that we still have a month to left to do things that we didn't get to do and spend time with the people that matter the most to us. December, especially, is a time for families and a time to celebrate. Use December to take advantage of all of the family time that the holidays have to offer. Experience all of the fun and magic that the holidays can bring.
Arthur is a show that highlights relationships between family and friends. In each episode we get to see Arthur and his interactions with his family members – his parents, his little sister D.W. , and even, on occasion, his grandmother. We also get to see Arthur in situations with his friends. Sometimes they argue and disagree, but they always learn about the importance of friendship. During the holiday season your child can experience the way Arthur, his family and his many friends celebrate each holiday and the traditions that accompany them. Your child can visit Elmwood City with Arthur weekdays at 4:30pm on WHYY. Afterwards, if your child is in the mood for some holiday fun, feel free to visit Arthur's holiday page on PBSkids to learn a little bit more about how Elmwood City celebrates its holiday season.
Holidays in Philadelphia are always fun and exciting. There are many things to do this holiday season that may bring families and friends closer together. Don't be afraid to get out of the house, and experience some of the fun that this city has to offer:
- Please Touch Museum's Enchanted Colonial Village, November 16 - January 2. Location: 4231 Avenue of the Republic
- Morris Arboretum's Holiday Garden Railway Display, November 23 - December 31 (Closed December 24-25), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill
- Comcast Holiday Spectacular, November 22 - January 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (except 5 p.m. on weekdays). Location: 1701 JFK Boulevard
- Blue Cross RiverRink, November 23 - March 3. Location: Columbus Boulevard at Market Street
- This is just a taste! For more holiday fun in Philadelphia, please visit http://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/top-holiday-events/
- December (It Happens in the Month of...) by Ellen Jackson
Your child can learn about the many different things that happen December. From animal behavior and the weather, to historical events and holidays, this book gives children the ability to learn something entirely new and maybe even surprising about the month of December.
- Winter (Four Seasons) by Nuria Roca
This book explores all of the fun of the winter season. From winter activities to winter clothing, author Nuria Roca gives younger children a simple insight to the things the winter season has to offer.
- Messy Bessey's Holidays by Patricia C. McKissack
Join Bessey as she makes different holiday themed cookies for her friends. While in the kitchen with her mother, Bessey makes quite a mess making holiday treats for her friends. She teaches us a little about important winter holidays and at the end, Bessy gives us a surprise cookie recipe.
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