The core of Ready To Learn is a full day of non-violent,
commercial-free, educational children's television programming broadcast
free of charge to every American household. More resources to help
parents, teachers and other caregivers use public television to help
children love learning are available at the
PBS Ready To Learn Web site
Los Niños en Su Casa
Monday - Friday at 6 am on TV 20
Los Niños en Su Casa airs on Sundays at 6:30 am
KCET's A Place of Our Own (and Los Niños en Su Casa in Spanish) is a daily television series, a website, and an extensive outreach program devoted to the unique needs of people who care for children. In A Place of Our Own we highlight local and state resources for child care providers
and the children in their care. We understand the complexity of Indiana’s diverse population and represent a broad spectrum of ethnic communities and a wide range of children with special needs.
The Learning Triangle lets you explore
different themes using books, media
The “legs” of the triangle
are: VIEW television and video actively;
READ related material; and DO a related
VIEW: Make viewing active, not passive.
Before viewing programs, talk to children about what they will
Encourage children to describe what they see, repeat new words
or predict what will happen next.
Take time after viewing to discuss what has been seen.
READ: Share a book that connects with what you’ve watched on TV.
Ask open-ended questions and encourage children to talk about the story while reading.
Take time to discuss the story after reading
DO: Use what you’ve viewed and read to connect to related activities.
The activity does not have to be a art project! It can be a walk, a visit, a science experiment, or wherever imaginations take you.
The process is more important than the product.
Let the children do as much work on the project as possible.
Ask children to tell you about their work.
Put children’s names on their projects.
Remember to use non-toxic materials.
To open the Learning Triangle activities or weekly suggested reading lists, you will
need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available
as a free download here.
Select an activity from this list:
WFYI is a proud partner of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Ready To Lead in Literacy project.
Weekly suggested reading lists:
Second only to parents, television
is the young child's most influential
teacher. Nothing else in our culture
can match television's ability to
influence how children learn, think
and act. Given the power of television,
young children need adults to help
them become wise television users.
Many studies show that with selective
viewing, television can contribute
richly to school readiness. To help
children get the most from the TV
they watch parents must take responsibility
to supervise and guide their children's