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PBS SoCaL offers free, educational resources

to prevent learning loss this summer

            COSTA MESA, CA (June 2, 2014) – This summer PBS SoCaL is providing free PBS KIDS resources on-air, online, and in our community to help bridge the summer learning gap. Starting June 2nd, PBS SoCaL will feature a new summer schedule, and offer a variety of digital resources and community activities to keep families learning and exploring all summer long.

           “Research shows that parents are looking to media resources to help their kids learn key skills for school readiness during the summer months.” said Jamie Myers, PBS SoCaL VP of Education. “Early education is a critical issue in Southern California and PBS SoCaL is dedicated to helping parents access free resources and activities to combat the summer break.”

            To fight the summer slump, PBS KIDS will be helping kids stay sharp with DOUBLE YOUR FUN programming beginning Monday, June 2nd on PBS SoCaL. The schedule will feature double plays of many of kids’ favorite shows including Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and others.

The new PBS KIDS weekday line up on PBS SoCaL includes:

5:30 a.m.         Maya and Miguel

6 a.m.              Clifford

6:30 a.m.         Martha Speaks

7 a.m.              Wild Kratts

7:30 a.m.         Wild Kratts

8 a.m.              Curious George

8:30 a.m.         Curious George

9 a.m.              Peg+Cat

9:30 a.m.         Dinosaur Train

10 a.m.            Sesame Street

11 a.m.            Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

11:30 a.m.       Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

12 p.m.            Dinosaur Train

12:30 p.m.       Dinosaur Train

1 p.m.              Super Why

1:30 p.m.         Super Why

2 p.m.              The Cat in the Hat Knows A lot About That!

2:30 p.m.         Curious George

3 p.m.              Curious George

3:30 p.m.         Arthur

4 p.m.              Arthur

4:30 p.m.         Wild Kratts

5 p.m.              Wild Kratts

           PBS SoCaL is also partnering with the Children’s Museum at La Habra to provide children and families with fun, engaging, and educational activities. The event will take place on June 28th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and include story time, literacy resources, special characters and mobile games from the PBS SoCaL Mobile Lab.

           Along with local events and programs, PBS SoCaL, in partnership with PBS KIDS, is also providing additional information through digital resources. Educational activities, local event information, and online resources are available at www.pbssocal.org/summer for parents to help students continue to learn over the summer.

About PBS SoCaL

            PBS SoCaL is PBS for Greater Los Angeles and is dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California.  With its three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL HD, PBS SoCaL Plus and PBS SoCaL World, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature and Masterpiece, as well as local productions including SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff and LAaRT.  Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning.  Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.


           PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

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