Parents

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Welcome to UNC-TV Parents, dedicated to helping parents raise a child who is ready to learn. A UNC-TV Parent is a mom or a dad, a grandma or a grandpa, a friend or a caregiver -- any adult who helps a child learn and grow.

In this section, you will find advice, forms, activities, resources, TV schedules, information about family friendly community events, and more to help you do what parents do best -- be your child's best role model and teacher. If you are a parent, the resources here are specifically for YOU and the unique needs you have.

The Parent Show**
This original web series explores hot parenting topics and shares simple tips to make parenting easier. The Parent Show features wise and wacky interviews with experts and others including chefs, puppeteers, PBS personalities and even a rock star!

Adventures With Wild Kratts
Summer is a great time to explore nature together. PBS KIDS Wild Kratts offers family friendly activities, printables, mobile apps, episodes that you can watch together, and so much more. So, explore the world together, in your home back door or community.  Check out the great resources.

Visit Kidzu Museum Parents, are you looking for a cool place to take your children? Consider, Kidzu Museum located at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive in University Mall, Chapel Hill, in the space formerly occupied by the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Sesame Street to the Rescue for Reading and Writing Tips and Resources
Your child's journey towards becoming a reader and writer, starts with the words, stories, and songs heard from you each day. Sesame Street offers a fun and academically rich resource called, "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day."  Check out these resources to help you turn your daily activities into rich opportunities for talking, reading, and writing together.

Family Fun at the 2014 La Fiesta del Pueblo
UNC-TV  will join forces with El Pueblo, Inc. for the annual La Fiesta del Pueblo festivities in downtown Raleigh on Sunday, Septemeber 21, 2014. You will enjoy great food, dance, crafts, and meet and greet UNC-TV's Read-a-roo. Save the date and we hope to see you there!

Summer Learning & So Much More with PBS Parents
PBS ParentsPBS Parents empowers parents as they prepare their children for success in school – and in life. Click here to get parenting tips, recipes, games with kids, and so much more.
PBS Parents also empowers parents with great resources for the summer.  Whether you're traveling or staying put, summer is the perfect time to help children discover the world around them and get them excited about reading! All summer long, PBS Parents and PBS KIDS are here to provide your family with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language.  Visit the PBS Parents website for more summer learning activities.


Explore, Explore, Explore with The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That!
The Cat in the Hat Click here to visit the Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That! website to get parental activities and exploration guides for family fun and adventures in reading.  Activities include ways to help children explore maps, shapes, how things fit together, numbers and counting, weather, and so much.

Cat in the Hat knows that children never get tired of exploring or having fun!  So, summer is a great time to read books together! Enrich your child’s understanding of science and the environment by reading books that are based on The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! In fact, the television show, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM, was inspired by the Dr. Seuss Learning Library book series, published by Random House Children’s Books.

UNC-TV's 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest!
The 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest has ended. A special thanks to all the kids who submitted an illustrated story for the contest.  Click here to learn more abut the contest, the 2014 winners, animated stories from previous years, and so much more.


Bilingual Science Family Resources with PEEP and The Big Wide World
Peep and the Big Wide WorldUNC-TV staff conducted a monthly Family Literacy Night at Parkview Elementary School in High Point NC, impacting over 100 attendees, using the Peep and the Big Wide World resources. Peep and the Big Wide World is a terrific bilingual program and website that has a variety of resources such as books, simple activities and video that encourage science. Watch a short video narrated by Joan Cusack reminding you that there are opportunities in everyday life to encourage your childs' natural curiosity and help them develop science and math skills. Check out the "Anywhere Activities" section for fun easy-to-do ideas, such as going on a neighborhood safari.

Non-Public Schooling
Various tidbits of information for parents whose children are in a non-public school setting.

Parenting Counts
Parenting Counts is the research-based family of products developed by Talaris Institute to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

Have a Blast With Math Using Cyberchase
Developed for kids ages 8 to 11 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, Cyberchase delivers positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.
And to further help kids explore their world and have a blast with math, grown-ups can bring the fun and adventure of Cyberchase home with hands-on activities that explore a range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics. More...