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Worried about the dreaded “Summer Slide?” Fear not! KERA’s 2020 Summer Learning Challenge is just the ticket to help kids stay engaged and learning this summer.
The initiative, which was created 6 years ago, is a free program that gives parents and caretakers tools and an easily-accessible daily activity calendar to keep kids ages 3-10 learning throughout the summer. In addition to the calendar, tips, and materials, this year’s Challenge will also include virtual events. Every day of the month features an engaging, fun activity.
“We know many children don’t have access to enrichment over the summer, so we’ll be offering things like virtual story time and activities with the Dallas Public Library and virtual visits to places like the Perot Science Museum and the Dallas Zoo. We also have a yoga session from Yogees Yoga that deals with racial equality and mindfulness,” said Denita Malvern, Director of Community Engagement at KERA.
“We hope these activities will help kids stay excited and engaged and families stay with us throughout the summer.”
Here’s how the Summer Learning Challenge works:
- First, register for the Challenge.
- Follow the checklist to complete the Challenge by the end of the summer.
- Get all the materials, instructions and information you’ll need for the Challenge in the Resource Station and Virtual Events sections.
- Send in your completed checklist by August 21!
The Challenge runs from June 8 to August 10, 2020. It’s self-paced, so families can feel free to move to their own rhythm. Also, since the program is virtual, it’s open to everyone.
“The great thing about having virtual events is you can connect with us no matter where you are around the country or around the world,” said Powell Malvern. “If there’s a family here that have relatives in Ohio or Florida or Maine or New York State, they can reach out to us, request a packet of information, and follow along with us.”
Parents and caregivers are also invited to join KERA’s Summer Learning Challenge group on Facebook.
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