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Additional Resources

WQPT offers a vareity of resources for you. Check out these topics and if you need additional assistance or ideas, please feel free to contact us—we're here to you take advantage of all that we offer:

 

Raising Readers
Valuable content to help improve the literacy skills of children ages two through eight.

 

WQPT First Book
Free books for kids to enhance learning.


In the Community

Explore WQPT's variety of Educational Outreach workshops, events and activities in our region.


Why WQPT & PBS

Clear and concise information regarding the real benefits of WQPT


Smart TV

View guidelines to help ensure that you're selecting programs which are positive learning tools for children.


Ready To Learn

Ready to Learn's goal is to assist parents and teachers with ideas on how to be Ready to Teach.

 


Positive, Safe and Educational Viewing

Parents, families and caregivers make a significant and important impact on a child's life—WQPT supports your efforts to raise good kids and responsible citizens. You can trust us as a safe harbor for quality programming, quality events and an invaluable information resource.

 

When you select to turn on WQPT, you're making a positive choice for your children and the young people you care about. WQPT is a safe-haven of quality programming for children. We provide a positive, safe and educated viewing alternative for your family. We continuing to explore new ways to serve you better—by helping to create a community that can work together to care for and nurture our children.

 

Not only is WQPT the region's best resource for quality programming, we are also committed to providing local kids and families with other resources that enhance their lives through and beyond their viewing experience, specifically for this community. Don't miss our Top 10 List for Parents & Caregivers.

 

PBS Parents

You're just a click away from PBS Parents, a site that helps you raise a child who is ready to learn. A 'PBS Parent' is a mom or a dad, a grandma or grandpa, a friend or a caregiver—any adult who helps a child learn and grow. PBS Parents is about together-time—the time you spend playing and learning with your child. Parent Time—the time you spend learning how to be a better parent.

 

Here our Top 10 List of Tips for Parents & Caregivers

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Children grow at their own pace. Make sure that the activities you provide for your children are "developmentally appropriate" for their age and abilities.

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A family is a child's first teacher, and a child's home is the first classroom. A warm, nurturing environment and routine is ideal for learning.

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Children learn by doing and learning. Engage children and encourage them to explore and discover the world around them.

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Children take pride in learning new things, making friends and developing independence. Help your child develop confidence in a challenging world through positive messages and tasks he/she can accomplish.

5. Early relationships are building blocks. Help your children build trust and confidence in others by surrounding them with secure, nurturing and responsive adults.
6. Children are copycats and learn through the actions of others. Let them "model" your behaviors and grow through kindness, cooperation, generosity and caring for others.
7. Children learn through repetition and variety. Repetition in different forms also increases the chance of reaching kids with different learning styles.
8. Children learn language at different rates and times. Talk with your child, share stories, play games... keep communicating in a variety of ways.
9. Children make sense of new information by fitting it into what they already know. For instance, a child understands better what happens at the post office after he/she receives a letter or postcard.
10. Children's emotional development impacts learning. Help children express their frustrations and failures as they learn patience and persistence.
     
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