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Molly of Denali Premieres July 15

Molly of Denali is a new animated series that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Molly helps her mom and dad run the Denali Trading Post, a general store, bunkhouse, and transport hub in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska.

The series – premiering Monday July 15 at 8:30/7:30 am on KET – is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities.

This week PBS Kids for Parents explores how to use and create informational texts with kids, writing, “Informational texts play an important role in children’s school success and our everyday lives. What’s great is that you as a parent or caregiver are already using informational text with your child through daily activities, such as writing family recipes together or reading about a place to visit… Over time, children’s ability to read and write informational texts benefits their development of literacy skills as well as Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and social studies learning.”

Learn about steps you can take to support your child or students learning from and about informational texts.