Are you looking for ways to supplement at-home learning? Check out Let’s Learn, a one-hour program for children ages 3-8 that features science, math, reading, social studies, and the arts—as well as virtual field trips.
Tune in Monday through Friday beginning Monday, January 4 at 2/1 pm on KET. You can view the full broadcast schedule here.
The series aims to provide our young learners with knowledge and skills to learn and succeed during these challenging times. Contributors create engaging, authentic, and interactive lessons that are accessible to students from their homes. Segments can serve as introduction, reinforcement, or enrichment to material depending on students’ needs.
To get a preview of what to expect from the series or access supplemental education resources, visit the Let’s Learn collection on PBS LearningMedia. The Let’s Learn website includes additional segments and information as well as Spanish captions for many videos.
The Foundation of Every Episode: Language and Literacy
Literacy is vital for success in all content areas because it is the foundation of learning. Literacy builds students’ ability to listen, speak, read, write, observe, and think, giving them the skills to make meaning of the world around them, and communicate effectively in daily interactions.
The Building Blocks: Let’s Learn’s Segments
The material in each segment is age appropriate, connected to content standards, and uses research- and evidence-based instructional approaches. Most segments suggest ways students can extend their learning at home with family-friendly activities.
- Let’s have fun with words!
These segments target aspects of phonological/phonemic awareness–the ability to identify and manipulate words, syllables, and sounds. They also focus on teaching children to recognize the shapes and names of letters and know the sounds the letters represent.
- Let’s read and write!
These segments focus on building foundational reading skills by reinforcing the understanding that language is made up of sounds, that those sounds are represented by letters or groups of letters, and that as we learn how to blend sounds together to read words, we do so as accurately and smoothly as possible.
- Let’s share a story!
The storytime segments build a love of reading, develop background knowledge, and target comprehension and vocabulary. Students are exposed to high quality, age-appropriate books that represent a diverse range of topics, genres, people, and experiences.
- Let’s have fun with numbers!
These segments expand students’ knowledge of number sense and mathematic relationships. Educators incorporate everyday objects and situations to grow problem solving skills and conceptual awareness.
- Let’s find out about the world around us!
These segments allow students to explore community, culture, and society. The skills and knowledge learned allows students to understand and investigate important issues in the world around them.
- Let’s discover science!
These science segments tap into the instinctively curious nature of our young learners, allowing for observations, explorations, and discovery.
- Let’s move, create, pretend, or make music!
These segments bring the arts to students’ homes, inspiring them to use their imaginations, be creative, and learn about various art forms.
- Let’s be mindful!
These segments focus on social emotional learning. Educators and social workers lead children through mindfulness exercises to help regulate emotions, increase focus, and develop awareness of feelings.