“Great theater is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” – Willem Dafoe.
Experience the stage with #LearnAtHome this week. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood takes us on an adventure to an enchanted forest and on a treasure hunt at the castle. Kid Stew keeps us going with jokes, music and sketches by relatable preteens. Finally WOUB World Channel brings us the three part series: Les Miserables on Masterpiece.
WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK– 3
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood:
A Trip To The Enchanted Garden - Friday, July 17th The Tiger family all head to the Enchanted Garden where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch.
Treasure Hunt at the Castle - Saturday, July 18th Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Chrissie are playing at the Castle, and they just can't agree on what to play. They soon learn that they're big enough to figure out what to do, and come up with creative solutions so they can play together.
WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8
9:00 a.m. Monday - Friday
KID Stew - 9:00 a.m. Created by best-selling author James Patterson, Kid Stew is a fast-paced, irreverent series that's by kids, about kids and for kids. Cast members Josiah and Samantha, and their mascot dog Ozzie encourage kids to explore books, science, history, music and creative expression.
WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12
Friday July 17th 1:30 p.m.
Les Miserables On Masterpiece - Dominic West stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo as Javert in this epic retelling of Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables." They are joined by a host of Britain's most-talented actors, including Lily Collins as Fantine, Olivia Colman as Madame Thenardier, and Josh O'Connor as Marius.
Apps and Games to Explore This Week:
Pinkalicious & Peterrific Pinkadance Create your own dance moves with Pinkalicious and play freeze dance with Peter! Explore different movements and types of music to get you ready for the stage.
Carmen’s World Orchestra The objective of the game is to create music from around the world that will make Luna the Moon dance.
Infants and Toddlers:
Dance is a language we can all speak: it’s fun, free, and easy to share across languages and cultures. For growing bodies and minds, however, dance can be a whole lot more. Music and dance can be used to practice essential skills, such as self-regulation and flexible thinking. Music and dance helps children develop these important skills as they help us learn to connect with others in spontaneous and natural ways. This series of articles and resources gives ideas and activities to express yourself through dance!
Different styles of dance are highlighted in this video with Zoe and the Feijoo Sisters dancing the Lambarena
Shoe Box Theater Help children with storytelling using this activity from Peg + Cat. In this activity, children will create a mini theater with a shoe box and puppets to put on a puppet show with Peg, Cat, and all their friends from the show!
Grades 3-5: Behind the Scenes of a Theater Company With a behind the scenes look at the production of Mary Poppins, Jeromy Smith and Lyndy Franklin Smith, founders of the Lexington Theatre Company, describe their partnership, goals, and how they put a show together. Grades 6-8:
Broadway or Bust Students and coaches participating in the National High School Musical Theater Awards share their experiences of the stage. Learn how to improve skills as a performer with this collection of resources from Broadway or Bust to prepare you for theater opportunities in your future.
Careers in Theater Videos include the history and elements of theater careers from a producer, production manager, stage manager, director, literary manager, and dramaturg. Through live performances and interviews, the collection represents a wide variety of cultures, periods, and styles of drama.
Pinkamazing Family Game Gather family and friends, and play a pinkamazing game of singing, acting, dancing, and drawing!
7 Ways for Kids to Learn Empathy Through Acting Drama is an emotional exercise that is easy to explore at every age. While teaching your kids about dramatic acting may not come as naturally as singing them the ABCs, once you try it, you’ll see that it’s just as easy…and just as important!
Theater Collection Discover the world of Theater with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more. High school students will get an inside look at the life of a theater actor. Younger students will explore what it means to be a playwright and come to know the different aspects of a script. Theater styles, the history of theater, and theater in world cultures are a few of the additional topics explored in Theater.
Common Sense Selections for Learning As you plan for the fall don’t miss Common Sense Selections for learning. They are best-in-class media resources and tools that facilitate
great learning experiences for students and educators. Common Sense expert reviewers make hand-picked, official selections annually based on an independent rating criteria and pedagogical rubric.
ASCD Free Virtual Conference Respond, Reimagine, Restart - July 16 & 17th Join thousands of your peers to discuss strategies and solutions for the challenges educators will face in the 2020-2021 school year. We’re approaching the most daunting start of school in memory. There are health, logistial, social-emotional and equity concerns. The ASCD Virtual Conference is designed to help you recharge and prepare for this coming school year. Register for this free virtual conference by Wednesday, July 15th at 5:00 PM est.
There is still time to participate in our Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Scavenger Hunt. Explore the lives of famous people from the past. Make family memories participating in activities aligned to each person’s life. Join the fun!
PBS KIDS Movie Night: Friday, Saturday & Sunday This week on PBS KIDS Family Movie Night a wish machine lands on Sesame Street. What will the gang wish for? Movies start at 7:00 p.m. on WOUB 24/7 Kids Channel 20.6 /44.6 or on The PBS Kids Video App.