Splash into a Summer of Adventure with PBS KIDS!

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School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! South Carolina ETV and PBS KIDS have a treasure trove of fun, hands-on educational resources waiting to be explored and incorporated into your summer activities.

Kick summer off by setting a goal! For young children, it might be learning to tie their shoes, open their lunch items by themselves, or identifying all their letters. Setting goals helps with planning and can increase self-esteem and perseverance.  This Donkey Hodie activity is an easy way for kids to set goals.

Need some ideas to fill the time this summer? The PBS KIDS Summer checklist fits the bill. Try some new activities and think outside the box in this fun activity. Add a few tasks of your own and try to complete them all! 

No summer camps? No problem! Summer camp can happen anywhere with the Summer Camp collection on PBS LearningMedia. 

If you need an activity quickly, visit pbs.org/parents, where you can find a wide range of flexible resources, including printable activities, crafts, recipes, and even birthday party decorations. You can also download the Summer Activity book, giving you the freedom to choose what suits your child's interests and schedule.

Are summer travel plans on the books? PBS KIDS podcasts are perfect for listening on the go! Podcasts make for a fantastic screen-free experience; think of it as listening to a story being read aloud! You can find PBS KIDS Podcasts on the PBS KIDS video app or any major podcast platform.

Do you know about the SCETV Kids Club? This FREE program is tailored for children aged 12 and under. Learn more and sign up here. By signing up, your child will be among the first to participate in the exciting summer challenge with Smart Cat. Stay tuned for more details.

We hope you enjoy these activities and work them into lots of unstructured, stress-free playtime this summer. Happy Learning!