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With school starting this month we wanted to share a few tips and resources to help make the transition easier for you and your kids.


We’ve compiled a few ideas from PBS Parents to help you enjoy the outdoors with your kids during the last few weeks of summer!


It's my favorite time of year - Utah Shakespeare Festival just kicked off the 2016 season as the beautiful new venue, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, opened on July 7! The Shakespeare line-up this year is one of their best, with favorites from Shakespeare and a musical that will take you back to your childhood!

Here's something new to read at bedtime, a Science Bedtime Story from PBS Newshour.  Skip the fairy tales and capture your little one's imagination with amazing stories of science from the real world. Read your kids the story about NASA's probe to Pluto.

In preparation for our country's national birthday, enjoy these book suggestions from PBS Parents! From the well-known George Washington and John Adams, to Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride, this collection of books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.

A key focus of KUED Kids this year has been fostering a love of reading to grow successful and enthusiastic learners. It is important for children to keep reading over the summer months so they do not fall behind in the upcoming school year. KUED Kids is partnering up with Speakaboos to help combat the summer reading slide. Speakaboos is a digital reading platform that helps children become self-confident, independent readers through a library that combines stories kids love with rich interactivity to motivate reading in every child.

Follow us on social media and join in the fun by sharing your family’s adventures this summer as part of our outdoor themed campaign! Share your posts with #myfavoritesummer and we’ll join in by sharing our own summer adventures.

While kids are out of school during the summer months, it’s important that they remain engaged in learning and exploration. KUED Kids is committed to providing learning resources that help to bridge the achievement gap, especially to children in our community who need it most. Every year, we bring these resources to Utah families to encourage them to keep their minds active all summer long.

Engage your young learners in science and nature through Nature NuggetsNature Nuggets is a FREE texting program that brings Nature, the award-winning natural history series, to you and your 3-5 year old through your mobile device. 

PBS KIDS will air all-new specials and episodes from ODD SQUAD, NATURE CAT and READY JET GO!, beginning in June, and will offer free digital resources at to make learning fun all summer long.


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