Susi's Station Notes: Free Educational Offer!

Jul 18, 2012

One of the programming services we take great pride in sharing with you at WKAR is our educational programming. Our children's shows teach so many things — science and math concepts, life skills like sharing and cooperating and literacy skills.
I have two kids of my own and I know that our children's programming is not only educational, but it's lots of fun, too. Kids learn best when they are having fun and our programs do exactly that — teach valuable lessons in a delightful way.
Games are fun, too — especially when characters from PBS KIDS are involved! So, when Beany Tomber, our education services director, showed me a new booklet from PBS that offers activities to help increase children's literacy, I was excited about sharing it with you!
"Soar with Reading" has word games, puzzles and rhymes for your kids, and features some of children's favorite PBS KIDS characters. It also offers some hints for parents, like a reading list you can take to your library!
This booklet is free — all you have to do is email us and ask for it! Just send an email to and request the Soar with Reading booklet.
Building children's literacy skills is something we take seriously at WKAR. Children who read achieve greater success in school in life. Reading stimulates a child's imagination and helps kids learn about people and places from other parts of the world. Perhaps Dr. Seuss said it best: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"
For more resources, visit, which offers more activities, videos, helpful reading tips and a travel-themed book list. There's also a feature where you can upload a photo of your child and create a postcard with "Hooper" that you can print or send to your friends and family, so you all can share your child's reading adventures. As Hooper would say, "Check it out!"