New York – Let’s Learn, The WNET Group’s instructional learning series for children ages 3 to 7, has launched new episodes on public television stations nationwide (check local listings) and letslearn.org. The series debuts 20 episodes, additional content partners and added accessibility features. Let’s Learn has also launched a new website, making it easy to stream all episodes on any device at any time. In the New York metro area, Let’s Learn airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on THIRTEEN and 4 p.m. on WLIW21.
Let’s Learn serves as a supplemental resource to support children’s learning at home and in the classroom. Featuring a dynamic and diverse group of educators, episodes offer age-appropriate content focusing on foundational reading, writing and literacy skills, with literacy coaches modeling best practices for using science of reading-based pedagogy. The series also focuses on math, science, social studies, arts and social-emotional learning. Content partners include Education Through Music, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, New-York Historical Society, New York City Children’s Theater, Studio in a School, University of Connecticut’s Feel Your Best Self program, and WUSF’s Meet the Helpers.
“Let’s Learn stands out because it features teachers who speak to kids directly, inviting them to learn,” said Sandra Sheppard, Director and Executive Producer of Kids’ Media & Education for The WNET Group. “Families, caregivers and educators rely on Let’s Learn as a trusted resource that supports children’s academic and social development. We’re thrilled to bring new episodes and an enhanced digital experience to young learners in the tri-state area and beyond.”
The Let’s Learnlibrary of more than 250 one-hour episodes and more than 750 segments is available to stream on the new letslearn.org. The website offers playlists, new search tools to help users find segments by subjects, topics and curriculum themes, and 100+ printable activities. American Sign Language (ASL) translations will be added to a collection of story segments that will live on the website. Educators can also access guidance on how to use Let’s Learn in the classroom on PBS LearningMedia.
Episodes of Let’s Learn are captioned in English and Spanish. New episodes include descriptive video information (DVI). Episodes with DVI and segments with ASL also will be available on the US DOE accessible television portal.
Let’s Learn is a production of The WNET Group. The program is distributed nationally by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Sandra Sheppard and Jill Peters are executive producers. Hannah Dawe is coordinating producer. Ellie Janszky is educational content producer.
Major funding for Let’s Learn is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Education Department.
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