Talking to your kids about tragedy
It's hard to know exactly what to tell a child after news of a horrible tragedy. Here are some sources that provide parents support:
- An excellent resource from the Sesame Street Workshop for talking to kids about grief
- Sesame Street videos for dealing with tragedy
- PBS Parents offers tips for talking about tough subjects wth your kids. And about talking to kids about what they hear on the news.
- The Fred Rogers Company posted an article about easing your child's fears.
- Several area school districts also have posted valuable tips for talking to children about violence: here and here.
"Parenting Counts: A Focus on Early Learning," co-developed by Talaris and KCTS Seattle/Television brings the research on best parenting practices into parent's daily lives through a series of television spots and workshops.
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A Conversation With Geoffrey Canada
Rocky Mountain PBS President and CEO Doug Price recently sat down with Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone and keynote speaker at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, held April 15 and 16 in Denver.
Watch video of the conversation below, where the two discuss the impact of early care and education.
Did you know 30% of Rocky Mountain PBS’ schedule is devoted to children’s programming?
Numerous studies of public television programming indicate that children who watch shows like “Sesame Street,” “Between the Lions,” “SuperWHY!” and “Word World” show marked improvement on key literacy skills and help prepare kids for school.
Rocky Mountain PBS stands by the importance of early childhood education and in closing the achievement gap through innovative, standards-based educational content and resources for parents, teachers and students.