Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Molly of Denali Teaches Children to Use Informational Text

by Claire Christensen and Joy Kennedy
April 28, 2021

You’ve probably seen studies showing that high-quality media can teach children new information. Two new studies from EDC and SRI Education tell us something more: Well-designed media can also teach children how to get information. Molly of Denali is a popular new PBS KIDS series focused on informational text. To succeed in school and life, […]

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Spotlight: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street 

by Meagan Henry
April 23, 2021

The new documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is here! Chronicling the first 20 years of the show, the filmmakers interweave archival footage and interviews with the original creators and cast of Sesame Street (including our founder Joan Ganz Cooney). The film features clips from the show’s early days, evoking a sense […]

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Helping Others Win, Too

by Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski
April 20, 2021

Like many of you, we’ve been thinking a lot about the future. What do we want to take with us from the time before the coronavirus? What’s best left in the past? How do we want to live as we stagger, sore-armed, back into society? If we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that […]

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Virtual Little Makers: Adapting to Remote Programming to Support Families During the Pandemic

by Claudia Haines
April 7, 2021

In March 2020, schools, libraries, and businesses all over the country closed their physical buildings as we began the long effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. But community leaders rallied to bring their services to children and families at home, adapting to new circumstances with new technologies. Claudia Haines shares how the Homer Public Library  […]

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