We love PBS children’s programming, because it’s positive, wholesome and educational. Our kids love it because it’s fun!
Our local PBS station sponsors a “Reading Road Trip” each summer. The PBS Kids’ Club host travels to libraries all around the state to put on special story time shows for kids. Yesterday we had the privilege of attending one of these free shows. Sadly, it couldn’t be held at our library, because it was totally destroyed by the recent floods. It’s a terrible tragedy, but we’re all trying to make the best of it, so the program was held at a local mall instead.
Bee was absolutely thrilled to be there:
This summer’s theme is “Catch the Reading Bug,” so the story was about busy ants, lazy grasshoppers, and bees who try to get everyone to forget about exercise, healthy food, and reading, in favor of lots of TV watching:
The only time she paid any attention was when the host held up a picture of Arthur. She knows and loves Arthur, and she pointed to the picture and yelled excitedly, “Arper! Arper!” It used to be that if you asked her what DW says, she would say “HEY!” She won’t do it anymore though, no matter how much we coax her. It’s sad how quickly the cute little things like that fade away.
The kids all got free “Reading Road Trip” water bottles,
A great time was had by all (even me!) After the program, I took the girls to a bakery for chocolate chip cookies, milk, and coffee (for me). It was a nice afternoon, and a pleasant break from our usual routine.
PBS is a source of quality, educational, free children’s programming. I left this program with an even greater respect for PBS, and the dedicated people behind it. Support your local PBS station–it’s worth it![print-me/]