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The National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic Bee

 

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 29th consecutive year. The 2017 Bee features fourth-to-eighth-graders vying for the crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

 

The National Geographic Bee 2016

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC : Bee 2016

 

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 28th consecutive year, with American humorist and journalist Mo Rocca serving as host and moderator. Taped in May, the competition features fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

 

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

 

Award-winning host Fred Rogers visits neighbors and places to help children learn about the world around them. He talks with young viewers about their feelings as they deal with the challenges and joys of growing and learning. These themes are reinforced in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where puppets and humans work together to solve problems and help each other.

 

For children 2 to 5 years old.

 

Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/rogers

 

Series Goals

  • Help children feel good about themselves
  • Celebrate creativity and individuality
  • Develop appreciation of others
  • Help children learn self-control and how to express their feelings

 

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood gives children the tools to learn. It helps them have a healthy curiosity about their world, to look and listen carefully, to develop self-control, to deal with their feelings, to get along with others, to be imaginative and creative, and to feel good about who they are and what they can become.

 

Helping Kids Prepare for School
The series encourages children to hone their social and problem-solving skills. These skills, along with literacy skills modeled by the characters, help prepare young children for school and for life.

 

When to Watch
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WordWorld

 

WORDWORLD is the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Young children are introduced to a colorful, vibrant world of words with the lovable, legible WordFriends — animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are. Sheep is painfully shy but loves to pretend. Frog is the cautious brainiac and word “expert.” Duck is still learning his letters — and social skills — and often needs Frog to help him out of trouble.

 

For ages 3-5.

 

Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld

 

Series Goals

  • To fascinate children with words and to inspire a love of words and reading.
  • Empower children as early readers by making the important connections between letters, sounds, words and meaning that are necessary for reading.

 

In each episode, the WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, sound by sound, during the funky “Build a Word” song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it “morphs”–comes alive–into the thing it is!

 

Helping Kids Prepare for School
WordWorld is designed to introduce, support and foster emergent literacy skills in children ages three to five. The curriculum draws from four skill sets critical for young children’s emergent literacy: print awareness, phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge, comprehension (including vocabulary development) and socio-emotional skills.

 

When to Watch
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Word Girl

 

WORDGIRL follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader, Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. She is joined in her adventures by a monkey sidekick named Captain Huggy Face.

 

 

Each episode introduces up to four new vocabulary words in an engaging, humorous way. WordGirl is a superhero spoof so the storylines are funny takes of familiar stories from that genre.

 

 

For children 6 to 8 years old.

 
Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/wordgirl

 

 

Series Goals

  • To help build children’s deep word knowledge and engender a lifelong enthusiasm for language
  • To offer direct instruction of important targeted vocabulary words presented in multiple and interesting contexts in order to build children’s deep word knowledge and overall vocabulary interest
  • To provide role-models for children illustrating the power of words within a rewarding social/emotional and cultural context

 

 

Helping Kids Prepare for School
WordGirl teaches new vocabulary words to children in a variety of fun and interesting contexts. The program enriches young audiences’ vocabulary, closes the gap for those who don’t grow up in language-rich environments, instills a love of language, and fosters better reading comprehension.

 

 

Where to Watch
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