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ACLA Virtual Programming – Week 5 – Science

Welcome to Week 5 of the Allegheny County Library Association’s virtual summer programming. Click here for a full schedule of programs for kids and families. Virtual programs include storytimes from Allegheny County libraries as well as programming from ACLA partners, including WQED Education. Be sure to visit aclasummerreading.org and download the corresponding bingo card for your chance to win a great prize.

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Talking With Kids

Unsure of how to talk to your kids about what’s going on with the COVID19 pandemic? If you’re looking for some answers, PBS for Parents is ready to help.

Mother and child washing hands

This site is a great resource for tips on how to talk to your kids on an age appropriate level about the current situation, while offering reassurance and guidance on how they can do their part to keep themselves and their family safe. Involving children on a level they can understand and engage in, is an important step in managing stress.

In addition, the site offers timely advice on how to manage and make the most of your child’s screen time, how to support children on the autism spectrum, and tips for parents who are new to home schooling. Self care for parents, an important topic, is also highlighted.

Of course, the kids will enjoy the links to their favorite PBS shows, downloadable activity sheets and games. There are art, science, and math activities to explore. You can even filter content by ages two to eight years old.

As the beloved Mister Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Thanks PBS.

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