Your Children "Ready to Learn"
At Western Reserve Public Media, we know
that television can be a wonderful tool for learning. We also
believe that, for young, impressionable viewers, all television
is educational — like you, we're just not sure we want youngsters
to learn from everything they watch.
We're proud of Western Reserve Public Media's history of award-winning, non-violent, commercial-free programming
for children. The time children spend watching our children's
programs is time spent learning. Wouldn't it be wonderful to extend
the learning after the program is over? When children take positive
ideas from programs and pursue them beyond the TV set, public
television has done its job.
High-quality programs for children,
like the ones you see on Western Reserve PBS, can have a positive
impact on your children — on their behavior, thinking and
language skills. Yet, even the best children's television requires
your participation to help children understand and grow with
the programs they watch.
What does being "Ready to Learn"
Being Ready to Learn means that
a child has gained all kinds of experiences, behavior skills and
thinking strategies to meet the demands of school. When a child
can make connections between old and new experiences, work well
in a group or solve a new problem all by herself, that child is
very likely to know success in school. That child is Ready to
Learn. Children who are Ready to Learn have the resources and
skills to get the most out of school and out of life.
Television can't — and
shouldn't — do that alone, but it can be a positive tool
for learning. Western Reserve Public Media's Ready to Learn Service
not only to deliver to children the best in quality educational
television programming, but also to help parents, teachers and
other childcare professionals use television more effectively.
Our children's programs are
an excellent starting point for the pursuit of learning. We're
The Ones to Grow On, seeding the excitement and enthusiasm your
children need to start getting ready to learn.
Western Reserve Public Media's Ready to Learn
Service is ...