Stop, Paws and Learn
Parents and kids had the opportunity to learn about pet care, wild animals and child safety practices in a fun, hands-on environment. The event included free zoo admission to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a PBS Kids Zone and dog demonstrations.
Dog Days at Duval
The yearlong “Martha Speaks” Read Aloud Book Club program at the Duval Early Learning Academy culminated in a special event featuring Martha from PBS Kids and canine friends of all kinds.
This Read Aloud Book Club program was implemented in the Alachua County Public Library District’s Summer Reading Program.
PBS Learning Media Training
Alachua County School District training for media specialists occurred before school started. “Sesame Street” Little Children Big Challenges materials were disseminated to Girls Place of Alachua County, SWAG, and Parent Academy/Alachua County School. These materials help children dealing with divorce, incarcerated parentsor other emergencies.
Best Friends for Life Book Buddy Program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
The program included 350 Book Buddy Packs for children undergoing treatment at UF Health’s Infusion Clinic. The Book Buddy packs using Daniel Tiger materials for children who are “first timers” at UF Health. Each pack includes a Daniel Tiger book, ears, coloring sheet with crayons, and a Daniel Tiger mask. The packs were funded by the Magnolia Club under the title Growing Literacy and Alpha Psi at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine under the title Roaring for Kids.