Fred Rogers Productions and WGCU have a few tips from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on how families, parents and caregivers can relieve children’s insecurities and fears during these stressful and challenging times.
Provide safe ways for children to express their feelings, such as drawing or telling stories.
Listen carefully to what your children are talking about. Acknowledge their feelings. Give them the words to describe how they feel such as, “It sounds like you’re feeling ‘scared,’ ‘unsure about what’s going to happen next,’ ‘sad,’ ‘angry.’
Remember to be calm and understanding when children are being clingy, whiny, or over active. Helping them regain control of their feelings reassures them that you are keeping them safe.
Keep routines as familiar as possible.
Minimize children’s exposure to media coverage.
The links below offer information about ways to stay healthy during times of illness and also to help young children navigate new things:
VIDEO: A Germ Fighting Superhero
ACTIVITY PAGE: Draw Your Feelings
GAME: Doctor Daniel
For 35 years, WGCU has believed – and continues to believe – in a lifetime of learning for everyone, including kids. This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking you to support your local PBS Kids channel by helping us raise $20,000 by December 3. PBS Kids is trusted and safe, proven to help children learn, and is there for your kids and grandkids 24/7. Now it’s time for you to be there for them!
Celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting PBS Kids! From Mister Rogers to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is still helping SWFL kids learn, grow, and thrive.
Your #GivingTuesday donations ensure all Southwest Florida kids have access to educational and engaging programming anywhere and any time. So be like Daniel Tiger and “Mr. Rogers” (aka WGCU General Manager Rick Johnson) and give today!
Who are the “Queens of Halloween?” Here’s a hint…it’s a funky little critter of the night that hangs upside down.
That’s right, they’re BATS, BATS, BATS! These nocturnal creatures are the focus of this fun song by Producer/Songwriter Rosie Emery. In honor of Halloween, check out the time WGCU’s Curious Kids visited the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to learn about bats.
Bat Song from “Rainbow Road” CD available online at http://www.rosieemery.com/
Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out these crafts and activities from PBS Kids that will be sure to drive you “batty” with excitement!
Build a bat box and learn about the habitat preferences and shelter needs of bats.
This Halloween, decorate your home or classroom with these bat trees using simple supplies.
This Halloween-themed project is fun for kids and a great way to get rid of old paper bags.
Val Trotman (along with her neighbors and fellow WGCU members Dick and Carol Munro) believes that every minute and every dollar they spend helping kids in Southwest Florida is time and money well spent.
“My name is Val Trotman, and I am a proud member of WGCU. I believe every minute and every dollar we spend helping children in Southwest Florida is well spent.
Last year, my neighbor and great friend Dick Munro pledged to match Giving Tuesday donations in support of WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, and this year, he inspired me to do the same! I will match Giving Tuesday contributions up to $5,000 to support WGCU kids by December 3.
Together we can make a difference for Southwest Florida children on Giving Tuesday.” Give online at WGCUKids.org and “won’t you be a sustainer?”
Celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting PBS Kids! From Mister Rogers to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is still helping SWFL kids learn, grow, and thrive. In honor of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27, WGCU is counting on you to help raise $18,000 in support of WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids Channel. WGCUKids.org/givingtuesday
Your #GivingTuesday donations ensure all Southwest Florida kids have access to educational and engaging programming anywhere and any time. Become a sustaining member of WGCU today at $15 per month (just $180 per year) and you’ll receive our coveted “Won’t You Be A Sustainer” thank-you package filled with Mister Rogers goodies! Make your sustaining donation online at WGCUKids.org/givingtuesday. ??
Meet Hollis, one of our PBS kids! He stopped by the station to remind everyone of the importance of PBS Kids programming. In honor of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27, WGCU is counting on you to help raise $18,000 in support of WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids Channel. Make your sustaining donation online at WGCUKids.org/givingtuesday. Support PBS Kids this Giving Tuesday.??
Support PBS Kids 24/7 this Giving Tuesday! With WGCU’s 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel, children have access to free, educational programs that parents and caregivers trust anytime, anywhere. We stopped by Kinderworld Academy in Fort Myers to see how they use PBS Kids programs and materials in the classroom and why Southwest Florida parents and kids love PBS!
On this Giving Tuesday, November 27, WGCU is asking YOU to help raise $18,000 in support of WGCU’s PBS Kids 24/7 Channel. You don’t have to wait until Giving Tuesday, make your donation online today at https://wgcukids.org/givingtuesday.