April is Autism Month. PBS KIDS will be airing special shows featuring autistic characters throughout the month. PBS will also have some great online resources for parents and teachers to learn more.
The full list of Autism-focused episodes airing in April can be found below.
The PBS Parents website has articles from doctors, disability experts and special education teachers on everything from identifying autism to educational needs, creating inclusive environments for autistic children and more.
Lastly, PBS Learning Media has great teacher resources and activities for children with autism that can be found here.
NEW EPISODES, SPECIALS & PROGRAMMING EVENTS
Autism Awareness Month
PBS KIDS airs episodes featuring characters with Autism during National Autism Awareness Month. Includes a premiere episode of SESAME STREET featuring a new muppet character, Julia, who has autism.
4/10 Sesame Street “Meet Julia” **NEW**
4/10 Dinosaur Train “Junior Conductors Academy”
4/10 Arthur “When Carl Met George/D.W. Swims with the Fishes”
4/11 Arthur “Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite”
4/12 Arthur “Carl’s Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing”
4/13 Arthur “He Said, He Said/Bunny Trouble” Continue reading PBS KIDS + Austism Awareness Month
We received a download code for the new Tiggly app, Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen so that we could try out the app and review it. Opinions are 100% our own.
Andrew has grown up with the Tiggly apps. We started with Tiggly shapes and then moved on to Tiggly Counts and now he’s been using Tiggly Words. When I learned about the new Tiggly app where Tiggly has partnered with Sesame Street to put out a new app called Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen I knew that we had to check it out. So, I asked for a download code and Andrew has been playing this game a lot.
The game is really very simple. Cookie monster gives the child two to three letters and there is a space for a single letter. Children can place the Tiggly letters into that space and either create a word and thus make a cookie or be told that what they made was not a word. If a word is made then the children can add colors and stir the cookie mixture until a new cookie is made. Based upon how much of each color they use will determine how the cookie itself looks. Then once the child created four cookies then they can either share them with cookie monster or eat them themselves. Andrew enjoys making cookie after cookie and learning new words. It makes it fun because Cookie Monster is encouraging and funny. Continue reading App Alert Review: Tiggly Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen