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Ready to Learn

RTL Happenings


Ready To Learn Service (RTL) connects with families to help their children enter elementary school on an even playing field with their peers.  Using curriculum-based materials with topics from science to art, Ready To Learn focuses on improving literacy skills that instill a lifelong love of learning.






This class takes place on the second Thursday of each month, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Humboldt Botanical Garden located above the north entrance to College of the Redwood's main campus on Tompkins Hill Road in Eureka. Using the View, Read, and Do Learning Triangle along with PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors resources children and their big people explore the beauties of nature through a variety of literacy, science, math, and art activities. This is a great class for children who are not yet old enough to attend preschool; it helps them learn social skills and how to learn together in a group of new friends. Each family goes home with a free story book and lots of resources to continue the learning in their own backyard. Bring a lunch and plan to spend the day running free in this safe and gorgeous setting. 



In partnership with the Humboldt Arts Council and the Morris Graves Museum of Art, KEET-TV's Ready To Learn Service offers FREE monthly workshops for children, families, and childcare providers. These monthly workshops are lead by Jackie Hamilton and take place on the first Saturday of every month from 12-2pm. The workshops are geared to provide opportunities for youth (2-8 years old) to develop critical reading and comprehension skills. Based on the learning triangle, workshops are comprised of viewing a segment of PBS Kid's programming, reading several short stories, and doing art activities to incorporate the material. And each family will take home a FREE BOOK! These free monthly events are sponsored by First5 Humboldt, Humboldt Area Foundation, The Humboldt Arts Council, and KEET TV.


Family Fun Night programs are an opportunity for your school to invite families to visit in the evening filled with fun, educational activities hosted by KEET-TV Ready To Learn. Each program features at least six activities based on a PBS program, giving participants ideas about how to extend the learning from the television programs they watch. Activities are generally layered to meet the needs of kindergarteners through fifth grade students, or preschooler specific. Family Fun Night Events are always based on PBS programming, and can meet individual school needs.  Contact Jackie Hamilton for more information at 445-0813.