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CWA and KBTC public television announce free workshop on kids' TV

CWA and KBTC public television announce free workshop on kids' TV

posted 2.1.2013

Kids love television; and that’s alright, especially when the TV they watch is educational and age sensitive. Join KBTC public television and Charles Wright Academy for a special, one-hour workshop – Exploring Kids TV. The free workshop is open to all and will be held at Charles Wright on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. The school’s campus is located at 7723 Chambers Creek Road West in Tacoma, Washington.

“KBTC is proud to offer children a safe, trusted environment to explore the world around them and develop a love of learning,” says Susan Barbeau, KBTC’s Community Engagement Associate, “We are committed to providing media that will help each child expand learning opportunities and achieve their fullest potential.”

What do pediatricians and researchers say about television’s influence on child development? How much television is too much? What really constitutes “educational TV”? These are the kinds of questions parents and caregivers often ask and are the focus of this important and useful workshop. The free, 60-minute workshop provides real life tools and tips that will help make each child’s media and life experiences safe and educational. 

“We developed this workshop to help parents and caregivers discover how television is impacting children’s development and learn about the resources available to make any time, learning time,” said Barbeau, “We’re excited to partner with the Charles Wright Academy which is renowned for its educational commitment to children.”

A service of Bates Technical College, KBTC public television serves western Washington from its studios in Tacoma. KBTC provides over 40 hours of children’s educational programming every week and partners with community organizations to enhance the educational experience and improve math, science and literacy skills. KBTC is dedicated to lifelong learning. From the innocence of youth to the wisdom of age, our programs and community partnerships invite each person to explore the diversity of the arts, sciences, literature and humanities. We seek for clarity of all points of view, maintaining traditional journalistic integrity and thoughtful debate.

Charles Wright Academy is a private independent school for college-bound girls and boys from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade, with an elementary school, middle school and high school all on one campus. We are a diverse and inclusive learning community using the power of academic rigor, endless inspiration, and high expectations to help students reach their intellectual, artistic, and athletic best. The school's 100-acre campus is located in Tacoma, near Chambers Bay, and we offer bus service from as far away as Silverdale, Des Moines, Kent, Puyallup, Olympia and Fox Island. 

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