Welcome to the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program! This program was developed to accompany the Martha Speaks television series, the cross-age reading program is an innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books and reading.
Currently KCPT has 9 schools in the Kansas City area that are utilizing the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program, for more information how to add the program to your school email Gary Brock, Director of Education – [email protected]
KCPT offers four free early childhood workshops each year in October, January, March and May. The Family Conservancy provide trainers and each teacher receives 2 hours of credit. This service is provided by the generous funding from the Sprint Foundation and the Francis Foundation. We hope you will continue to check back for the 2014 – 2015 topics.
Topics covered this year were:
Brain Development – What Are Babies Thinking About in the First 5 Years of Life
Quality Questions: Moving Beyond “Tell Me About Your Picture”
Circle Time Tips and Techniques
It’s All About the Words: Environmental Print
For information contact Gary Brock, Director of Education – [email protected]
Come and enjoy literacy activities waiting for you and your children at one of the current Metro locations: