“Raise a reader this summer,” is the invitation from the PBS Parents’ website. When parents and children enjoy reading together, children develop a love for books and reading that can last a lifetime. PBS Parents offers a number of programs to encourage kids to read. Scholastics’ Summer Challenge is a program where kids can log reading minutes and earn rewards. 99 days of Summer is a program (run with parents.com) that provides fun learning tips and ideas to give your child, “a summer to remember.” PBS Kids Raising Readers is a national effort to use the power of public media to help children (ages 2 to 8) to improve their literary skills. See all of what PBS Parents has to offer at: www.pbs.org/parents/read/
Ameena Matthews, a violence interrupter with the Chicago organization CeaseFire, mediates disputes to prevent gang violence from escalating. She’s one of the people profiled in the documentary The Interrupters, which will air on Frontline later this week.