KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2018

» NOTE: We have reached capacity for the KERA Kids Summer Learning Celebration on Thursday, July 12 and are no longer taking RSVPs. (Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 KERA Summer Learning Challenge.)

Dive into KERA’s annual summer of learning

Welcome to KERA’s 4th annual Summer Learning Challenge! This year, we are focusing on summer reading and fun adventures with PBS Kids characters from Super Why, Nature Cat, Wild Kratts and Splash and Bubbles.

First step is to register for the Challenge:

The program includes calendars with daily activities, tips for parents, resources for summer reading and special summer events. Stay updated on upcoming events by checking this page, signing up for the Full STEAM Ahead email newsletter and joining the KERA Summer Learning Challenge Facebook group.

As part of The Great American Read initiative from PBS, we’re also launching PBS KIDS Read to help children build habits of reading for pleasure. KERA’s materials include PBS KIDS Read resources along with suggested reading lists and other cool activities from some of your favorite characters.
All registered children and families are invited to complete the summer activity checklist with a chance to earn cool PBS and KERA Kids books and giveaways.


EVENT: KERA Kids Summer of Adventure Celebration

*NOTE: This event is now full and we are no longer taking RSVPs.

KERA Kids is celebrating Summer Learning Week with a special event here at KERA.

When: Saturday, July 14 from 10am–1pm
Where: KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, Texas 75201

Activities will include:

PBS KIDS Read literacy & activity stations: Children and parents can engage in activities that promote reading and literacy, highlighting some of your favorite PBS characters.
Special performance: By the Laughter League with the Magic Storybook
PBS Playtime Zone: Children can visit our playtime zone and enjoy activities on the PBS playtime pads.
Meet Nature Cat and Super Why! They’ll stop by to visit all of our special friends who are participating in the Summer Learning Challenge at these times:

» 10am – Nature Cat
» 10:30am – Super Why!
» 12pm – Nature Cat
» 12:30pm – Super Why

This event is open to children and families participating in the KERA Kids Summer Learning Challenge.


*Can’t see the calendar above? Click here.


Resource station


Borrow these books

For participants living in the Dallas area, browse children’s and young adult books available for checkout from Dallas public libraries. Learn how to get a Dallas library card here.

Questions? Email the KERA Community Engagement Department.

Are you a teacher, homeschool parent or other educator? Follow KERA Learn! on Pinterest.

Join the KERA Summer Reading Challenge Facebook group.

Sign up for the Full STEAM Ahead email newsletter.

Sign up for our Start Smart text messages to receive easy tips on engaging with young children.