KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2019

KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2019

Welcome to KERA’s summer of learning

Sesame Street
KERA’s fifth-annual Summer Learning Challenge provides parents and caregivers with a structured, ready-made plan for making this a fun, educational summer for children.

The program includes monthly 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.
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.

This year, we focus on space exploration, literacy and social-emotional development with PBS Kids characters from Ready, Jet Go!, Peg+Cat and Molly of Denali.

In honor of Sesame Street’s 50 anniversary, we have activities and special events featuring our friends from our favorite street.

This year’s materials include recommended books from the public library and other cool activities from some of your favorite characters.


Register for the 2019 Summer Learning Challenge here



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


Resource station

Borrow these books

Get ready! The theme for June is space exploration, and June’s challenges will include reading. Browse librarian-picked books from Dallas Public Library and check them out, right here. If you live in a different city than Dallas, then use this list for inspiration before heading out to your own town’s library:


(From the KERA — Children and Space — 2019.05Dallas Public Library)


Want more book recommendations, hand-picked by Dallas librarians? Check out our book-browsing and check-out station.


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 Learning 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.