KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2018 Summer Learning Challenge ended August 9. All completed checklists must be received by Friday, August 31 in order to receive the prize pack.

Welcome to KERA’s summer of learning

KERA’s 4th 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 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 are focusing on summer reading and fun adventures with PBS Kids characters from Super Why, Nature Cat, Wild Kratts and Splash and Bubbles.

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. PBS Kids Read materials are located in the resource station below.


*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.

Join our Facebook group! See photos of families at KERA summer events and participating in SLC activities, and share your own.



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.