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The Importance of Teaching a Child Manners and Etiquette – “Blueberry’s Clubhouse”

In today's world, well-mannered children will stand out for all the right reasons. Saying, "Please," and "Thank you," and using their table manners will leave a lasting positive impression in people’s minds, clearing them a path to succeed in their lives. Find out why and when to get started – plus, five easy ways to build good habits into your everyday routine – with our “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” friend Monica Herrera of Proper Way Academy.

"Blueberry's Clubhouse: The Summertime Friendship Feast!"

This week on “Blueberry's Clubhouse,” we’re kicking off a brand new set of adventures and meeting new friends at the mess hall! Come with us to explore friendships, food and cultures at 9:07 a.m. inside “Rise and Shine” with “The Summertime Friendship Feast!” and keep reading to learn what you have to look forward to!

Welcome to “Rise and Shine: Week 4”

We hope you have learned a lot during the first three weeks of “Rise and Shine!” Our extensive educational program is designed to make summer learning fun and to help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. We have a lot of fun planned for you in Week 4. Check out what’s on the way after the jump.

“Arkansas Dairy Bars” – A New Project

When I mention dairy bars to people who don’t live in Arkansas, I often get a blank stare. But, with 94 amazing options across The Natural State, you can feed your nostalgia, enjoy some of the best options around and stay safe, even in the COVID-19 age. Read on to see a little bit of what’s kept these outstanding Arkansas establishments in business for all these years and how you can explore them with us in “Arkansas Dairy Bars” starting Aug. 19! 

MTCC Explores Talking Histories on “Blueberry’s Clubhouse”

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is excited to help kick off summertime learning with a lesson on oral history! During the “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” premiere July 23, kids can learn how to research and collect their own family stories, and you can learn more about sharing with your little ones now with Curator Courtney Bradford.

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Family Day Dilemma”

In the season premiere of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2,” we’re learning that families come in all shapes and sizes with Blueberry, Max and all of our Camp Onomatopoeia friends! Learn more about the episode and find fun family activities after the jump.

Welcome to "Rise and Shine: Week 3"

We hope you have learned a lot during the first two weeks of “Rise and Shine”! Our extensive educational program is designed to make summer learning fun and to help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. We have lots of fun planned for you in “Week 3.” Check out what’s on the way after the jump.

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” returns to Arkansas PBS July 23

Explore the power of empathy when “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” returns to Arkansas PBS with an all-new second season starting Friday, July 23! Learn about upcoming episodes – created in partnership with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts – for our original pre-K-2 program, friends new and old, and partners from across The Natural State after the jump.

"Rise and Shine" - Coming Up for Week Two

We hope you enjoyed the first week of “Rise and Shine,” our extensive educational program designed to make summer learning fun and help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. We're back for week two with more fun, educational segments. Find out what's coming up this week after the jump.

Where the Gleam Comes From – “Arkansas Good Roots”

What is it that makes agritourism work? Is it a special kind of twinkle in someone’s spirit or a general spark in a certain locale? In our July edition of “Good Roots,” we’re exploring some of Arkansas’s unique operations to take a closer look and see if we can uncover the magic that makes this type of production possible for producers and communities. Dive deeper in host Lauren McCullough's latest blog!

Remembering John Carter and Victims of Racial Terror – July Vlog With Clarice and Kwami

In this episode of Clarice and Kwami Abdul-Bey's Arkansas PBS vlog, watch as they discuss the recent dedication of a historical marker in remembrance of the life of John Carter who, at age 22 in 1927, was the last known victim of racial terror lynching in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

"Rise and Shine" - Coming up for Week 1

“Rise and Shine,” an extensive educational program designed to make summer learning fun and offer K-5 students an engaging way to gain academic knowledge between school years, will kick off Tuesday, July 6, on Arkansas PBS. From engaging lessons, taught by Arkansas Teachers of the Year, to virtual field trips with partners around the state, find out what's in store for week 1.

Behind the Scenes of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2”

From a new look to new friends, there’s a lot of fun coming your way in “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” starting July 23! See what it took to build the world of Camp Onomatopoeia, and learn more about the new season and all of the summer excitement we have in store after the jump!

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” YouTube Live Sneak Peek

Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m. you can take part in a special YouTube Live event and get a sneak peek at “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2”! Read on to see how you can meet the people and creatives behind the Arkansas PBS original series, hear from the music makers and maybe even catch a glimpse of everyone’s favorite blue camper.

“Rise and Shine” to Fight Summer Learning Loss

Arkansas PBS and the Arkansas Department of Education are joining forces to battle summer learning loss with our new program, “Rise and Shine!” Find out how it will help Arkansas kids in grades K-5 retain and reinforce all they’ve learned this year, which Arkansas Teacher of the Year friends you can expect to see again, and some of the amazing places across The Natural State and the PBS KIDS universe we’ll be exploring after the jump.

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