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Thursday, June 30, 2016

WNET Adds Two New "New York Parenting Minutes" For a Total of 10 Videos

WNET Adds Two New "New York Parenting Minutes" For a Total of 10 Videos

Each one-minute video is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Bengali.

NEW YORK, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, America's flagship PBS station, is adding two new videos to its well-received roster of eight one-minute pieces entitled New York Parenting Minutes. The new videos, produced for wide digital and social media distribution to parents and caregivers across the city, focus on simple strategies for strengthening early math skills and providing healthy snacks. The two new videos are scheduled to go live this evening by 6 p.m. ET.

Created to promote early childhood learning and positive parenting skills, the collection provides important information about raising young children in an educational and healthy home. Each video page contains links to relevant NYC resources, as well as "Tips & Facts" to help parents implement the video's themes. Like the earlier videos, the two new parenting minutes were developed with input from partners in the NYC Early Learning Network (NYC ELN). The NYC ELN includes approximately 30 representatives from early learning organizations across the city, including museums, libraries, city agencies, and WNET, all of whom work collaboratively to support parents, caregivers, service providers, and advocates.

To serve New York's diverse audience of parents, caregivers, and families more effectively, all 10 videos are available in four languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Bengali. The topics covered are:

1. Having Fun with Words
2. Lead Poisoning Prevention
3. Limiting Soda & Sweet Drinks
4. Making TV Time Learning Time
5. New York City's Cultural Resources
6. Positive Parenting Strategies
7. Pre-K for All
8. Reading with Your Child
9. Early Math (New)*
10. Healthy Snacks (New)*
*The two new videos are scheduled to go live this evening by 6 p.m. ET.

The videos are available for viewing on the WNET Education website. WNET New York Parenting Minutes are presented as part of The American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen Initiative, a major national effort generously supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, promoting collaboration between public media stations and community partners to help keep students on the path to graduation, successful careers, and lifelong learning. The New York Parenting Minutes have also been funded, in part, by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.

About WNET

WNET is America's flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (KidsThirteen, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET's groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere:

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