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Bytes and Books

Bytes and Books activity at the Wakulla Education Center lead by Beth Williams from The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS).

Launched in 2013, Bytes and Books is part of the scope of Ready To Learn work WFSU shares throughout the academic school year. This year our program can be experienced monthly in Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla and Gadsden Counties, where we partner with the Florida Diagnostics and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) and Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN) to create trans-media lessons and activities for preschoolers, their parents and their teachers. Our schedule is accessible below. Please feel free to join us or contact us (hpower@fsu.edu or tweinstein@fsu.edu) for more information.

This program emphasizes pre-literacy strategies and models how to blend PBS KIDS media, storytelling and hands-on activities to create an inexpensive and dynamistic learning experience. The learning introduced in either the chosen book or video is reinforced by the lesson/activity — and each child receives a book at the end of the program to take home. Using PBS KIDS shows like Ready Jet Go!, Nature Cat and The Cat in Hat Knows A lot About Thatto just name a few, students love learning about science concepts and exploring the world around them.

To find out where and when we are visiting your county, please view the 2017-2018 PDF schedule. No need to register, please just visit us on the day of the event.

Program Schedule
2017-2018 Schedule (PDF download)

Lesson Downloads

Bytes and Books Calendar (Main text has info)
Wakulla Education Center Calendar 2018-2019
Free program for Pre-schoolers. Wakulla programs take place from 10 – 11 am.

  • Sept 6
  • Oct 11
  • Nov 1
  • Dec 6
  • Jan 10
  • Feb 21

Bytes and Books Calendar (Main text has info)
Havana Public Library Calendar 2018-2019
Free program for Pre-schoolers. Havana programs take place from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

  • Sept 1
  • Nov 3
  • Feb 2
  • Apr 16

calendar - info in text below
Jefferson County K-12 Calendar 2018-2019
Free program for Pre-schoolers. All events take place from 10:45 – 11:45 am.

  • Sept 4
  • Oct 2
  • Nov 6
  • Dec 4
  • Jan 8
  • Feb 5
  • Apr 2
  • May 7

PBS Ready Jet Go! Space Camp

Curiosity about space starts very early. As soon as kids are old enough to look up at the night sky, they begin to wonder: what is up there? Is there life somewhere, impossibly far away? Can we get there?Coming Summer 2019

Sensational Science Camp with Ruff Ruffman

Resources from the Ruff Ruffman show crate an exciting camp experience for kids five to eight.

Odd Squad: Be the Agent Camp

t the “Be the Agent Camp,” children will take on the role of an Odd Squad Agent. Campers can spend five days as Odd Squad agents, solving odd cases and creating useful gadgets by using teamwork, math knowledge, science and more.

PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp

Learn to code with PBS KIDS.

WFSU Summer Challenge

Did you miss our Alert Today Florida Summer of Adventure Celebration / Summer Challenge Kick-Off this year? Never fear! We can still supply you with everything you need for a learning-filled summer, all for FREE.