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THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND THE NATIONAL PTA PRESENT SUMMERTIME TIPS FOR PARENTS

 THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND THE NATIONAL PTA PRESENT
 SUMMERTIME TIPS FOR PARENTS
 NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Summertime Tips For Parents, a series of ten 30-second public service announcements that highlight practical summertime learning activities for parents to share with their children, begin airing June 20 on "Assignment Discovery," which airs weekdays on The Discovery Channel cable television network from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (EDT).
 Summertime Tips is jointly produced by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Discovery Channel.
 "The long days of summer are an excellent time for parents to become more actively involved in their children's education," said Nancy Stover, vice president of Educational Television for Discovery Networks. "These participatory Summertime Tips can help parents instill within their children the importance of learning -- and to have a lot of fun along the way, too."
 "Learning is an on-going process that doesn't take a break during the summer," said PTA president Pat Henry. "These Summertime Tips are excellent ways for parents to stay involved in their children's educations as well as demonstrate that learning is a life-long endeavor."
 The Discovery Channel and the National PTA's "Summertime Tips For Parents" include:
 "I Can Cans" -- Cover empty cans with colored paper and label them "I Can Cans." When a child learns a new skill, have them write it on a piece of paper and drop it in the can. Review the contents every few weeks to help develop interpersonal communication skills and increase self-esteem.
 "Get Involved" -- Participate in children's summertime school activities by offering assistance to teachers. Parents will develop a stronger relationship with their children's teacher and stress the importance of participating in school activities to their children.
 "Personal Interview" -- Have children interview a relative, neighbor or friend about world events that happened before they were born. Then, together with your child, watch a Discovery Channel documentary or visit the library to learn more about the events.
 "Summertime Chronicles" -- Encourage "latchkey" kids to record a description of their day's events on cassette tape while they are still fresh in their minds. Listen to the tape with the children in the evening to improve discussion and memory skills.
 "Fantastic Field Trips" -- Take advantage of community events that offer educational rewards such as book fairs or a trip to the local museum to expand children's knowledge of their own hometowns.
 "Plan a Family Outing" -- Have children pick a location of the map and, just like the travelers in a Discovery Channel adventure, help them plan a trip to an exciting new territory. Encourage children to study the location by
reading books and newspapers prior to the trip. Then allow children to function as tour guides to demonstrate what they've learned from reading.
 "Rejoicing In Reading" -- Take time to read with your child every day. Pick a popular book and read round-Robin style, asking each family member to read a sentence, paragraph or chapter. Encourage older children to read to younger siblings.
 "Don't Stow It, Show It" -- Show off children's artwork, original stories and photography on refrigerator doors or entire family bulletin boards. Examine each child's changing display and have them talk about their work. When changing exhibits, save the pictures in dated files to save for rainy day viewing.
 "Become An Informed Parent" -- Join a parent education program to find out what works with today's kids. Learn to listen to your children and have them clearly express their interests and concerns.
 "Talking Texts" -- Ask children to read any of their books or magazines to you while doing household chores. When they finish a paragraph or chapter, ask them questions about what they just read to help expand their understanding of a particular thought or idea.
 Discovery Networks, a unit of Discovery Communications, manages and operates the Discovery Channel, which is the nation's fifth largest cable TV network serving 57.2 million households, and The Learning Channel, serving 16.8 million households.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: VHS and 3/4 inch copies of "Summertime Tips For Parents" are available for review./
 /CONTACT: John Morgan of Discovery Channel, 212-475-8030/ CO: Discovery Channel ST: New York IN: SU:


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