Do You and Your Kids Need Help with Homework?

The New TVOParents.com is Your Secret Weapon

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TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - As kids begin the challenge of a new school year, so begins the homework challenge. To ease the fear and frustration, TVO has created the parent's secret weapon: the new TVOParents.com. Launching today, it is a curated space that helps parents feed their child's mind, body and soul.

Fully integrated with tvokids.com, TVOParents.com shows you how every TVOKids program or game addresses the Ontario school curriculum and gives you access to essential tools like the TVOKids Homework Zone. This one-of-a-kind resource aggregates TVO's extensive inventory of curriculum-linked videos, games and activities into an easy-to-navigate environment where your kids can practice math, science and literacy concepts they've learned in school.

All of TVOParents.com's content is organized around three key areas that are fundamental to kids' success in school and life: School and Learning; Health and Development; Social and Emotional. Themed pages are designed to easily pull and display content from across the site that is related to any one issue or topic.

The all-new TVOParents.com offers an extensive video library, audio podcasts, blogs, feature articles and more, addressing the many issues that affect your child's learning: When should your child read?; How can you help your child cope with change?; What are the big developmental and physical milestones to watch for? 

TVOParents.com's Cheryl Jackson, on-camera host, journalist, blogger and mother of three, has contributed more than 250 videos. Jackson and the team have also posted more than 400 articles and 400 blogs, ranging from research on education and parenting trends to coverage of education-focused events and initiatives across the province.

TVOParents.com has also developed a series of multilingual resources designed to help parents become their children's first, best teacher. Easy-to access videos such as How to Read to your Child; How to Count with Your Child; How to Explore Science with your Child; and Learn Math through Games are available in English, French, Cayuga, Farsi, Mandarin, Mohawk, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

Looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information from TVOParents.com? Visitors can now easily connect with TVOParents.com through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, directly on the homepage.

About TVOParents.com
TVOParents.com is a community resource for advice, news, interactive tools, and the latest educational research. It's all designed to help you help your kids succeed in learning, and in life. TVOParents.com brings together parents, caregivers and education experts from across the province in a welcoming, online community.

About TVO
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org

Where to Find TVO

On air:
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas),
Bell TV channel 265 Bell TV TVO HD channel 1265
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Shaw Direct channel 353
    Websites:
tvo.org
tvokids.com
tvoparents.com
ilc.org
    Online:
Yahoo!
YouTube
Rogers On Demand
Online
iTunes
    Connect:
Facebook
Twitter

 

 

Image with caption: "TVOParents.com logo (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110926_C6542_PHOTO_EN_3798.jpg

Image with caption: "Cheryl Jackson (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110926_C6542_PHOTO_EN_3799.jpg

Video with caption: "Video: TVOParents.com - A New Look". Video available at: http://youtu.be/7ZTou214b2Q

SOURCE TVO

For further information:

Media contact:  
Marco Ouji 
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2305
mouji@tvo.org


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