6 Ways to Smooth the Back-to-School Transition
We all know it’s nearly here - backpacks and lunch boxes have been dug out of storage and the scent of freshly sharpened pencils is filling the air! But, as virtually all of us can testify, after summer break, the back-to-school transition can be tough. We have six ideas for making it easier!
Isabella Nguyen Named PBS KIDS Writers Contest Finalist
Little Rock’s Isabella Nguyen has been named a finalist in the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Isabella’s original story, “Be Yourself,” earned first place among second grade entries in Arkansas’s local contest in May.
PBS Parent Tools
PBS Parents provides the tools and resources for parents to be their children's best first teacher. PBS Parents is a trusted resource that's filled with information on child development and early learning that is searchable by topic, age, theme or keyword. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs. pbs.org/parents
Child Development Tracker
Learn the milestones and how to talk to kids from birth through teenage years.
Adopt strategies for literacy, math and arts. Includes a bookfinder, home-school resources and more.
Fun and Games
Find printables, activities, online games.
Food and Fitness
Find recipes, smart snacks, tips on getting kids to eat right, fitness milestones and more.
Issues and Advice
How to talk about tragedies, advice for military families, raising girls/boys, children and media.
AETN PBS LearningMedia
Access more than 30,000 curriculum-aligned digital resources from 90 trusted media partners, and search, save, and share with ease.
PBS KIDS Island - Literacy activities and tracker
PBS KIDS Island provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom. Built on a literacy framework and scaffolded to preschool reading curriculum, PBS KIDS Island tracks a child's progress, helping parents, caregivers and teachers identify areas where the child may need additional support. pbskids.org/island
Ready To Learn
Ready To Learn is an effective children's media program that includes high-quality trans-media content and is unparalleled in its impact, value and necessity. The math- and literacy-based educational programming created by Ready To Learn provides families with effective, non-commercial content that helps prepare kids for success in school and narrows the achievement gap. pbskids.org/readytolearn
PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.
PBS KIDS Raising Readers utilizes reading-focused PBS KIDS multimedia content, including television programming, Web content and games for parents and teachers, professional development for caregivers and teachers, and curriculum for preschool and Kindergarten settings. pbs.org/read.
PBS KIDS Lab
PBS KIDS Lab is built on the belief that every new technology is an opportunity for learning.PBS works closely with researchers and advisers every step of the way, from building curriculum frameworks to ensure that content aligns to state and national standards, to testing early prototypes with kids. PBS KIDS Lab shares the latest and greatest in digital learning for the classroom and at home. pbs.org/lab.
PBS KIDS PLAY for Pre-K to 1st grade
PBS' first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including at the grocery store, in a car, in the kitchen and many more. pbskidsplay.org