Click to see the latest issue of KERA’s e-newsletter for families of younger children. It features fun activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Subscribe to get your own weekly copy inside!
Click to find KERA's daily schedules for children's TV shows. Plus, you can link to videos, games and other activities to extend the skills kids earn from their favorite programs.
Click to start a summer of adventure in KERA’s Summer Learning Challenge. This year’s Challenge includes a STEAM packet (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with activities, games and parent resources to keep your child engaged and eligible for prizes.
Ready for Life provides tools to help teachers, parents and caregivers raise children who are socially and emotionally healthy and ready to succeed in school and life. The site has videos, guidebooks and other resources in four topics: Attachment & Socialization, Early Literacy, Nutrition & Fitness and Temperament. The guidebooks contain detailed information and learning activities -- in English and Spanish.
Foster students’ interest in reading and writing, and encourage positive social skills with this collection of classroom resources from Arthur. Aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 8, these resources feature entertaining and educational activities for use at and away from the computer. Topics include: Art; Creative Thinking and Problem Solving; Diversity Appreciation and Understanding; Dramatic Play and Creative Movement; Language and Literacy; Life Skills; Math; Music; Science and Health; and Social and Emotional Development.
Active learning begins with curiosity! The Curious George STEM Collection helps young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building, and simple machines. Lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a popular animated program that teaches social-emotional skills to preschoolers ages 2 - 4. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.
Nutrition concepts are not as complicated as people think! Fizzy’s goal is to provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The Lunch Lab provides practical and positive examples of healthy eating and regular exercise within the framework of an entertaining format. Our advisory board makes sure the information provided meets scientific and educational goals.
This collection from PBS LearningMedia provides dozens of resources for homeschooling families, including interactive content, lesson planning support, and professional development tools. The materials include videos, interactive games, and lessons designed to support one-on-one learning and self-paced, student-driven inquiry.
The In Defense of Food curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop practical tools for healthier eating. Even though scientists know a lot about nutrition and health, the messages that reach adolescents about healthy eating have become increasingly complex and contradictory. And at an age where they are gaining independence to make their own food choices, they are barraged with advertising that urges them to consume more and more highly processed food products—soda, chips, junk food and fast food. The IDOF curriculum can help students learn why it is important to eat healthfully, investigate how food companies influence their food choices, and create action plans for changing their eating habits.
Games starring Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Sid the Science Kid and a few other favorites have been translated into Spanish.
PBS Kids gathers apps, albums, E-Books, and other fun stuff, including wallpaper, on this site full of downloadables for favorite Kids shows. Media categories are searchable by shows, skills and age. Skills are categorized by Science, Creativity, Reading, Math, Literacy, Music, and Social-Emotional.
This trove of games builds on skills taught in PBS Kids shows and feature favorite characters. The games are searchable in several ways: newest, most popular, and more than two dozen topics and skills (dinosaurs, healthy habits and creativity as well as math, reading and science).
PBS Kids is always working on something new—and usually several "somethings" at once! Whether it is new apps using math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, click here to find the latest and most innovative from PBS Kids.
Find a wide array of information on favorite PBS Children’s programs, including video clips, games, apps, activities, stories and other digital resources that reinforce skills introduced on the shows.
LearningMedia is independently operated by PBS. This searchable site has more than 100,000 videos, activities, games, lesson plans, articles and other resources. It has something for all grade levels and most subjects, along with tools for lesson prep.
ScratchJr is a creative app from PBS Kids that helps children ages 5-8 learn core coding concepts as they create their own interactive stories and games using PBS Kids characters. It is FREE and available for iPad and Android tablets.
Engage preschoolers in everyday learning by teaching core skills in math, literacy, STEM, and social and emotional development with the fun songs and skits by the Sesame Street crew. This site has hundreds of videos, printable materials, cross-platform educational games and STEM educator guides.
The world of Thomas & Friends is a place with a strong community spirit, typified by a universal willingness to embrace good manners and hard work, and a desire to be “really useful." Teachers can use the video segments and learning materials to foster social and emotional growth in prekindergarten students, as well as with students on the autism spectrum in grades PK-3.