Join Daniel Tiger and friends for a day of community-focused kindness. Families can help with service projects, watch Daniel Tiger videos and take photos with Daniel and Katerina Kittycat. Admission is FREE--donations are accepted. Click for more details!
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!
These resource collections are designed to help teachers and parents discuss topics that may be sensitive or complex, such as race, financial planning and the arts. Many go with reporting projects, documentaries and events presented by KERA or PBS. Resources include video clips, discussion questions, lesson plans and much more.
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.
Fred Rogers changed children's television forever on February 19, 1968, when he went on national public TV, removed his jacket and dress shoes and changed into sweater and sneakers to talk to children on their level. Through this year, KERA and the Fred Rogers Company will commemorate 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with events, special shows, reminiscing and caring for our neighbors.
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.
Start Smart Texas is a literacy program to encourage parents and caregivers to help children learn in everyday situations. Parents can sign up to have learning tips sent to their phones. And families are invited to an event this spring to celebrate learning together. Click to learn more!
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.
This searchable site has more than 100,000 TEKS-aligned resources, including 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. LearningMedia is independently operated by PBS.
PBS Ready To Learn provides free, evidence-based educational resources to help teachers, caregivers and parents build early science and literacy skills in children ages 2 - 8. Introducing children to key STEM concepts early better prepares them for school and boosts their long-term education opportunities. The site includes media-rich, multi-platform resources in the form of videos, games, apps and hands-on activities tied to favorite PBS Kids shows. The site is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant that will enable new materials to be added in coming years.
Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius is here with videos and tips to help students explore and understand the many ups and downs of personal technology. The collection explores four topics with original animation and interactivity—texting, sharing photographs, conducting searches, and finding an appropriate balance of technology and media use. Grades 2-5
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.
The literacy experts at the nonprofit Reading Partners have created colorful tip sheets to help make reading a rich experience for you and your child. Click to find ideas for creating a home library, helping with reading fluency, raising a reader and much more.