With three kids learning at home, I'm thankful for virtual learning resources. PBS Kids is one of our favorite family friendly channels. They are a wonderful resource for positive, educational learning. We rely on our local PBS station KCTS9 and all of their great content, as well as the information below.
As the 2020-21 school year continues to evolve, PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia have created new and updated resources to support parents, caregivers and families as they facilitate learning through the end of the year. Below is a sample “fall syllabus” to keep lessons timely, with activities and resources tied to holidays and major events from October to December.
October Activities from PBS
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY (OCT 12): Explore Alaska Native culture this Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the kitchen by making a new recipe with PBS KIDS’ MOLLY OF DENALI
THE ELECTION: Help your child learn about civics, voting and elections as we near the 2020 presidential election with this handy guide
November Activities from PBS
VETERAN’S DAY (NOV 11): Explain the origin of Veteran’s Day and discuss with your child how you can honor the veteran in their life
December Activities from PBS
COLDER WEATHER: Use the change in weather as a way to teach your kid about how the tilt of the earth affects climate and the change in seasons
HOLIDAYS: Help kids understand the many different holidays celebrated around the world this winter through this collection of videos
The PBS KIDS for Parents newsletter also provides timely, curated resources, including video content, digital games, DIY activities, and parent-directed information to support at-home learning as it evolves. In addition, parents can find the latest tips, printables, and other tools to Learn at Home with PBS KIDS.