PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia offer a variety of free resources to support families and educators:
- The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8 (check local listings).
- The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a livestream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.
- The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS’ other apps here: pbskids.org/apps
- PBS KIDS for Parents offers tips, resources, and an Activity Finder that enables parents to search for educational activities based on their child’s age, favorite show or various topics. Resources to support healthy habits and conversations with children about coronavirus and other tough topics are also available on the site.
- A PBS KIDS Daily newsletter to help parents keep their kids engaged while schools are closed is now available. Each weekday, subscribers receive an email with educational videos, games and related offline activities and tips that families can use at home to encourage play and learning. Sign up here.
- On YouTube and YouTube Kids, PBS KIDS offers educational videos from your favorite characters and more, including this Healthy Habits playlist, with clips that explain germs, encourage hand-washing, and more.
- PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for PreK-12 educators that supports distance learning, and provides resources to help explain the virus and promote healthy habits. Learn more.
- PBS hosted a free webinar for teachers on the topic of distance learning with PBS LearningMedia. Watch the recording here.
The PBS Teachers Lounge blog offers resources to help educators navigate conversations with young children about coronavirus, and to support distance learning.