PBS KIDS Talk About!

Family conversations between children and adults are essential to close relationships.  Watching this video about the new “PBS KIDS Talk About” web series, we see the fun and inspiration that can come from conversations about subjects like bravery, courage, self-confidence, and family.  No wonder PBS KIDS Talk! from KET Education won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Educational and Informational Series!

In addition to being fun and informative, these PBS KIDS talks can serve to model the kinds of conversations family members can  
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PBS KIDS ARTHUR Continues to Motivate

Little wonder why Arthur is the longest-running program on PBS KIDS!  While maintaining the show’s consistent high quality, the Arthur team at GBH in Boston uses compelling issues of our day to motivate characters and inform story lines.  (Case in point is the show’s recent themes on antiracism and COVID.)

In addition, the program continues to provide digital resources that challenge kids to learn while having fun.  Three new Arthur digital games have launched on Continue reading

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

In the past, self care could be perceived as selfish and mental health as something not to be discussed, at least not in public.  Mental health now takes its place in importance alongside  physical health, and Mental Health Awareness Month this May may take on heightened importance given the pressures of the pandemic.

PBS offers educational resources to promote self care

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Family Resources from Sesame Street in Communities

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and from autism to current events and much more, Sesame Street in Communities has a wealth of resources to support families!

Whether celebrating and supporting the uniqueness of every child or addressing difficult and tough times, parents and caregivers will discover intelligent resources for what matters most in young lives: health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and Continue reading

NEPM Nurtures & Celebrates Multigenerational Learning!

This past December New England Public Media provided two Family and Community and Learning (FCL) series from Ready to Learn, a U.S. Department of Education funded initiative.  Each series of four sessions allowed us to introduce children to key STEM and literacy concepts using resources from Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. — A Beacon of Hope

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., 21 October 2011
President Barack Obama was said to have had this quotation woven into the rug of the Oval Office.  After these past months, which highlighted racial injustice, greater political polarization, and unprecedented civic unrest, Dr. King’s words may never have been more important for us to hold as a beacon of hope.
Children, who are not impervious to the news, need to learn about our history and to celebrate leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.  To honor and teach the contributions and sacrifices of Martin L. King, Jr. — around his day and throughout the year — you’ll find a wealth of resources at Continue reading

In Times of Crisis — Fred Rogers Still Offers Us Good Advice

A recent article in Today entitled, We need Mister Rogers’ video messages after 9/11 now more than ever, reminded me how Fred Rogers’ words continue to calm and instruct — both children and adults.  This video was made when Mister Rogers Neighborhood was no longer on the air, and he was said to doubt whether videos such as this one would do any good.

In this video we hear the simple wisdom needed in the aftermath of 9/11 as well as now — when our country and Continue reading

Special Webinar to Support Lesson Planning for New School Routines

PBS LearningMedia understands that you face a challenging, uncertain school year and invites you to join a special webinar on PreK-12 classroom planning this Thursday, September 17 @ 7pm ET.

In advance of the webinar, hosted in partnership with Share My Lesson, all registrants will receive a digital copy of a custom planning kit filled with eight weeks worth of relevant resources.  During the virtual event you’ll learn how to use the Teacher Planning Kits for Continue reading