Family Learning | July 8, 2019

PBS KIDS for Parents Has a New Look

Just in time for summer, PBS KIDS for Parents has a new look! The new site features a variety of material including age-by-age parenting tips, hands-on activities and games. PBS KIDS for Parents is full of activities and resources to help children play and thrive and covers topics ranging from emotions & self-awareness to social skills and character, literacy, math and science. With a show by show break down, parents and caregivers can even tailor t heir experience to feature their childrens’ favorite characters!

Looking for resources to boost learning (and fun) this summer with your children? A special summer feature on the site is Camp PBS KIDS, your go-to guide for making this season a summer full of creativity and fun!

With Camp PBS, parents and caregivers can learn how to beat the summer brain drain, read articles from experts or use printable handouts, worksheets, games and apps from favorite shows such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street.

For hands-on activities, using Camp PBS KIDS’ Super Summer Bucket List, families can dive into summer mode with helpful suggestions for outdoor activities including hiking, playing in the park, or building a fort. Other suggestions include snack recommendations and ideas for rainy days such as learning a song by heart.

 

Here are some of our favorite resources from PBS KIDS for Parents:

 

Camp PBS KIDS Summer Fun:

Summer Activity Booklet

How to Choose the Best Apps for Summer Learning

10 Easy Summer Volunteer Ideas for Families

Blast Off into Space with Ready Jet Go!

Cook with Math!

Encouraging Kids to Enjoy Nature with All of Their Senses

 

Hands-On Activities for your little ones: 

Build a recycled sailboat with Curious George

Test hypotheses while color mixing with friends from Dinosaur Train

Draw a dream garden inspired by Pinkalicious and her local park Emeraldalicious

Make an awesome shapely kite with Cat in the Hat

Create a family handshake with Arthur

 

Articles for Parents and Caregivers: 

Books for Those Glorious Summer Days

Good Night, Sleep Tight: How To Help Young Children Cope With Nighttime Fears

How to Encourage Your Preschooler to Play Independently

Talking to Kids: Families Come In All Shapes and Sizes