You probably grew up watching PBS KIDS and know it is a safe and nurturing place for children. As we begin the first day of at-home learning for thousands of children on Monday, Detroit PBS KIDS wants to be your partner in providing the very best in educational programming and resources. We will give you ideas daily to support in-home learning and fun activities that bring to life the learning provided by Detroit PBS KIDS television programming.
PARENTS: Making Kids Feel Safe
This is a stressful time for everyone and especially for our youngest learners, whose routines are about to undergo a major change – change that they may not fully understand.
If you aren’t sure how to start the conversation, this short article on how to talk to your kids should help.
We recommend making the conversation E.A.S.Y. when discussing issues like this with young children:
- Eye level
- Age Appropriate Language
- Soft voice
- Yield to allow children to share thoughts or ask questions
Looking for more? The Daniel Tiger team has a suggested activity to help calm your 2-8-year-old.
Check out even more resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).
PARENTS: Learning Resources and Activities
Featured App: PBS KIDS Games
PBS KIDS Games app has more than 100 free games for your 2-8-year-olds. In this safe learning environment, kids learn science, math reading, creativity and more. Play mazes, puzzles, dress-up, coloring and more. The games feature their favorite PBS KIDS characters and help teach everything from the ABC’s and shapes to reading and math. Free for iOS and Android devices in the app store, and no in-app purchases required.
Preschool to Grade 2: Make a Boat
Will a toy car float? How about a tin pie plate? In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Nick and Sally test some objects in their backyard wading pool (a bathtub makes a good substitute), to see what will float and what won’t.
Grades 3-5: Measuring Length Precisely
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must remove a voice box from a giant statue without touching the laser alarms that protect it. They need an exact measurement, and your student will be asked to help! A ruler is needed.
Grades 6-8:Dunk Tank!
In this interactive math game, learners explore mean, media, mode, range and how to recognize which central tendency best represents a set of data.
Grades 9-12: Making Cents
This video series teaches teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
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