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Getting Kids Ready For School With PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS is leader in children’s media when it comes to helping kids get ready for school.  With curriculum that helps kids learn important social, emotional and life skills as well as academic skills like early literacy, math, science and more, PBS KIDS is a great place to find age-appropriate resources that help kids get started for a lifetime of success.

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Summer Learning Ideas

While your kids explore the wonder of words, nature, creative writing and hands-on learning with WILD KRATTS, WORDGIRL, DINOSAUR TRAIN, CURIOUS GEORGE and other PBS KIDS friends in the TV schedule, we’ve also got some tips and ideas to help you have fun learning with your kids all summer long. Read more.

Summer Reading Tips
Research shows that children who read build skills that support their academic and personal success. Here are our top tips to help you and your child explore reading all year round.

  • Tip #1: Integrate reading adventures into your daily routine. Read more.
  • Tip #2: Explore your local library. Read more.
  • Tip #3: Bring learning tools with you on the road. Read more.
  • Tip #4: Find educational activities you and your child can do together indoors and outdoors. Read more.
  • Tip #5: Look for books and programs that feature your child’s favorite characters. Read more.


How to Use Crafts to Strengthen Your Child’s Reading Muscles
Mixing crafts and reading makes literacy more fun. Traci Paige Johnson, and Angela Santomero, co-creators of Blues Clues, share crafty tips that your kids will love. Watch the video.

Take A Walk with Daniel Tiger

Children can find all kinds of treasures everywhere and it’s an opportunity for friends to build a relationship as they explore together. With these tips fromDaniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, you can take a summer stroll in your neighborhood that helps your child notice – and appreciate- the world around him. Read more.

Father’s Day Books

This Father’s Day, set aside some time to read books about dad with your child. PBS Parents suggests 15 of our favorite books celebrating fathers. Read more.  

DIY Father’s Day Cards

This Father’s Day, make a silly sticky-note card! The kids will have a blast, and Dad will get a kick out of all the accessories. This project allows you to make accessories that fit the personality of your dad or the man in your child’s life. Learn how.

Take PBS KIDS With You!
Whether you’re at home or on the road this summer, PBS KIDS can be your partner in on-the-go learning. With our award-winning mobile apps (including the PBS KIDS video player) and PBS KIDS video available for download you can ensure your kids will have a trusty educational travel companion all summer long. Stop by our PBS KIDS Raising Readers home at iTunes and download a free episode each week this summer starting June 3rd!