Sparking family engagement and intergenerational learning with PBS KIDS!

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Did you know PBS KIDS has FREE, research-based, quality resources available to help you bridge the home to school connection? 

As educators, we know that a strong connection between families, communities, and schools has a positive impact on children's educational development. PBS KIDS media is specifically designed to cultivate "learn together" moments, fostering shared learning experiences across generations in various settings such as school, home, libraries, after-school organizations, and camps. 

Intergenerational learning is a cornerstone of the Ready To Learn Initiative, which guides the work at PBS KIDS and the initiatives led by PBS member stations, like SCETV, in their communities. 

Ready To Learn resources, media, and engagement activities, empower families, educators, and communities to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to support children's growth and learning in key areas.
  • Access tools and resources to support children's learning anytime, anywhere, and gain confidence in using them effectively.
  • Contribute to children's learning progress through intergenerational learning experiences.

The PBS KIDS activity starters collection is an easy way to encourage parents to be deliberate when watching PBS KIDS shows. All PBS KIDS shows are created with a learning target in mind, so these activities can help take the guilt out of screen time and equip parents with conversation starters to create a co-viewing experience and extend the learning.

You can explore the entire library of Ready To Learn resources on PBS LearningMedia. My favorite collections are Molly of Denali, Lyla In The Loop and Work It Out Wombats. Explore on your own and find the resources that best suit your students and community.

Stay tuned for exciting Ready To Learn and SCETV news in the coming weeks! Happy Learning!