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Nine PBS Educator and Caregiver Toolkit

Nine PBS Educator and Caregiver Toolkit

Guided by our commitment to serve the community and our strong foundation in education, Nine PBS connects partners, childcare providers, and families with trusted PBS KIDS resources, opportunities, and information to advance outcomes in our youngest, and most vulnerable, learners.

This online learning toolkit streamlines Nine PBS’s early learning resources into one easy-to-use place for educators, parents, and caregivers. The goal is to decrease the digital divide and increase literacy, school readiness, and the quality of education. 

You will find links to schedules, trusted educational content, activities, learning goals, and targeted resources for teachers and for parents. 

Click here to download our printable toolkit! (PDF)


ON AIR

 

For many families, distance learning can be overwhelming. As a service to the entire community, Nine PBS broadcasts weekday lessons from area teachers. With Teaching in Room 9, children get quality instructions in the fundamentals of reading and math, letters and sounds, friends and feelings, art, movement, and science. Watch live or stream on Nine PBS’s YouTube channel.


NINE PBS LEARNING RESOURCES

PBS KIDS Family and Community Facilitator Guides:
Ready Jet Go: Educators | Parents
Ruff Ruffman: Educators | Parents


FAMILIES CAN WATCH PBS KIDS ANYTIME

PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and Nine PBS’s community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way.

Families can watch PBS KIDS free on Nine PBS (9.1), Nine PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (9.2), and the PBS Video App (on mobile and connected-TV devices), plus Spectrum digital cable and streaming on DirecTV Stream and YouTube TV.


PBS KIDS EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

PBS KIDS shows are rooted in educational and learning opportunities around specific topics and age ranges. Explore all of our show and find out how they help children grow and thrive.

Download PBS KIDS Learning Goals PDF: English | Spanish


TEACHERS

PBS and the Nine PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you, at PBSLearningMedia.org.

 

As schools close, Nine PBS Learning Media provides educational content online that is perfect for distance learning and resources which are searchable by subject, grade (Pre-K, Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School), and standard.

 

Share these resources with your families through your school website, direct email or via Facebook, Twitter, See-Saw or other school-approved parent communication apps.

 
 

Join the Nine PBS Teachers Corner and tell us what resources you need and start the conversations you want to have with other St. Louis area teachers. We will keep a steady drum beat of awesome PBS teacher resources we have access to, but hope you also chime in with what is working for you and your students, parents, and fellow teachers. Join the conversation!

Tell us what you need

We want to make sure we provide teachers with access to the resources and ideas that are going to help them. Do you have a suggestion or comment about what can be added or changed with this toolkit? Join the Facebook group above and post a message, or email us at contactus@ninepbs.org.

PARENTS

Explore resources to help you raise kind, curious and resilient children. Find parenting tips, hands-on activities, games, and apps featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters, at PBS KIDS for Parents.

 
 

The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.  No subscription required.

 

The PBS KIDS Games app has nearly 200 educational games like Cookie Monster's Challenge and Play and Learn Science, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere.

PBS KIDS.org offers children educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows so children can learn while they play.


TO YOUR PHONE

Bright by Text has partnered with Nine PBS to provide research-based tips and links to trusted resources that help subscribing parents and caregivers support the learning and development of children. The texting service is available in English and Spanish. Current messages focus on helpful ways to talk to your children about COVID-19, as well as activities to do at home, how to manage stress during an outbreak, and more. Text CARE to 274448 or visit ninepbs.org/care to sign-up right now.

Find Kids Programs on the Nine PBS and Nine PBS KIDS Schedule