PBS offers many resources for teachers and parents to share with kids in different age groups and learning levels. Through the websites listed and linked below, you'll discover a variety of activities and tools designed to be used in classrooms, at-home educational experiences, and just for fun. Some sites may require you to create a free account.
A national survey of parents with children ages 2-6 found that media and technology are an essential part of preparing children to enter elementary school. Overwhelmingly, PBS KIDS stands out as the most trusted and relied upon media brand for this school readiness, ranking first in delivering on every measured skill.
We're proud to broadcast more than 12 hours of PBS Kids programs every weekday on East Tennessee PBS (channel 2 or 15 for most viewers).
When asked how well networks prepare children for school, 86% say PBS KIDS helps a lot/somewhat, topping the next closest network by 14%. Parents also rank PBS KIDS as the kids’ media brand most likely to offer activities and products that support basic math (86%), basic reading (83%), life skills (78%), social skills (77%), emotional skills (75%), personal hygiene (69%) and basic writing (67%).
Improving Kids’ Behavior
In addition, PBS KIDS leads all networks in improving kids’ behavior, with 74% of parents saying their child exhibits more positive behavior after engaging with the network. Other networks have a smaller positive impact on behavior, with the next closest at 61%.
No other brand serves families as well as PBS KIDS. Results show that parents are far more likely to use PBS KIDS content for school readiness than content from other networks in every category, including TV shows (65%), websites (58%), computer games and activities (58%) and apps (56%).
"Scrub a Pup" in this Martha Speaks game.
Play a game of "memory" by matching words with their missing letters.