Education Resources for Families
Resources for Teachers, Students, and Families
You are the center of all we do, and we’re committed to providing unique educational experiences to empower you to learn, grow, and explore.
Let’s be honest, this is a really challenging and overwhelming time, but we’ve been working diligently with our partners, to create educational resources that you can use while learning from home.
On-air, we have partnered with local school officials to create an at-home learning program schedule that aligns with curriculum and learning objectives on PBS KIDS 24/7, available on channel 45.3, Comcast 2/200, and EPB 4, from 6am to 6pm each weekday.
This programming includes explorations in science, nature, literature, math, reading, and social studies for Pre-K through 12th grade learners.
Additionally, the Tennessee Department of Education is providing educational classroom content from 11am to 1pm everyday on 45.1 and 4 hours of learning content after 6pm in the evening. Teachers and families can find the Department’s accompanying lesson plans for Grades 1st-8th at PBS Teaching Tennessee.
Here you can find printable educational resources for students without access to digital technology or Wi-Fi.
PBS Education Resources
The PBS Ready to Learn 2015-2020 Initiative provides free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers, and parents build early science and literacy skills in Prek-3rd grade learners.
You don’t need a TV to access our PBS KIDS educational programming! Visit PBS KIDS Live TV for access to a live broadcast of PBS KIDS 24/7 online or on your mobile devices. Watch live or pick and choose episodes of your favorite shows for learning in science, math, or reading. You can also download the free PBS KIDS Video App for clips and videos on the go.
Join celebrities and PBS KIDS authors for PBS KIDS Read-Alongs where, each week, they read aloud their favorite books. You can also find fun activities related to the story for the whole family to do, so you can play as you read along!
PBS Learning Media is an education hub for teachers, students, and families! Here you can find free curated, standards-aligned videos, interactive experiences, lesson plans, activities, and more on all subjects and for all grade levels. These resources are available in English and Spanish.
You can stay up to date with PBS KIDS content through their Facebook Page and find new things to watch, learn, or play each day!
PBS also offers a variety of engaging educational videos for all ages on the PBS YouTube Channel! For videos and activities specifically for early and young learners, you can check out the PBS KIDS YouTube Channel.
PBS Wellness Resources
PBS for Parents provides resources for families on activities and strategies for learning at home and coping with stress. Check out some of our favorites like: “How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus”, “How to Prepare Children for Unexpected Events and Emergencies”, “8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids' Energy”, “How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus” / ”Como hablar con tus hijos sobre el Coronavirus”, “Draw Your Feelings Activity”, and “Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News”.
Our friends at Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. Visit Caring for Each Other and join all your favorite characters like Elmo, Abby, Grover, and Cookie Monster for videos, activities, printables, and resources to help your family find ways to breathe, laugh, learn, cope, and play together. You can also find additional Sesame Street resources on how to stay healthy at Sesame Street in Communities: Health Emergenciesand in Spanish at Emergencias de salud.
Join Daniel Tiger and Arthur as they navigate When Something Scary Happens. Here you can find activities, videos, and resources to that help families cope in emergencies and other challenging times
Through their Resources to help Families during COVID-19 page, our friends at Fred Rogers Productions are supporting families who are now trying to find their new "normal" during the coronavirus. You can find virtual events, videos, activities, crafts, recipes, and other social initiatives like virtual story times all aimed at helping families learn, de-stress, and cope. You can watch and play along with all your favorites like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! These resources are also available in Spanish at Recursos para ayudar a las Familias durante el COVID-19.