Learning Resources for Parents & Families
Connecticut Public and PBS KIDS are here to support the most important and challenging job many of us will ever have — parenting and caring for a child. Explore hundreds of trusted resources to help you raise children who are kind, curious, resilient and who will embrace the love of learning for a lifetime. Many of these resources are also available in Spanish.
Connecticut Public’s weekly “Learning Snacks” newsletter is a quick, curated collection of free activities, games, recipes, and videos that will keep your child’s hungry mind fed and busy hands engaged. Help them to create, discover and develop while playing and having fun!
PARENTALOGIC is a digital series from PBS NOVA focuses on the science behind parenting. From tantrums to fevers to sleepless nights, raising happy, healthy children and staying sane throughout the process can sometimes feel impossible. Co-hosted by Dr. Alok Patel, pediatrician, and Bethany Van Delft, comedian and mother of two, the episodes address common parenting conundrums with humor and honesty. Packed with useful health and science research, the series is a great resource for expecting, and current, parents everywhere.
PBS KIDS Ready to Learn Initiative offers hands-on-activities, apps and videos that families can use with their children to support literacy development and explore science in their everyday lives — starring some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
- Elinor Wonders Why family activities
- Molly of Denali family activities
- Ruff Ruffman family activities
- The Cat In The Hat family activities
- Ready Jet Go! family activities
- Play & Learn Science
- Science Crafts for Kids
- What’s Good videos — where art and inspiration meet the power of science
PBS KIDS Games
A collection of dozens of free, online games and puzzles for children ages 2-8 are based on everything from birdwatching to storytelling to math, nature, coloring, art, dressing up, reading, daily routines, animals, holidays and more! Check out the Spanish-language games, too.
Sesame Workshop "Caring for Each Other" Initiative
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis, as families everywhere are creating a "for now normal." Children thrive with structure in their lives, and they learn best through play—even in everyday moments. This website, is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. (After all, it's important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our families.)
MORE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES & CAREGIVERS:
PBS KIDS Booklists
Specially curated collections of books for any topic your family wants to explore: science, math, humor, holidays and more.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FOR KIDS
Explore the “Kitchen Classroom” and the world of food and cooking with kid-friendly recipes, quizzes and fun activities.
For older students, PBS DIGITAL STUDIOS presents a network of highly-creative and thought-provoking short-form videos including Crash Course, Otherwords, Deep Look, It’s Okay To Be Smart, the Origin of Everything, Physics Girl, Above the Noise, Two Cents, the Art Assignment, Gross Science, Say It Loud, PrideLand and more.
WATCH & LEARN ON THE GO!
PBS KIDS Apps
Download the free PBS KIDS VIDEO app, GAMES app, and many more.
ENJOY PBS KIDS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
- Stream live and view on-demand videos and games at ctpublic.org/kids
- Round-the-clock broadcast on PBS KIDS 24/7 over-the-air (antenna) channel 24.2 Weekdays from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm on CPTV. Find your local cable channel.
- Stream live with the PBS KIDS video app on your smart TV and mobile devices
- Stream live at pbskids.org
- FIND TV SCHEDULES »
LISTEN TO PBS KIDS PODCASTS: