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Free Resources for Parents While Schools Are Closed
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With schools in South Dakota closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SDPB has created this directory of our FREE educational resources that parents can use to bridge the gap during this time.

FREE Television Resources:

In addition to the educational children's programming televised daily on SDPB-1, we offer 24/7 kids programming on the over-the-air channel, SDPB-4. Check here for how to access locally:

SDPB also offers a livestream of our 24/7 Kids Channel online here:

FREE Web Resources:

Buddy is the SDPB Kids mascot. We encourage healthy habits and a positive learning environment on our Buddy website, which has many links and the weekly activity blog.

SDPB Learn Page: Designed for educators and parents, this page offers both local and nationally produced content for a wide variety of K-12 lessons.

PBS LearningMedia is a media-on-demand service delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences.

PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning.

PBS Kids Learn offers access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

PBS Crafts for Kids offers many opportunities to use art to teach science and math. Unleash the crafty side of kids.

FREE Downloadable PBS Apps:

PBS Kids Video - This app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience of PBS Kids videos for all ages. New full episodes are released every Friday. This app also includes the PBS Kids 24/7 channel for free!

PBS Kids Games - Play over 50 free learning games with your favorite PBS characters anytime, anywhere! New games are added all the time. Games encourage your child to engage in skills related to math, science, creativity, and more!

PBS Parents Play and Learn - Designed specifically for parents, this app provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids. Each game includes information about the math and literacy woven into the game to help maximize learning and interaction with your child.

SDPB App- Listen to SDPB Radio’s two channels live. Watch live or archived locally produced SDPB TV shows. Explore and watch On Demand content, search for programs or bookmark a program for later.

PBS Video - Enjoy the most popular shows from PBS anytime, anywhere! Masterpiece hits, Nature, NOVA, and more. PBS Video features thousands of full-length videos from you favorite PBS shows and local stations with new videos added daily.