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SDPB PreK - High School Resources

Resources that provide educators, home schoolers, daycare providers, parents, and guardians the tools they need to create a holistic learning experience.

Access engaging educational resources for the children in your care. We have a rich array of lesson plans, educational videos, interactives, and more.

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Early Learning

Kindergarten - High School

Background Images for your Computer Download one of these special backgrounds from your favorite PBS KIDS shows!

Download Today! Slideshow images, animated GIFs, and infographic interactives from PBS NATURE.

Resources from PBS LearningMedia (Examples from the site are included below.) 

PBS LearningMedia - Free for PreK-12 educators and students. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite and share resources with your class and colleagues. 

Looking for a good book? This LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read that find their way into classroom reading lists.

Student Reporting Labs - Create a transformative educational experience through video journalism that inspires youth to find their voice and engage with their communities (2021-22 Prompts).

Back to School - This collection (PreK-5) features activities and video resources to help students get to know each other and their new school routines, and lesson plans to help you get your new class off to a great start.

Classroom Posters -  13 posters for your classroom! Print and post a set of early childhood posters to support your young learners.

Let's Learn - This collection helps children ages 3-8 with classroom learning. Programs feature instruction by educators and virtual field trips. Topics include literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.

From PBS Parents 

Creating Daily Routines for Kids Consistent routines provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children. When they know what to expect, and what’s expected of them, kids feel more comfortable and confident about what lies ahead. 

Back to School This past school year was unusual. But with students heading back to school, there's a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new year. Snack ideas, checklists, after school activities, and more! 

Create a Homework Center Personalize a school homework center to store items such as pencils, pens, markers, and scissors. This project is both creative and functional.

SDPB Educational Television

South Dakota Public Broadcasting currently offers 4 free, over-the-air programming channels (schedule). SDPB1-TV is our main channel and carries a daytime block of children’s programming. SDPB2-TV carries the WORLD Channel focused on public affairs and information. SDPB3-TV is the Create Channel providing a wide variety of how-to, hobby, and personal interest programming. SDPB4-TV is the PBS Kids channel offering children's educational programming 24/7. 

PBS Kids Conversation Cards and Learning Goals 

  • (PDF) - Comparison of PBS Kids programming to show content areas and age level.
  • PBS KIDS Shows Conversation Cards(PDF) - Additional Conversation Cards (PDF)

PBS Discussion Cards and Guide 

  • Guide - Taking TV Time to the Next Level (PDF)
  • Discussion Questions (PDF)
  • Discussion Cards (PDF)

Online Videos - Full-Time Kid and PBS Digital Studios (For Older Students)

For older students: PBS Digital Studios connects, inspires, and cultivates the next generation with bold, thought-provoking programs that illuminate the world around us. (example programs below)

Crafts, Recipes, and More!

Activity Ideas, crafts, tips, and more!

America's Test Kitchen provides recipes, activities, and quizzes!

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Kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they are developing important critical thinking skills!

In the News and Educational Activity Ideas

NPR Life Kit Series

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