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

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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

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Background Images for your Computer Download one of these unique backgrounds from your favorite PBS KIDS shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, and more! 

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

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

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

Tutorials On PBS LearningMedia

Transition back to school can be challenging and exciting for both students and teachers. PBS LearningMedia is ready to support you with tools and resources.

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Example 1 - The Dissection 101 series includes educational videos, lesson plans, quizzes, and other materials for many dissections — crayfish, clam, earthworm, and more! (6-12)

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Example 2 - This collection features activities and video resources to help students get to know each other, their new school routines, and lesson plans to help you get your new class off to a great start. (PreK-5)

Three animated superhero students are standing next to the words Hero Elementary. Another student is flying towards the Hero Elementary sign.

Example 3 - HERO ELEMENTARY inspires children to do real science to make a difference in their world. The HERO ELEMENTARY Collection offers videos, digital games, and hands-on investigations for educators. (Grades: K-2)

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Example 4- In Activity Starters, an animated character introduces a concept and activity in each episode. Then the character encourages the viewers to try the activity at home or in the classroom. (Grades: PreK-4)

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Example 5 - It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read. (6-12)

From PBS Parents and PBS KIDS

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School is Back in Session! Explore different topics, such as coping with back-to-school anxieties and emotions, creating daily routines, and tackling common situations that arise with the start of school.

Daniel Tiger is laying in his bed covered with blankets and is holding a blue stuffed bear. His mother tiger is sitting on the bed next to him.

Creating Routines 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. 

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How to Prepare Your Child for a New SchoolThis year, my son will go from the preschool he’s known his entire life to kindergarten at a new elementary school. Months ago, he was excited. But as the reality set in, he became nervous and scared. 

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Back to School Booklet! PBS KIDS can help the children in your care transition from summer back to school. This bookletincludes a school checklist, the first week of the school year calendar, and more!  

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PBS KIDS Apps and More! Play free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere. PBS KIDS Games features top shows, including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, and more.

Arthur, his sister, and Mr. Ratburn from PBS KIDS are standing in front of a school. There is a sign that says Back to School and a play button.

Play PBS KIDS Games, Including Arthur's Back to School Game! Help Arthur complete tasks for his teacher on the first day of school. Enjoy interactive games, videos, and fun with all your ARTHUR friends!

Crafts, Recipes, and More!

Find Ways to Play, Explore fun and educational activities for the whole family.
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Kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they are developing important critical thinking skills!

Online Videos - PBS KIDS TALK ABOUT, 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)
  •  A woman and man are standing. There are medical images in front of them like an x-ray of a skull, ribs, and a blood pressure cuff.
  • A women is sitting with animated gears in the background.
  • A man is sitting with a drawing of the Capitol Building behind him.
  • A woman is sitting with images of food around her, like bacon, a hamburger, banana, fried egg, and an avocado.
  • A woman is standing with four monsters behind her.
  • A man is standing, looking puzzled, holding a goat.

SDPB Educational Television

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South Dakota Public Broadcasting currently offers four free, over-the-air programming channels (schedule). SDPB1-TV is our main channel (watch live), which carries a daytime block of children's programming. SDPB2-TV has the WORLD Channel (watch live), which focuses on public affairs and information. SDPB3-TV is the Create Channel (watch live), 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 

  • 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)

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