Resources for Young Learners | Pre-K - 3rd Grade

Activities for Young Learners

Pre-K - Grade 3

Learn at Home Daily Activity Calendar | May

Use this calendar to try a different PBS KIDS activity every day.

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Pre-K - Grade 3

Daily Routine Ideas

Use these suggestions to create strong daily habits for you and your child. By creating a daily routine, you can use different parts of your day as learning opportunities.

Pre-K - Grade 3

Kids & Media

Be picky about what kinds of TV shows, video games, apps, music and movies that young kids use, play, listen and watch.

Pre-K - Grade 3

PBS KIDS Shows Conversation Guide

Keep up the learning at home by downloading these fun printables. Watch WNED PBS KIDS and use these cut-outs to help your child with comprehension.

Pre-K - Grade 3

Early Literacy Activities

Fill your home with letters, sounds and word fun with these 9 early literacy activities from PBS Parents.

Pre-K - Grade 3

Easy Ways to Add Math to Your Daily Routine

Who says learning math has to be a chore? These tips from PBS Parents make it easy and fun to add more math to your family’s routine.

Pre-K - Grade 3

Doing Science Everyday

Science is so much more than a set of concepts about the world around us – it’s creative, dynamic and fun! Unleash your child’s inner Einstein with hands-on activities that are sur

Pre-K - Grade 3

How to Draw Your Favorite PBS KIDS Characters

Unleash your child’s inner artist with this series of fun videos. From Sunspot to Luna, get the creative juices flowing with tutorials on drawing your favorite PBS KIDS characters.

Pre-K - Grade 3

Music Games

Learn about music and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Elmo, Arthur, the Cat in the Hat and Daniel Tiger!

Resources From PBS LearningMedia

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En Español

Learn at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents

PBS KIDS Daily

PBS KIDS Daily

Is your child's school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS' new weekday newsletter offer activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

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PBS KIDS

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other favorite PBS KIDS shows!

Sesame Street

Caring for Each Other

Explore content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too.

Learn at Home Programming Weekdays 6am-7pm on WNED PBS KIDS

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Learn at Home on WNED PBS KIDS Channel

Schedule and resources to expand learning and family engagement with our Learn at Home on-air programming.

Educational Videos

Our education colleagues at PBS station WCNY in Syracuse have been working with classroom teachers to provide students with instructional videos filmed with area educators. WCNY’s TV Classroom allows children to continue to connect with real teachers and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home. While some of the curriculum may differ slightly from Western New York curriculum, we feel that the overall learning concepts remain the same.

Reading 101

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sojewicz coach students on the basics of words and phonetics.

Reading 102

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sojewicz continue to assist students with the basics of words and phonetics, including rhyming.

Reading 103

Reading 103: Fun with phonics, words, and sounds - Phonics review: /ch/ and /sh, tricky words, and nursery rhyme recitation.

Reading 104

Reading 104: Fun with phonics, words, and sounds - Phonics focus: unvoiced /th/, short vowel sounds, and nursery rhyme recitation.

Reading 105

​Reading 105: Fun with phonics, words, and sounds - Phonics focus: voiced /th/, handwriting practice, and nursery rhyme recitation

Storytime 101

Rhonda Zajac reads Last Stop on Market Street and Yard Sale

Storytime 102

Mrs. Franz reads My Best Friend by Mary Rodman and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 103

Mrs. Zajac reads Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson and Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 104

Mrs. Zajac reads Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts and Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 105

Mrs. Franz reads the anthology The Hero Next Door aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 106

Mrs. Franz reads I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff and One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 107

Mrs. Franz reads Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill and Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 108

Mr. Lochner reads Amazing Grace, as well as Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 109

Mrs. Zajac reads A Friend for Mole by Nancy Armo aloud, and provides thought-provoking prompts throughout.

Storytime 110

Dual Language Storytime - Mrs. Thurn and Mrs. McKenney read Lola by Junot Díaz and Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal aloud.

Storytime 111

Storytime 111: Professor George reads: Stephanie's Ponytail and Wings.

Storytime 112

Storytime 112: Dual Language - Books read: La Mejor Mascota (Spanish) and I Wanna Iguana (English).

Health and Wellness

Mrs. Corey reminds students of ways to stay active and heart healthy at home.

Social Studies 102

Elementary Social Studies 102: The American Flag for Elementary Students.

Social Studies 103

Elementary Social Studies 103: Geography for Elementary Students.

Social Studies 104

Elementary Social Studies 104: Government for Elementary Students (Featuring the story: Grace Goes to Washington).

Read Along with PBS KIDS

READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | The Gruffalo

Welcome to Mondays with Michelle Obama! Join Michelle in a reading of one of her favorite children’s books, “The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | The Gruffalo
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READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | The Gruffalo
Arthur’s New Puppy! 🐶 | READ ALONG! | PBS KIDS
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Arthur’s New Puppy! 🐶 | READ ALONG! | PBS KIDS
Wild Dogs and Canines | Wild Kratts READ ALONG!
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Wild Dogs and Canines | Wild Kratts READ ALONG!
You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! | READ ALONG
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You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! | READ ALONG
Silverlicious | Pinkalicious READ ALONG!
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Silverlicious | Pinkalicious READ ALONG!
READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | There's a Dragon
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READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | There's a Dragon
READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA! | Miss Maple’s See
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READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA! | Miss Maple’s See
READ ALONG with Michelle Obama! | The Very Hungry
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READ ALONG with Michelle Obama! | The Very Hungry
READ ALONG with MICHELLE & BARACK OBAMA!
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READ ALONG with MICHELLE & BARACK OBAMA!
Meet the Helpers

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

We know it can be a scary time for families as normal routines are disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a great time to talk to children about what is happening, and empower them to be helpers to keep each other healthy.

In the words of Mister Rogers: "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”

Meet the Helpers

Wearing a Mask Helps Stop the Spread of Germs

You can be a germ buster by wearing a cloth mask. Learn more about how a mask can keep you healthy.

Meet the Helpers

How an Epidemiologist Helps

Meet an epidemiologist and see how these disease detectives are working to help the spread of the Coronavirus.

Meet the Helpers

What is Coronavirus?

A doctor helper explains the coronavirus and how children can be good helpers.

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Explaining Social Distancing

Social distancing is necessary to stay healthy from coronavirus, but can be difficult for children to understand.

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How to Talk to Children

Here are some tips for how parents can talk to their children about coronavirus.

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Be a Helper

We can all be helpers. Here are a few tips!

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What is a Virus?

Explaining a virus to children in a way they can understand, can help stop the spreading of germs.

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Coronavirus Dos & Don'ts for Parents

A few do's &don'ts for families during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wash Your Hands

Be a good helper and remember to wash your hands often!!

Top Three Tips for Families:

  1. Talk about feelings & facts
    Be open and honest with children by sharing age-appropriate facts. Yes, people are getting sick, but it's like a cold or a flu. We have doctors to help make you feel better if anyone gets sick.
  2. Make children feel safe
    Children worry and pick up on emotions from those around them. Make sure they know they are in a safe space and lots of helpers are working to keep everyone safe.
  3. Be germ busters
    The best way to help is to develop and reinforce good hygiene routines. Make sure your family is doing these four things:
Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands
  • Hands should be washed before and after every meal and snack.
  • Hands should also be washed after coughing or sneezing and after going to the bathroom.
  • Hands should be washed with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Catch that Cough

  • Try not to have children cough or sneeze into their hands.
  • Make sure children cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw that into the trash.

Rest is Best

  • Daniel Tiger reminds us when you're sick, rest is best.
  • Remind them that it's important we protect ourselves from germs to keep us and our friends healthy, so staying home may be best for now.

Make Others Feel Better

  • This is a great time to get crafty and make get well cards for friends or family.
  • Explore technology like video chats to help children say hello to their friends & family.

Additional Resources

Happy, Healthy Kids

Happy, Healthy Kids is a digital series that teaches kids how to stay healthy. Videos teach children about healthy snacks, different ways to do physical activity as well as how to approach feelings and other ways to stay healthy.

Videos are designed with children in mind. View them now.