Summer break is almost here. As families, educators and little learners look to summer break as a time to reset, PBS KIDS is here to help them celebrate the simple joys and special moments together.
To kick off a summer of possibilities, PBS KIDS and local stations across the country will offer new content, resources, and community-based support geared toward fun and learning all summer long that encourages new adventures and true appreciation for the little things.
PBS KIDS viewers will get a chance to stream their favorite series, including new episodes from DONKEY HODIE (June 6-9), ODD SQUAD (July 4-8), ALMA’S WAY (July 11-14), and MOLLY OF DENALI (July 18-21). A new one-hour special, DANIEL VISITS A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD, will premiere on June 20 and new shorts from XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM will debut in July, which will explore themes like compassion, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and more.
Parents can find resources that inspire their kids’ curiosity and play this summer through the PBS KIDS for Parents summer hub, which will be regularly updated with new content. Resources include:
· A printable summer checklist to encourage kids to explore new things and a list of unique summer activities to try
· Recommended apps for summer learning (and road trip distraction)
· A PBS KIDS activity book, filled with fun prompts and games to keep kids engaged
· A summer reading guide (my favorite part)
Kids can also find curated game collections on pbskids.org and video playlists on the PBS KIDS Video app and the PBS KIDS YouTube channel.
For educators teaching this summer or preparing for the school year to come, PBS KIDS provides resources great for both student growth and teacher professional development, including:
· The Summer Camp: Fill Each Day with Possibilities! Collection
· These printable PBS KIDS activity starters that include conversation cards to engage with content as well as a puppet theater kit to support storytelling
· This summer activity book
What possibilities lie ahead for your family this summer?