With the kids out of school, many parents worry about the dreaded “summer slump.” That’s when young brains seem to shut down and forget the things they learned in the months before summer vacation. Thanks to PBS Kids, families can find a ton of free resources on-air, on digital platforms and in communities to help bridge the summer learning gap.
This summer, PBS Kids has rolled out a new weekday schedule, featuring back-to-back episodes of family favorites Wild Kratts, Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train and Arthur throughout the day. The new schedule promises families double the fun and double the learning with double episodes. Check your local TV listings for times.
PBS Kids.org provides parents with daily learning tips, extended learning ideas and recommended games and activities now through Aug. 22.
Camp PBS Parents: Be inspired to make this a summer full of learning and fun. Every week, parent bloggers will provide educational activities, crafts, experiments and other resources for parents to explore with their children.
Free episodes and e-books: Parents can download a free PBS Kids episode each week. Special episode collections will also be available to download. Through Aug. 22, the award-winning app MeeGenius will also offer a free read-along audio e-book each week (along with special PBS Kids product offers). Special offers will also be available in the LeapFrog App Center throughout the summer.