Whether you are a classroom teacher, a school administrator, a curriculum specialist, or the director of an out-of-school time program, you’ll find resources to help you effectively use educational media to build math and literacy skills in young children.
These standards-based lesson plans provide classroom teachers with activities and related reading resources for building early math skills. Related at-home activities enable parents to reinforce the skills at home.
Find multimedia resources that support math and literacy development, designed for use in after-school programs and other out-of- school settings such as during summer and spring breaks. The resources include five-day thematic multimedia activity plans and longer extended learning programs of between six and 18 weeks. All the resources come packaged with full activity plans, supporting materials for facilitators, related video clips, and take-home activities for families.
These tips provide teachers with detailed lesson plans for effectively integrating online games into their classroom curricula to enhance children’s early math and literacy development. Each set of tips is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the technology standards established by the International Society of Technology in Education. The tips suggest ways to use the games – 4 to 5 per set – in both whole-class and small-group settings.
These toolkits are designed for local PBS stations, outreach staff, community partners and other interested educators. They are grounded in studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the PBS KIDS resources in enhancing young children’s mathematical learning. Whether you’re looking to use these materials to teach children, lead parent workshops, measure the outcomes of your local program, or to adapt them in any way that fits the needs of your organization or program, these toolkits are for you.