The PBS KIDS Family Engagement Toolkit developed by WestEd enables to local PBS stations, outreach staff, community partners, and other interested educators to train parents and caregivers to successfully integrate PBS KIDS videos, online games, and other activities into their daily family life in order to enhance their children’s mathematical development. The Toolkit includes a Facilitator Guide for conducting weekly parent engagement meetings, and a Parent Curriculum that focuses on on- and off-line activities for parents to do with their children at home.
The Facilitator Guide offers instructions facilitating weekly one-hour parent meetings where parents are introduced to the weekly themes and daily activities, and share their experiences with each other.
Each weekly session includes:
The Parent Curriculum that provides families with step-by-step instructions for engaging with PBS KIDS math resources and extending the math lessons into everyday life.
Each weekly lesson includes: