Empowering Parents

Empowering Parents

Arkansas PBS believes that parents are a child's first teacher. Below you will find resources from Arkansas PBS, PBS and PBS KIDS to help you on your parenting journey.

Join Arkansas PBS for Reading in the Delta this May

FREE family event with a meal - AR PBS will host 5 in-person events and provide take-home educational kits targeting 200 families in the Delta region focused on reading and family activities during the first two weeks of May 2022. A meal will be provided during the event.

Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:

  • Brinkley - May 3, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brinkley Convention Center Park, 1501 Weatherby Dr. Brinkley, AR
  • Eudora - May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eudora City Park, Eudora, AR
  • Forrest City - May 9, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m. Forrest City Library – 421 S Washington, Forrest City, AR
  • Pine Bluff - May 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pine Bluff Library 600 S. Main, Pine Bluff, AR
  • Hughes - May 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Community Center, 202 N Broadway, Hughes, AR

The events are made possible by funds from the Joan R. and Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Endowment Fund. Other partners include the City of Eudora, Forrest City Library, Pine Bluff Public Library, Arkansas Imagination Library, the City of Hughes, and Refilled Glasses LLC.

Learn more about Reading in the Delta here.

2022 Writer's Contest

2022 Writer's Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest is an initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations. Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations.

Checkout the winners

Professional Development

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ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality, ADE-approved professional development and educational opportunities, as well as a wide range of trainings on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives, such as STEM and TESS.

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Blueberry's Clubhouse
Blueberry is back for an all-new season beginning July 8

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” – the original pre-K-2 children's program featuring Blueberry, a curious puppet guide, and her friends at Camp Onomatopoeia participating in fun, engaging and insightful summer activities across The Natural State – returns to Arkansas PBS with an all-new third season Friday, July 8, at 9:30 a.m. The series, produced in partnership with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, will air each Friday morning at 9:30 through Aug. 12.

Blueberry is back at camp for another summer of fun! This year, kids will learn about art, science, history and the emotional ups and downs of growing up. As always, Blueberry will be assisted by her best friend Max, Camp Counselor Carol, little brother Miles and Chef Shawn. This season will also introduce new camper Sophie and the musical talents of The Jams.

This season’s theme is “Growing Up.” Both Blueberry and Max, along with Sophie, learn to grow into their new roles in the clubhouse. Max knows this is her last summer as a camper, and both she and Blueberry have to come to terms with getting older, which can sometimes be hard.

PBS Back to School

Back to School

This school year looks different for all of us. To help families, teachers and students, Arkansas PBS and PBS KIDS has resources to help us work together to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security. Find ways to create and practice routines, cope with anxieties and emotions, find games and ways to learn at home.

Visit PBS Parents pbs.org for downloadable resources such as checklists, planners and information on routines and learning at home.

Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Help your family, children and students navigate this difficult topic with an online series created for educators by ArkansasIDEAS - also helpful to families searching for guidance.

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Be a Good Citizen

Our educators have created toolkits and resources for parents and teachers to help guide and engage children through the civics process during this election year.

Creating opportunities to talk with your child about being a good citizen and the elections process early on helps develop an understanding of how to ask questions, become an educated voter, and learn how to speak to other citizens in productive ways in order to problem solve.

Find what you need here...

Blueberry's Clubhouse

Blueberry's Clubhouse

Check out our latest kid's show, "Blueberry’s Clubhouse", an Arkansas PBS original series produced in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center!


Empowering Parents as Teachers

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Many parents choose to teach their children at home, instead of enrolling them within the formal settings of public or private schools. Arkansas PBS supports parents in reimagining learning, transforming education, and in creatively engaging with their children.

Homeschooling Resources Provided by PBS

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia Homeschool Collection

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Arkansas PBS PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant and free access to tens of thousands of digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more.

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    The “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS Saturday, April 23, and we’re proud to celebrate these outstanding young scholars! Take a look at the phenomenal teams and learn how you can watch this year’s matches on demand after the jump.

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Last Updated 21 Apr 2022