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.Register Today
Learn about transforming a page from your favorite Hemingway book into a work of art with blackout poetry. Bring your marker and book page and be prepared to create your own masterpiece for yourself, your family, or your classroom.
To register or learn more about these workshops click here.
Arkansas PBS will host four Fun Family Reading Events this May as part of Reading in the Delta, an initiative to provide literacy resources and encourage family engagement.
Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:
Each event will include a meal, story time featuring "Dragons Love Tacos," and resources and snack bags for each family to take home.
The events are made possible by funds from the Joan R. and Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Endowment Fund. Other partners include Rural Community Alliance, Arkansas Imagination Library, Southern Bancorp, Arkansas Foodbank and Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas.Learn more about Reading in the Delta here.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and PBS KIDS has several shows to help celebrate! PBS KIDS gives representation for autism all year long with characters in programs including “Hero Elementary,” “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur” and “Sesame Street.” These shows feature unique characters on the autism spectrum, highlighting their differences while also teaching kids the importance of acceptance.
Read More Here: PBS KIDS Autism Awareness Month Specials
Get ready for a fun filled time!
We will view Sesame Street segments, dance, sing songs, and enjoy a bedtime story. Also, we will learn ways to find time to be together, even on the busiest days.*Special guest: Jackie Govan, Arkansas Headstart State Collaboration Office* Join in the fun!
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.
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.
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...
Check out our latest kid's show, "Blueberry’s Clubhouse", an Arkansas PBS original series produced in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center!
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.