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.

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.


Virtual Appy Hour

Your're invited to learn about the new PBS KIDS show Elinor Wonders Why and to watch, play and explore PBS KIDS apps and resources.

Join for a chance to win a PBS KIDS tablet!
Sept. 23rd
NOON-12:30 P.M.

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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.

Stay tuned!

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.

Parents Blog

  • Real Lessons for Hard Times – ArkansasIDEAS

    As students and educators struggle with the ongoing change and traumas COVID-19 creates, we know that – now more than ever – teachers need to solidly connect with their students. See how ArkansasIDEAS is helping with a new course for focused on helping middle school and high school teachers make real-world connections through project-based learning in their English and language classes after the jump. Read more
  • The Power of Creating for Young Puppeteers and Their Parents — Blueberry’s Art Club

    How did “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” inspire the creation of Blueberry’s Art Club? Central Arkansas mom and artist April Gentry-Sutterfield shares what inspired her to create a pre-K-2 program that takes students through the process of creating their own puppets and puppet show. Inspired by watching the joy her own children experienced in creating, Gentry-Sutterfield seeks to provide children across the state with the opportunity to experience puppet-making and performance. Read more

Last Updated 04 Sep 2020