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.

Download the PBS KIDS holiday programming schedule:

2020 PBS KIDS holiday schedule

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.

Parents Blog

  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” — Why It Matters Now

    Who is an American, and who has the right to access all of the rights, privileges and responsibilities that come along with that status? Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, co-host of our “So You Want to Talk About Race” digital series and Arkansas State University graduate school dean and Vaughn Endowed Professor of History, explores why it’s important to revisit the issue of race now and shares additional reading suggestions in her guest blog after the jump. Read more
  • So, You Want to Talk About “So You Want to Talk About Race”

    Since writing “So You Want to Talk About Race,” Ijeoma Oluo has heard from many readers telling her how much they’ve enjoyed the book — and how it helped them have more productive conversations about race with friends, family, coworkers and community members. But, nearly as frequently, she’s also received requests for a discussion guide. Find out why, check out 11 basic guidelines for starting this conversation in your space and get connected with even more great resources after the jump in Ijeoma’s guest blog. Read more

Last Updated 04 Dec 2020