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.




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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!



Homeschool

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

  • “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Giveaway

    The only way we could be more excited to be the broadcast home for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? If we could share even more fun with your young readers at home! Celebrate the holiday season with the PBS KIDS in your life when you watch with us and enter to win a copy of “The Peanuts Movie: Charlie Brown Is Not a Quitter” in our Facebook giveaway.  Read more
  • Red Ribbon Week 2020 - Strengthening Communities and Support Systems

    In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, we’re marking Red Ribbon Week 2020 by sharing resources from the Arkansas Drug Director, Little Rock FBI office, Arkansas Department of Health and more, along with a special series of public service announcements to help fight the opioid crisis. Read more

Last Updated 21 Oct 2020