Family learning resources
WOSU Classroom is your partner in learning. We’ve curated a special collection of educational activities, videos, and resources for families and educators to engage and inspire their little learners. Click the links below to learn more.
WOSU Kids TV
WOSU Public Media is committed to bringing educational programming to families across Central Ohio. Click the link below to see the PBS KIDS programming available on ourover-the-air and cable channels. You can also watch the WOSU Kids live stream online anytime!
PBS LearningMedia is a one-stop-shop for educational resources for PreK-12 learners and their families. You can research any number of topics by typing keywords into the search box, or simply selecting a topic and grade-level.
Every resource is vetted by PBS educators, and most resources are accompanied by additional materials such as quizzes, activities, or discussion questions. The site also shows which national and state standards align with the resource. The site is also aligned to your local PBS member station, WOSU, so you’ll see our events and notices at the bottom of the homepage.
PBS Learning Goals
Check out this handy guide of PBS KIDS Learning Goals, which shows how each PBS KIDS show helps your child learn and grow. This chart breaks down the topics and subjects covered by each program, as well as the age range for the target audience, making it easier for you to integrate PBS KIDS programs into your child’s learning routine. You can watch episodes of each show, and find associated learning activities at pbskids.org.
At-Home Learning eNews
Since schools and childcare centers were closed in March 2020, WOSU Classroom has been sending out an at-home learning newsletter for educators and families to help keep children engaged and learning during their extended time at home. These weekly newsletters are sent out every Monday morning and feature easy-to-implement enrichment activities and learning resources for families. They also include articles and resources for parents, caregivers, and educators.
- Sign Up: Weekly eNews for Parents & Educators
- View past issues of the eNews for parents and educators
PBS Learning Resources for Families
We’ve created a collection of fun and educational activities for the whole family!
Free PBS KIDS printable coloring and activity pages to keep your little ones entertained and exploring their creativity with their favorite PBS characters!
PBS Parents is an excellent resource for parents and caregivers to find educational resources for their families. You’ll find articles and webinars on parenting, education, and growth written by the trusted experts and parents at PBS. They also have a fantastic interactive feature that helps caregivers track their children’s milestones from age 2 through 8 so families can help their children grow and learn at their own pace.
Sesame Street in Communities
Sesame Street in Communities is a great website for parents, families, and childcare providers to find resources for nurturing children’s physical and mental health. On this site, you’ll find fun learning activities for kids, articles full of helpful tips for caregivers, and webinars that connect you with experts that can help with a wide range of issues.
Family Screen-time Tips
The internet is full of many fun and engaging educational apps, games, and content for students of all ages. However, too much of a good thing can cause some unintended consequences. We’ve collected resources to help families ensure that they’re not overdoing it with technology use and that they’re making the most of their educational screentime:
- PBS Parents articles on managing screen time
- Tips for Enhancing TV Learning Experiences
- Taking TV Time to the Next Level. A PBS guide for 7th – 12th Grade Viewers & Families
This website is a one-stop-shop for your little ones to find games, activities, and videos featuring their favorite PBS KIDS characters. The easy to use interface is perfect for children of all ages and reading levels.
Check out this list of awesome, and educational, PBS KIDS Apps! You’ll find games and apps for every age-group featuring all your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
They’re all available in the Google Playstore, the Apple App store, the Windows store, and the Amazon App store. Don’t have a mobile device? No problem! You can access similar PBS KIDS games at pbskids.org.
PBS LearningMedia is a one-stop-shop for educational resources for PreK-12 learners and their families. You can research any number of topics by typing keywords into the search box, or simply selecting a topic and grade-level. Every resource is vetted by PBS educators, and most resources are accompanied by additional materials such as quizzes, activities, or discussion questions.
The site also shows which national and state standards align with the resource. The site is also aligned to your local PBS member station, WOSU, so you’ll see our events and notices at the bottom of the homepage.
Looking for more?!
Check out our early childhood and PreK educator page for even more learning activities for your little ones!