Have A TV At Home? Then You’re A Click Away From Keeping Your Children Schooled During The Covid-19 Pandemic

As a parent, you might be daunted by the role of “school teacher” while your children’s schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your local PBS television station is here to help!

Here at WILL, we broadcast more than 11,000 hours of educator-approved, researched-based children’s programming for Pre-K through elementary-aged youngsters.  Our programming schedule is available here.  Just by watching our ad-free educational programs, your children will keep up on their math, arts, sciences, literacy, inquiry skills, language skills, engineering and social-emotional skills and more.   And, if you watch with your children and talk about what you are watching, your children will learn even more.

Here is a sample of some of our programs and the their educational subjects: Peg + Cat for math, Daniel Tiger for social-emotional learning, Pinkalicious for arts and creativity, Molly of Denali for literacy and informational texts, Wild Kratts for natural and animal science and Let’s Go Luna for social studies.

One key to being a “school teacher” parent is making a routine at home.  The PBS KIDS for parents website has a fabulous blog post you might enjoy reading called “Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine.”

And if you have a smartphone, you can download free apps for each of our kids’ programs. Click on the link at the end of this blog post for a comprehensive list of available apps as well as one-sheets for all of our programs.

Wishing you well!

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