PBS KIDS to Debut Resources & Content for New School Year


PBS KIDS has prepared a variety of new online back-to-school resources, as well as new episodes of series such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Parents and caregivers can now access resources on PBS KIDS for Parents to help prep their children for the new school year. For kids, the sixth season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will debut the week of September 5, with episodes focused on trying new things and having new experiences.

New episodes of the Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS Talk About, featuring real parent-child conversations, have been airing throughout August and will continue through September 1. Episodes on friendship and perseverance are now available, while episodes on scary things and celebrating family will premiere August 25 and September 1, respectively.

Shorts from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum exploring themes of perseverance, compassion, honesty, courage, responsibility, gratitude, curiosity and creativity are now available as well.

The back-to-school hub on PBS KIDS for Parents features age-appropriate tips, activities and printables that help children create routines, manage their emotions and build new friendships. Resources such as “How to Prepare Your Child for a New School” and “Setting Goals for a New School Year” are available now. Articles and activities such as building a family fort and making a back-to-school time capsule will be available throughout August and September.

Teachers, meanwhile, will be able to access a back-to-school collection on PBS LearningMedia. New this year are classroom posters (available in English and Spanish), the Teach Your Way calendar and a self-paced learning course for pre-K-2 teachers, Spark Learning with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

“Every school year marks a new beginning filled with possibilities for making friends, having adventures and developing new skills,” said Sara DeWitt, senior VP and general manager of PBS KIDS. “Going back to school is a big transition for young children and their families, as well as the nation’s teachers, and PBS KIDS is committed to supporting them with the resources they need to ensure the best possible start.”