Panhandle PBS is a trusted resource and educational partner for learners ages 2-18+. During this time of school closures, we want children, families and educators to discover and engage using our resources. These resources support social and emotional learning, literacy, STEM, social studies, and fine/performing arts skills for children across the Texas Panhandle region. It is our mission to inspire, entertain and educate. Please find the following resources available to children, families and educators, free of charge.
FREE LEARNING RESOURCES
Panhandle PBS KIDS content airs on two channels, Panhandle PBS (2.1 over the air and 3 on Altice/Suddenlink Cable) and Panhandle PBS Kids (2.2 over the air and 126 on Altice/Suddenlink Cable).
Panhandle PBS KIDS channel is the only free, over-the-air 24/7 television service for children in our region. It offers anytime access to educational series for kids ages 2-8. The broadcast and online streaming service ensure high-quality, educationally based programming is available to every child, anytime and anywhere.
See here for our daily on-air schedule.
ONLINE AND MOBILE DEVICES
Panhandle PBS LearningMediaoffers free, standards-alignedvideos, lesson plans, interactives, and more for educators and families in a searchable website. As schools close, Panhandle PBS Learning Media provides educational content online that is perfect for distance learning and resources which are searchable by subject, grade (Pre-K, Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School), and standards (including TEKS, Next Generation Science, PreK Readiness.)
Teachers and administrators can share these resources with families through school websites, direct email or via Google Classroom, Facebook, Twitter, See-Saw, or other school-approved parent communication apps.
ThePBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.
ThePBS KIDS Games app has nearly 200 educational games like Cookie Monster's Challenge and Play and Learn Science. These can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS' other appsHERE.
PBS KIDS for Parents offers information, activities, and tips for parents. Check out the Activity Finder at the top right of the website to see different ways to play and learn for different ages. Also, look at "How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus."
Is your child's school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS' new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.Sign up for PBS KIDS Daily!
PBS KIDS.org offers children educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows so children can learn while they play.
TEXT TO YOUR PHONE
Bright by Text has partnered with Panhandle PBS to provide research-based tips and links to trusted resources that help subscribing parents and caregivers support the learning and development of children. The free texting service is available in English and Spanish. Current messages focus on helpful ways to talk to your children about COVID-19, as well as activities to do at home, how to manage stress during an outbreak, and more. Text TexasKids to 274448 to sign-up today!