Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PBS Parents - Educational Activities to do at Home

I'm not a parent (although I did recently become an uncle), but if I was a parent, PBS Parents is one website where I'd be spending a lot of time. PBS Parents has a wealth of resources addressing questions and issues common to new(er) parents. But those resources are not what I want to draw your attention to today. Instead, I'd like to point out the home education resources available on PBS Parents.

The education section of PBS Parents offers resources and ideas for teaching basic mathematics, reading, and science to children from age 1 through the first grade. One of example of the education resources is Science in the Kitchen. Science in the Kitchen presents parents with simple activities you can do at home to introduce children to very basic science ideas.

Applications for Education
If you're an early childhood educator looking for educational resources to recommend to parents to use at home with their kids, PBS Parents should be on your list of recommendations. Similarly, if you're looking for some educational activities that your kids' babysitter can do with your children, PBS Parents may be a good place to look.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
PBS Activity Pack - Music in Every Classroom
PBS Teachers Webinar Archives
Forum Network - The Best of NPR and PBS