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Caring for Each Other

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. We know that these are very stressful times; daily lives have been disrupted, and families everywhere are trying to create a new sense of normalcy.

Children thrive with structure in their lives and they learn best through play--even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning and evening routines. So our site is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. After all, it's important that we take care of ourselves so that we can best care for our families.

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Recursos para el cierre de emergencia - Edición en español

Nos enorgullece ofrecer nuestra Colección de recursos para cierres de emergencia (inglés) en una edición en español recién traducida. Encuentre videos completamente traducidos, planes de lecciones y actividades que apoyen el aprendizaje en el hogar. Cree una cuenta gratuita para guardar y organizar contenido.

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As schools across the country are closing, PBS KIDS is here to help. We've put together a daily newsletter for parents to keep kids learning and playing at home.

Resources for Higher Education

Right now, the online learning and digital textbook platform Top Hat is offering their services free of charge for professors who are transitioning to online courses:

Tim Cigelski - Director of Integrated Content at Marquette University has offered this assistance:

Social media analytics and media writing courses for professors to use:

Resources from other PBS Stations

How to Use Children’s Books to Talk About Race and Racism

Storytime opens up new worlds for our children. They can learn new words, meet new people, and discover new ideas. Picture books are a safe place to start when talking to children about race and racism. Learn More>

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

We know it can be a scary time for families as normal routines are disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a great time to talk to children about what is happening, and empower them to be helpers to keep each other healthy.

In the words of Mister Rogers: "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”

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Kitchen Classroomis a free weekly curriculum filled with recipes, activities and quizzes – one or two per weekday and a family project for the weekend. It’s all about teaching kids how to cook with bonus extra learning moments about science, math, history and culture.

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Molly of Denali posts a weekly “informational text” challenge. Share this link for a weekly fun activity for families to try solving together at home!

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Missing sports news and MLB spring training? Find an old baseball card collection while cleaning out your closets? Take a moment to discover the art and science of professional baseball-card grading from Antiques Roadshow’s sports memorabilia expert Grant Zahajko.


NOVA’s Polar Lab sends students on an interactive quest to see how the North and South poles are key to understanding Earth’s climate. Three missions to play feature minigames, 360 videos, & more.

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Milk Street Television’s online cooking school is free through April for your viewers who are home and want to brush up on their cooking skills, or looking for an activity to do with their kids. Online courses are free for everyone now through April! For a full list of classes and to get started click here!

The Barre Code

Gym Class anyone? The Barre Code is offering free FB Live workouts every morning.

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List of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown

Resources and Online Tools

Free Learning Websites for Kids

10 Free Learning Websites for Kids

Switcheroo Zoo - Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!Fun Brain - Play games while practicing math and reading skills!
Nat Geo for Kids - Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!PBS Kids - Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!
Into the Book - Go "Into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies!Star Fall - Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories!
Suessville - Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends!Storyline Online - Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!
ABC Ya - Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!Highlights Kids - Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!
NASA - Media Library (Free - fully accessible)School House Rock - Saturday morning learning videos! Great fun with a beat!
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Encourage kids and parents to see which Pinkalicious & Peterrific character they are with the new AR Filter on the @pinkaliciousandpeterrificpbs Instagram page! They can tag it for a chance to be featured!

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Webcams and Virtual Field Trips

International Space Station - Live Earth views. Discovery Education - Virtual Field Trips
Penguin Cam - California Academy of SciencesParis Museums - 100,000 images for public use, Virtual tours
Hippo Cam - Memphis ZooGoogle Earth - Virtual Tours of US National Parks
Earth Cam - Top 25 Most Interesting WebcamsMuseums and Cultural Sites - 1,200 Museums and Cultural Sites - Virtual Tour
National Geographic - 25 Live Cams to Bring You the World
Duluth Harbor Cams - Use for Geography Lessons
Red Panda Cam - Connecticut Beardsley Zoo
Georgia Aquarium Live Cam - Go under the sea at home
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