http://www.asset.asu.edu/index.html Here is the place to start, but ASSET/PBS Ei8ht has changed! Now you can get updates at Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and even meet in the virtual world of Second Life!
http://pbskids.org/shareastory/ PBS KIDS Share a Story is a national literacy campaign designed to inspire adults to help millions of children develop language and literacy skills through daily activities, including book reading, drawing, storytelling, rhyming and singing. Literacy experts have long recognized the link between children's exposure to language and their eventual reading success. The PBS KIDS Share a Story campaign aims to demonstrate how any caring adult can help raise a child's reading achievement.
http://www.asset.asu.edu/kip/index.html http://pbskids.org/read/ KIP stands for Kindergartener In Progress Each exploratory area is filled with early learning activities. All the famous characters from various shows in one place. You need to sign kids up but it’s free and easy.
http://pbskids.org/animalia/ Under its entertaining surface, each episode depicts key elements of skillful language use -- reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and investigating. In fact, the whole series takes its inspiration from America’s national literacy standards, as enunciated by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association
http://pbskids.org/arthur/index.html The ARTHUR Web site is the online companion to the popular ARTHUR television series airing daily on PBS Kids. Like the show, the site targets kids between the ages of four and eight. It supports the same educational goals as the program: literacy and the modeling of positive social and problem-solving skills.
http://pbskids.org/berenstainbears/ Computer coloring increases the level of difficulty associated with coloring. Because online coloring requires a higher level of mouse control, this activity helps develop finer motor skills. What's Wrong? The objective of this game to find all of the things wrong in the picture. Users have to use their sense of reason to determine what does and doesn't belong in each scene. The activity also promotes concentration and rewards the player when they find all of the wrong items in the pictures.
http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/index.html The site targets kids ages four and five, though many of its activities and resources can be used with kids who are younger and older. Like the show, the goal of the Web site is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. Games on the CURIOUS GEORGE Web site are designed to help your child play independently. Many of the games on this Web site are self-leveling.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/index.html CYBERCHASE teaches kids that math is everywhere, everyone can be good at it, and it's fun! Activities support numbers & operations, angles & geometry, budgeting, estimation, fractions, algebra, bar graphs, using models, patterns, time keeping, logic, perimeter & area, place value, functions, and line graphs. This is graphic intensive and might take a while to load so be patient. Activities are rooted in NCTM standards.
http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/ Download the DragonflyTV Educator's Guides to get kids started on their own inquiry investigations. The activities are developed with the National Science Teacher's Association. They're aligned with today's science standards, and they're ideal for the classroom or for after-school programs.
http://pbskids.org/dragontales/index_sw.html The plans focus on themes explored throughout the series and offer exciting ways to help young children pursue the challenging experiences that support their growth and development. Dragon Tales is proud to present three brand-new activities that focus on Spanish language skills and music. In Finn's Toys - Los Juguetes de Finn , Cassie and Enrique identify pictures using English and Spanish words.
http://pbskids.org/fetch/index.html Our games cover science concepts from biological, earth, physical, and engineering sciences. They also encourage kids to assume the role of scientist using science process skills. Our games require logical thought, memory, hypothesis testing and keen attention to details. The games level up but all start easy. Contextual help is available throughout each game.
http://pbskids.org/frannysfeet/index_flash.html Grandpa's Globe - By clicking on the globe, kids can join Franny on adventures in locations around the world, including India, China, Hawaii, the Arctic, Canada, Africa, and South America. Franny's Words - The whimsical activities in Franny’s Words extend the content featured in the series and help build vocabulary. Shoebox Adventures - The delightful and engaging interactive games in Shoebox Adventures promote creativity and memory-building skills.
The Electric Company site features five new games, which focus largely on phonics goals and incorporate video and characters from the show. Music Man, Jack Bowser, Combotronic, and Chain Game all reflect the curriculum goals for the episode that most recently aired. The fifth game, Shock's Beatbox, is a free-form self-expression game that covers most aspects of the show's phonics curriculum. This site isn’t finished yet but it has some great videos for learning phonics. http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/
http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/flash.html Both the site and the television show have been designed to support English language acquisition while promoting the value of a culturally diverse society. The Maya & Miguel Web site gives children the opportunity for open-ended exploration with language-building activities and presents a variety of cultures and perspectives within its activities for children 6-11 years old.
http://pbskids.org/rogers/index.html This web site has many hands on activities you can do with preschoolers but there is also a nice interactive letter recognition area, a create-a-scene area, and several videos that show how things are made. Parents are encouraged to use various areas to spark discussions about how their child is feeling and also create some meaningful family time together with their child.
http://pbskids.org/noddy/ Make Way for Noddy introduces social skills and core values such as sharing, generosity, honesty and right from wrong. After each episode parents and caregivers can reinforce the learning objectives using examples from everyday life. Explain to children it is fine to make mistakes as Noddy does but they must learn from their mistakes.
http://pbskids.org/buster/ In today's world, it is important to learn both about people like ourselves and people different from ourselves. In each episode of "Postcards from Buster," Buster meets kids from all walks of life: kids from different regions, different religions, different backgrounds... kids with different interests. And Buster, always curious, acts as a representative for all viewers.
http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/index.html The web site supports the award winning program Reading Rainbow.
http://pbskids.org/sagwa/ The rich musical area offers users the option of playing a sound memory game or making their own tunes, utilizing a variety of Chinese sounds -- musical and otherwise. This site offers a variety of exciting activities which enable users to interact with Sagwa and her friends, experience aspects of Chinese culture, and explore storytelling.
http://pbskids.org/sesame/ Sesame Street has also expanded its core educational objectives to include initiatives that help equip children with the skills to succeed in the world. Topics include healthy eating, school preparedness, mathematics, and bilingual learning. Through these initiatives, Sesame Workshop uses the positive power of the Sesame Street experience to reach as many children and families as possible and have maximum impact on their lives.
http://pbskids.org/sid/#/playground The "Sid the Science Kid" Web site is designed to further develop children's natural wonder and build a strong foundation for early science exploration . Complementary online and offline activities motivate children to practice and internalize scientific methodology: "Observe! Compare! Contrast! Describe!" The site is crafted to support a collaborative learning experience between child and adult and offers features that help adult mentors to support and participate in the child's learning process.
http://pbskids.org/superwhy/index.html# The SUPER WHY Web site is the online companion to the reading-powered, animated TV series airing on PBS Kids. The site targets ages 3 to 6, though many of the activities and resources can be used with younger and older children. Like the show, the mission of this site is to help kids learn key reading skills, including alphabet, word families, spelling and reading comprehension, through interactive online games, activities and more!
http://pbskids.org/teletubbies/teletubbyland.html "I want children to smile. It they are smiling, they will be relaxed. If they are relaxed they will be confident. If they are confident, they will dare to be curious. If they are curious, they will grow in understanding." Anne Wood, Co-Creator of Teletubbies This show is aimed at 2-3 year olds Uses Comedy to Stimulate Thinking Encourages Speech The Teletubbies' speech is based on the first words of children aged one year to 18 months. Encourages Listening Teletubbies "stop and listen" whenever they hear the narrator. Teaches through Repetition In Teletubbyland, things happen again and again, giving a child time to discover patterns of cause and effect, allowing a child to anticipate what will happen next. Promotes Affection Increases Confidence Builds Self-Esteem Children are more engaged by programs in which they can see themselves, whether by identifying with characters or with a situation. In Teletubbies, the inserts of real children doing real things allow young viewers to see children like themselves in a variety of experiences and situations. Encourages Movement Teletubbies love to dance, jump, stretch, roll and run. Watching them is not a passive activity - children like to join in. Teletubbies helps to promote body awareness and encourages children to participate in active play. Celebrates Individuality
http://pbskids.org/toopyandbinoo/ How is the imagination useful? With it, we can make an image of something that is not visible to the eyes! More concretely, it allows us to: "See" what we are being told Grasp the meaning of a word Propose solutions to a problem Anticipate the consequences of an action Solve riddles Make up stories, invent games, etc.
http://pbskids.org/wordgirl/index.html The WordGirl website is specially designed to promote a love of language and words while extending the basic principals of The Amazing Colossal Adventures of WordGirl. The connection between language and thinking that children gain by building a broad vocabulary has a direct impact on their literacy learning, especially reading comprehension. Our goal is that your children will find themselves using new words in daily conversation and develop a love of language.
http://pbskids.org/wordworld/index_flash.html Through its innovative approach of immersing viewers in a word-rich place, where things spell out the objects they represent, WordWorld aims to fascinate children with words and to inspire a love of words and reading. Providing constant opportunity for word play, WordWorld empowers children as early readers by making the important connections between letters, sounds, words and meaning that are necessary for reading.
http://pbskids.org/zoboo/ Zoboomafoo helps students become familiar with various creatures and their habitats.