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About PBS Parents

Welcome to PBS Parents!


Welcome to PBS Parents, the trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years.

Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child’s first, best teacher. We’re also the proud recipient of the prestigious 2011 Parent’s Choice Gold Award – the only parenting site to receive this distinction.

Looking for expert advice on the latest parenting issues? Check out the Expert Q & A blog on our Issues and Advice page. Post comments, ask questions, share stories — be part of the conversation. Don't miss our Child Development section, with its age-by-age guide to a child's development from birth to age nine.  And on Kitchen Explorers, amazing cooks (and moms), Alice Currah and Aviva Goldfarb, share quick and easy recipes that will tempt picky eaters.

PBS Parents is committed to providing valuable school-related resources for parents and caregivers. Our Education section offers strategies for building literacy and math skills and tips for Going to School. You can also find information for Children with Disabilities.

Visit Fun and Games for engaging, age-appropriate games from your child's favorite PBS KIDS programs. And, be sure to put a PBS KIDS character in a photo with your child with our Photo Factory. There's also a field guide with activities that encourage children to explore the wonder of the world around them. Our Birthday Parties page, the definitive guide to PBS KIDS parties, has fun party ideas and activities too.

You can also sign up for our free newsletter. It highlights articles, parenting tips, posts from our blogs, recipes and games from PBS KIDS. Get the scoop on PBS KIDS TV programs and learn about other family-related PBS shows on our TV Programs page.

In an effort to reach a diverse audience, we’ve made some of the content on PBS Parents available in Spanish. See our Guía a Este Sitio Web (Site Map) for details.

Giving parents information they need fast is important to us. So, we created a number of tools for that purpose. Click on Search to quickly find content related to whatever topics interest you. Get book recommendations categorized by age, theme or keyword from the PBS Parents Bookfinder. Our Activity Search will connect you with games and activities related to your child's favorite PBS KIDS programs. And, our highly regarded Child Development Tracker will help follow your child’s development at a specific age or stage and suggest supporting activities.

Please contact us, if you have any questions about PBS Parents. Don't forget to visit us on Facebook and Twitter, too. Thank you for being a part of our community!

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