Connecting School & Home
Printables for Parents Archive
Explore our archive of letters for teachers to send home to parents. Each letter offers suggestions to help parents reinforce the skills taught in the classroom. Available in English and Spanish.
From PBS Parents
PBS Parents is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers raise children who are ready to learn. New content and resources are added to this site frequently. Be sure to check out:
- Issues & Advice
Use the Bookfinder tool to locate age-appropriate books to read with your child, submit a question or read answers in the Expert Q & A area, or browse Tips from Teachers.
- PBS Parents Guide to Child Development
Find information on early learning and school age struggles. Use the child development tracker tool to search for subject area specific information based on your child's age.
- PBS Parents Guide to Children and Media
Discover how TV, movies, advertising, computers and video games can shape your child's development and what you can do to create a media-literate household. (Available in English and Spanish)
- PBS Parents Guide to Creativity
Protect and nurture your child's creative spirit with original online games and suggested activities to get the creative juices flowing.
- PBS Parents Guide to Going to School
Help your child start school right. Get the scoop on saying goodbye, what kids really learn grade-by-grade, and how to talk about their day. Also find information on forming a solid parent-teacher partnership and supporting your learner at home.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math
Nurture development of your child's early math skills through this Web site of original math games, offline activities for you to do with your child, and age specific milestones for math development. (Available in English and Spanish)
- PBS Parents Guide to Raising Boys
Discover how to help boys feel confident, succeed in school, and grow up resilient and responsible. This Web site includes sections on active or aggressive boys, boys in school, the search for masculinity, and emotionally strong boys.
- PBS Parents Guide to Reading and Language
Learn how children become readers and writers and how you can help them develop by talking, reading, and writing together every day.(Available in English and Spanish)
- PBS Parents Guide to Talking with Kids
Explore strategies for talking with kids about everyday issues, health, and the news. (Available in English and Spanish)
- Fun and Games
Search for fun ideas with the activity finder, plan a PBS KIDS birthday party, and explore parent helper ideas for dinner time, bedtime, and rainy days.
- TV Programs
Learn more about the goals and viewing ages for each PBS KIDS program.