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Learning Ecosystem

Learning Ecosystem - Families

In February 2018 IdahoPTV launched the 24-hour Idaho PBS KIDS Channel, providing children's programming to more than 99 percent of Idahoans for free! Now families and caregivers can access trusted educational television on a platform and at a time that works for them.

IdahoPTV has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more. This program, already offered in other communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children up to the age of eight.

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From NOVA to Nature, American Experience to The Great British Baking Show, our programs provide content that teaches the viewer something new. Whether it is history, the arts, or tips on cooking and home improvement, PBS programming is quality television that does more than entertain.

Idaho Public Television understands the vital role parents play in their children’s education. Whether homeschooled, virtual, or in public school it is important for parents and caregivers to feel informed and active in their child’s learning. In an effort to help strengthen the home to school connection, IdahoPTV travels to schools throughout the state to offer programs, activities, and resources that are both fun and educational. Whether focusing on science, math, reading or some other important educational topic parents will be provided with tools that encourage a lifelong love of learning.

Year after year, the American public has named PBS as the undisputed leader in children's programming and a trusted and safe place for children to learn and grow. PBS KIDS for Parents provides tools and resources for you, your child's first and best teacher. Find parenting tips and parenting advice on everything from developmental milestones and ideas for reading and science activities or birthday parties, to helping your child succeed in school.

You can find more resources at Peep and the Big Wide World, Design Squad and Plum Landing.

Jueguen y aprendan con PBS KIDS for Parents en Español! Encuentren maneras para jugar juntos con una gran variedad de recursos gratuitos. Este verano, despierten la curiosidad de su niño por la naturaleza con actividades prácticas, consejos y juegos. ¡Empiecen aquí con diversión de verano para toda la familia!

Science Trek introduces elementary age school children to a huge array of science topics in ways that are both fun and factual. It offers educational materials for teachers and parents and inspires students to investigate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Learning Ecosystem - Families

IdahoPTV supports the entire learning ecosystem through family/parent outreach.


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