Learn and Play All Summer With PBS KIDS & PBS LearningMedia

School is out and summer is in!

This summer, encourage play and learning at home, summer camp and summer school, and in the community with specially curated collections of videos, games and activities for children in grades PreK-12 from PBS LearningMedia. Educators will find valuable tools to refresh and renew your teaching, virtual professional learning opportunities, and additional content to support the unique educational needs of your students.

Caregivers can discover fun, exploratory resources and simple tips for early learners from PBS KIDS for Parents to support social and emotional learning, math, literacy and more.

Each platform has hands-on, connected everyday fun and learning that will help your child realize their own, unique possibilities! Explore the resources below to learn more.

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Summertime is Family Time!

10 Easy Summer Volunteer Ideas for Families

Grades PreK-5
Sunny summer days are just destined for random acts of kindness. Make room between camps, vacations and reunions to serve up some service this season. Check out these 10 fun ways to give back with your kids!

Five Tips to Lower Summertime Stress and Keep the Joy in Summer

Grades PreK-5
This summer, save yourself some stress by planning ahead, but always remember to look for spontaneous moments that make all of the planning worthwhile.

Summertime Solutions: The Benefits of Unstructured Play

Grades PreK-5
Feel free to shed the guilt of creating a perfect summer. Research shows that unstructured play is one of the best ways to help your kids learn and grow during the summer months.

Beating the Summer Brain Drain

Grades PreK-5
Strategic use of media during the summer can teach our kids and inspire their curiosity. And they may not even know that they’re learning.

Summer of Possibilities: Play Your Way

Play and learn your way this summer! You can explore and play with your child all season long with a variety of free resources from PBS KIDS. Spark curiosity and creativity with hands-on activities, tips, and games around different themes supporting literacy, math, science, and life skills.

Explore the entire collection on PBS Kids for Parents! And use these printable resources to help enhance and track your summer learning goals!

PBS LearningMedia Summer Collections

Summer Camp Collection

Whether you’re looking for music and dance activities, science experiments, family-friendly adventures, or learning about animals, you’ll find fun, educational activities to include in your daily schedule, as well as resources to help seed ideas for new explorations with the Summer Camp collection. Use these great, diverse resources for grades PreK to 5 as you plan your summer fun!

Summer Learning Collection

Keep the spirit of curiosity alive this summer and explore all the ways learning exists in everyday activities. Find resources in the Summer Learning collection that encourage students in grades 6 to 12 to spend the summer asking questions, spinning stories, and exploring all the ways that learning can be fun.

More Resources for School & Home

Use these handy, downloadable resource sheets to find additional PBS KIDS resources, PBS LearningMedia collections, professional development opportunities for educators, and more!

For even more summertime activities the whole family will enjoy, check out Summer Fun on the Longest Day of the Year on our Learn & Play Blog.