KNPB Education Family Engagement

PBS KIDS for Parents and KNPB equip families with the knowledge and skills to support child development and to empower children for learning success. As part of the KNPB Family Engagement service, we offer Family engagement workshops specifically developed for preschool children (ages 3-5 years old) and their parents.

The first five years of a child’s life are instrumental to social, emotional, and cognitive development now and in the future.  Parents play a primary role in a child’s early learning process; they are a child’s first teacher and the first to influence success with learning since 90% of each child’s brain development occurs before age 5.

 

Family Engagement

For more information, contact Joy Foremaster, Education Services Coordinator at ReadyToLearn@knpb.org or 775.682.7823.

 

Family Engagement Workshops

Literacy Comes Alive!  Ready for School, Ready for Fun! Financial Literacy

Literacy Comes Alive!  

In this exciting workshop, we show parents how to take any book and “make it come alive”. Parents and their children listen to a read aloud book, watch a short video clip and then do several hands-on activities at centers all based on the book. The activities include cooking, math skills, literacy skills, color recognition and more. 

Ready for School, Ready for Fun! 

In this informative workshop we show parents how to make inexpensive, “educational” activities they can do at home with their children. Using PBS KIDS for Parents, we share great resources on child development, age-appropriate practices, and other valuable tools.

Financial Literacy 

An engaging video, a read aloud, and fun hands-on activities are integrated into the financial literacy workshops. Lessons include identifying coins, their attributes, and their values. Children will explore the concept of saving, spending, and donating money.

KNPB PBS KIDS Writers Contest
KNPB Education Services

KNPB PBS KIDS Writers Contest

This local contest hosted by KNPB in partnership with PBS KIDS is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

PBS LearningMedia
PBS Education

PBS LearningMedia

PBS and KNPB Education Services have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for you.

PBS KIDS for Parents
PBS KIDS for Parents

PBS KIDS for Parents

PBS KIDS is dedicated to offering free access to media content and community-based experiences that support learning for young children.

How to Watch KNPB
KNPB Broadcast Services

How to Watch KNPB

PBS and KNPB use the power of media to open worlds of possibilities for all children, so that every child can reach their full potential in school — and in life.