My friends at PBS Kids are totally ready for some fun, Earth-happy on-air programming, and my own kids are thrilled.
PBS Kids and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) have partnered again to create the Explore the Outdoors! series. It’s a series full o’ Earth-month love.
Programming that teaches kids how to celebrate and respect the world around them?
Programming that is so fun and familiar that kids have no clue they’re learning?
Programming that is cool enough that kids talk about it even way after the show is over?
A huge win in my book.
For the last few days, we’ve been screening some of PBS Kids’ new outdoor-themed specials, and each and every one has been watched and re-watched. Tons of our fave pals, like WordGirl and Wild Kratts, and Arthur and Martha, have been getting outdoors, doing what they can to make Mother Nature smile.
And this mama sure is smiling.
All this awesome starts Monday April 7th. Seriously. So set your DVRs!
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Earth Month Programming for Kids–Resources from PBS Kids: To ring in earth month programming, we did what we can to get our seeds started.
Easy as pie, in a soup can for larger plants, or in small cupcake holders that you can just drop into the earth, seed starting is easy. It gets kids psyched for gardening when the weather’s not yet warm enough to start backyard gardens.
We’ve been doing this for years. My kids love it.
But as for PBS Kids programming that you don’t want to miss:
- Wild Kratts: Hermit Shell Crab Exchange
- Wild Kratts: Bugging Out
- Martha Speaks: Martha Says it with Flowers
- Arthur: The Good Sport
- Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Adventure Camp
All great choices! Check out the PBS Kids station finder for tv times for your area.
Want a little more to really bring these episodes to life?
- Check out Plum Landing, a platform created by PBS Kids and Boston’s WGBH where kids can access videos, games, and an entire site dedicated to learning about the great oudoors! Y.E.S!!!
- Visit PBS Parents/outdoors for articles, resources, and ideas.
- Check out tons of cool games and activities for kids.
- Follow #PBSExplore for the latest!
What do you think your kids will like best–the shows or the websites? Would love to know!
fyi: I work with PBS Kids via the PBS Kids VIP group of bloggers. Though I received a box of screeners and planting items, this is an unsponsored posts; all opinions, as always, are my very own.