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Back To School Tips And Resources

Getting kids ready for the school year can be a daunting task. Between selecting a school, meeting teachers, buying supplies and so many other preparations, it always seems as if there is so much to do and think about, but so little time.

Many children and parents develop anxiety while making all the preparations and just don’t know where to turn to for help. There are lots of great parenting and education resources out there, but how do you know which are best? Here are three of our favorite places to turn to for back to school tips this year:

PBS Election Central: Educational Resources for Parents, Educators and Students

As part of the overarching PBS Election 2016 initiative, PBS LearningMedia (in partnership with PBS NewsHour) created PBS Election Central–an online destination of election-related resources and content with age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information to teach K-12 students about the p

PBS KIDS Movie Night: “Odd Squad: The Movie”

Join us at 23 Sesame Street for PBS Kids Movie Night on Sunday, July 31st, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a sneak peek at Odd Squad: The Movie, before it premieres on television August 1. Before the show, enjoy Odd Squad activities offered by our Science Matters team and other community partners. Food and popcorn will be available for purchase as well. The movie starts at 6:00 p.m.

DIY Fireworks Stamps

What comes to mind when you think of celebrating the Fourth of July? Perhaps, a hot summer day, BBQ and fireworks!

Teach your child about patterns and printmaking by taking household items and turning them into funky, DIY stamps. With these fireworks paintings, you can let your child's imagination soar!


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