At-Home Learning with WKAR
At-Home Learning with WKAR includes broadcasts on WKAR and WKAR WORLD, PBS KIDS 24/7, Curious Crew Educator Toolkit, WKAR Educator and WKAR Family newsletters, and more.
NEW! WKAR Family Workshops with Mrs. Pizzo
WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo hosts two weekly Book Club Workshops and a weekly Curious Crew Workshop.
Register for the FREE online Family Workshop sessions here.
FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
WKAR Main Channel | View Schedule
Mon.-Fri. | 6:30am-6pm | PBS Kids PreK-Grade 5
Free antenna TV at 23.1
Cable/Satellite: Find PBS or WKAR in your viewing guide.
Expanded At-Home Learning, with a new programming block from noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays featuring WKAR's own Curious Crew, WCMU’s Into the Outdoors, and PBS KIDS shows SciGirls and Peg + Cat. The addition increases programming for kids from 7.5 to 9.5 hours per day.
WKAR World | View Schedule
Mon.-Fri. | Noon - 5pm | Grades 6-12
Free antenna TV at 23.2
Some cable systems. Find WKAR World in your viewing guide.
WKAR World is now broadcasting At-Home Learning programs for students grade 6-12 Mon.-Fri. beginning at noon. The new broadcast programming is supplemented with additional resources from WKAR PBS LearningMedia.
WKAR PBS Kids 24/7 |View Schedule
Mon.-Sun. | 6am-6am | Ages 2-8
Free antenna TV at 23.4
Some cable systems. Find WKAR PBS Kids in your viewing guide.
PBS KIDS’ high-quality content, available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.
Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop
WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo provides WKAR At-Home Learning updates, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
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WKAR Family is here for you -- with tips and resources to help parents, caregivers and teachers through these difficult times.
The WKAR Family and PBS Kids newsletter is emailed you each weekday with ideas and resources to keep your kids playing and learning at home while school is closed.
In each issue of the WKAR Educator, WKAR Education Director Robin Pizzo shares information and ideas to help you address the challenge of reaching your students in their homes -- by drawing on the extensive, FREE library of parent-trusted, standards-aligned programs and interactive materials that only PBS and WKAR can provide.
CURIOUS CREW EDUCATOR TOOLKIT
How does that work? What happens next? Inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to investigating principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with award-winning science educator Dr. Rob Stephenson. Beginning with season three, each episode includes a Curious About Careers reporter visiting women working in STEM-related fields to learn about career possibilities. New with season six, Dr. Rob incorporates Next Generation Science Standards into the show, with the crew modeling science phenomena all on their own.
Curiosity Guides help young learners and families try each episode's activities at home. The full set of Curiosity Guides for each season can be downloaded at the links below.
For more about Curious Crew, and to download individual Curiosity Guides for each activity, visit Curious Crew at wkar.org.
On WKAR TV in mid-Michigan | Free antenna channel 23.1. Cable/satellite: look for PBS WKAR on your viewing guide.
Mondays noon and 5:30pm, Tue-Fri noon, Saturdays 10:30am & 5:30pm, Sundays 10:30am
50 FULL EPISODES plus Curious About Careers, Cast Rewind, and more
WKAR TV - May-June 2020
Season 5 Curiosity Guides
Polymers, Wedges, Rocks, Soapy Science, Circulatory System, Bioplastics, Soccer Science, Paper Airplane Science, Electromagnetism, Diffusion and Osmosis
Season 4 Curiosity Guides
Center of Gravity, Pulleys, Kinetic Energy, Central Nervous System, Basketball Science, Torque, Sense of Hearing, Chocolate Chemistry, Electrical Circuits, Matter
WKAR FAMILY VIDEO
Forming connections to help kids be resilient, lifelong learners. Featuring tips and takeaways for parents and caregivers on topics such as literacy, social emotional development and STEAM concepts. Segments based on early childhood development research at Michigan State University. Produced by WKAR Family in collaboration with various MSU and community partners.
Music Maker Shakers for Babies!
Babies can become music makers through play!
Baby Signs for Stressful Situations
Signing with your infant or toddler can help regulate their emotions.
Children need repeated practice counting objects that they see and touch.
Shared Reading Fun with Kids!
Shared reading is the single most important activity to help a child learn to read.
Yoga Zen Time With Kids | Sparty Time!
Michigan State mascot Sparty and kids practice yoga to find their inner zen!
WKAR and MSU donate 1,000 PBS Playtime Pads to Lansing kids
WKAR and MSU are donating 1,000 PBS Playtime Pads to Lansing kindergartners!