All Around Me


Social studies in the early learning classroom is based on building relationships, helping children understand their immediate environment, and then transitioning to the community and beyond. The All Around Me collection encourages positive behaviors in young children to help them develop socially and emotionally, and learn about themselves, their communities, and the world around them.

  • Let's Eat Dinner | Everyday Learning

    It’s fun to try new foods with a friend! Follow our narrator as she tries traditional dinners with families from Kenya, Japan, and Lebanon. This animation teaches students about friends and foods from other world cultures, helping them recognize that diversity exists and that people differ in language, dress, food, and more!

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Ride the Bus | Everyday Learning

    We all have to follow the rules. This fun, animated poem follows students as they board the bus and head to school, following all of the rules along the way.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Find My Ride | Everyday Learning

    Different jobs call for different rides. In this interactive, students figure out which vehicle workers like a fireman, jockey, or postal worker need to get their job done. The interactive helps students recognize that different people have different roles in their communities. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Bye-Bye, Bottle | Everyday Learning

    What happens to recyclables after the truck picks them up? In this short video, follow a plastic bottle from the recycle bin through the recycling process.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Homes Are Everywhere | Everyday Learning

    What sort of home would you find on a lake? What about on a farm? This interactive asks students to use environmental clues and tools to pick the home that belongs in a specific landscape. Young users also demonstrate a basic understanding of shapes to complete each puzzle. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Let's Vote | Everyday Learning

    Voting is fun, especially if you are voting for something tasty. In this short video, students taste three different apples and vote for their favorite. The results of the vote are tallied on a chart.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Family Time | Everyday Learning

    Families come in different shapes and sizes. This video explores different types of families and how no matter what your family looks like it’s special.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Picturing the Past | Everyday Learning

    In this animated video, a child looks at photographs of family members and events, making connections between the images she sees and her own experiences. The video helps young viewers understand and apply the concepts of past, present, and future.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Trade | Everyday Learning

    This animation takes young viewers to a playground where three children are trading toys with each other. The video introduces the economic concepts of barter and trade.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • All Around Town | Everyday Learning

    This animation features a child and her father using a simple map to plan their activities for the day. The video introduces children to concepts related to mapping, location, and time.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Finding My Place | Everyday Learning

    In this animation, a boy describes his evening routine, which includes helping his parents with chores. The video reinforces concepts related to the role of children in families.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Two Days Away | Everyday Learning

    It’s exciting when a friend comes over to play! This animated poem teaches students about simple concepts of time like night vs. day; and today, tomorrow and yesterday; while our narrator waits for his friend to arrive.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Here I Am | Everyday Learning

    Mr. Steve sings about how we all live in a city or town in this video from KET's All Around Me collection. Many cities and towns are different, but they make up a great big world that we all have a place in. 

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Little Drops of Water | Everyday Learning

    We learn that little acts of kindness, like telling our friends that they are great, will help make a kinder world with help from this Mr. Steve song and video from KET's All Around Me collection. 

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Shop | Everyday Learning

    Toys are fun, but they’re not free! In this interactive students will purchase toys that cost from one to five-dollars to fill their toy box. Students recognize the use of money as a means of exchange by counting out dollars to pay for their items. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-K

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