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        PBS KIDS Family Engagement Toolkit | PBS KIDS Lab

        A seven-week multimedia experience that includes a curriculum for one parent engagement meeting each week as well as a weekly curriculum of home-based family activities.

        Lesson Summary

        The PBS KIDS Family Engagement Toolkit developed by WestEd enables to local PBS stations, outreach staff, community partners, and other interested educators to train parents and caregivers to successfully integrate PBS KIDS videos, online games, and other activities into their daily family life in order to enhance their children’s mathematical development. The Toolkit includes a Facilitator Guide for conducting weekly parent engagement meetings, and a Parent Curriculum that focuses on on- and off-line activities for parents to do with their children at home.

        The Facilitator Guide offers instructions facilitating weekly one-hour parent meetings where parents are introduced to the weekly themes and daily activities, and share their experiences with each other.

        Each weekly session includes:

        • A list of materials facilitators will need
        • Scripts for introducing each week’s math concept
        • Suggestions for helping parents explore that week’s PBS KIDS videos, on-line games, and offline activites
        • Advice for facilitating small group sharing of experiences using the prior week’s content

        The Parent Curriculum that provides families with step-by-step instructions for engaging with PBS KIDS math resources and extending the math lessons into everyday life.

        Each weekly lesson includes:

        • An overview of the week’s activities
        • A list of materials families will need
        • Pre-game activities designed to build background knowledge
        • Descriptions of the week’s games
        • Suggestions for how to interact with the child during game play
        • Printables

        Time Allotment

        Seven weeks. 30 minutes a day for four days per week. 

        Supplies

        Toolkit Guide | Facilitator Guide | Presentations

        Learning Activities

        Orientation Week

        Guide to the Week

         

        Week 1 - Counting

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        Bubble Pop
        Bunny Ride
        Do You See My Seahorse
        Meatball Launcher
        Monkey Jump
        Peg's Pizza

        PBS KIDS Videos

        Counting Chickens

         

        Week 2 - Numbers

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games 

        Apple Picking
        Flower Garden
        Hide and Seek

        PBS KIDS Videos 

        Counting to 20
        Ramone Shakes it Plenty

         

        Week 3 - Counting Backwards & Skip Counting

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        Blast Off
        Count with Allie
        High Five
        Rock Art

        PBS KIDS Videos

        Counting by 10's
        King Cecil the Seahorse

         

        Week 4 - Addition

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        Do You See My Seahorse?
        Museum of Tens
        Star Swiper (Coming Soon!)
        Train Station
        Vegetable Harvest

        PBS KIDS Videos

        10 Friends Escape the Giants
        Four + One = Five Sleeping Pirates

         

        Week 5 - Comparing and Sharing

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        Bug Catcher 
        Fair Shares
        Ribbit

        PBS KIDS Videos

        Math in the Bath: Fair Sharing
        The Great Banana has Landed

         

        Week 6 - Shapes

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        3-2-1 Snack
        Buddy's Gem Hunt
        Paint-a-Long
        Sketch-a-Mite
        The Great Shape Race

        PBS KIDS Videos

        Cat Likes Circles
        The Secret of a Good Tower

         

        Week 7 - Advanced Shapes

        Guide to the Week

        PBS KIDS Games

        Chicken Blast-off
        Huff Puff-A-Tron
        Magical Shape Hunt

        PBS KIDS Videos

        Kites Need Oodles of Wind!
        Triangle, Pentagon, Triangle, Square!

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