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Parents & Caregivers

WITF is here to support you through excellent educational programming and engaging experiences.   Explore to discover more with these helpful resources.

Making the Most of Screen Time

Co-viewing with parents

Watching shows and videos with your child(ren) can be helpful for their emotional and academic development. Viewing together or “co-viewing” helps us see and hear what our children see and hear.

Ready Set Music!

Ready Set Music!

Helping children use words to describe what is happening inside them is an important part of Social and Emotional Learning. These words and messages can be taught and reinforced through music.

Pre-K through Elementary


These apps are free and aligned to learning goals for literacy, STEM, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning. Once they are downloaded, most of the apps do not require
an internet connection.

PBS KIDS for Parents

PBS KIDS for Parents

Between birth and age five, 90 percent of a child’s brain develops. During these early years, it’s critical to build the foundational cognitive and social-emotional skills that kids need to be successful lifelong learners. That’s why PBS KIDS is dedicated to offering free access to media content and community-based experiences that support learning for young children.

Meet The Helpers

MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness. The information is presented through engaging videos and downloadable emergency plans to use at home.

Middle School through High School

PBS Newshour Classroom

This site is specifically designed for grade 6-12. It features news, can be searched by subject area like civics or math and includes lesson plans and student voices.

Pennsylvania History

ExplorePAHistory provides users with three principal entry points: “Stories from PA History,” “Visit PA Regions,” and “Teach PA History.”

Pennsylvania Environmental History

Rachel Carson at Hawk Mountain

Meet PA conservation heroes who played a key role in protecting the environment in a series of WITF original documentaries and accompanying classroom materials for educators.

Student Reporting Labs

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Includes 10 lesson plans, educator resources and youth reporting efforts.

You can also access a webinar discussing the unit with Q and A from educators across the country.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

PBS is a FREE resource for teachers and students to access video, images, games and more. Search by topic, grade level or standard to find resources to enrich learning for PreK-12 students. It is useful for families too.

Teach Your Way

Teach Your Way

Teach your way with this timely collection of resources aligned to social-emotional learning themes and skills for PreK-2 students.