Week of March 30 | Grades Pre-K–3rd

This week's programming helps us think about our health, as well as how important it is to help and take care of others with some of our favorite characters, including Elmo and Xavier Riddle.

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Download this week’s schedule.

Programming Highlights

Nature Cat: Wild Batts!/No Bird Left Behind!
Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal
In this fun PBS crossover episode Chris and Martin Kratt show up on Nature Cat as Chris and Martin Batt, two wild bat brothers whose tree home is destroyed, forcing them to find a new shelter. Enter Nature Cat and his pals who come to the rescue, helping Chris and Martin Batt by building them their brand new home! Onward and keep-on-nature-adventuring-ward!

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Florence Nightingale/I am George Washington Carver
Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal and at 6:00 a.m. PST on KLCS
When Yadina gets the hiccups right before a big show and tell appearance, she turns to Xavier and Brad for help. To help her out, our heroes travel back in time to meet legendary nurse Florence Nightingale.

Watch to see how Yadina figured out how to solve her hiccup problem. | PBS KIDS

Peg + Cat: The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem
Thursday at 6:30 a.m. PST on KLCS
Peg and Cat must save the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away in a sparkling sphere. Count by twos with Peg and Cat to help save him!

Sesame Street: Welcome to Sesame Hospital
Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal
Rosita, Abby, and Telly play hospital and pretend to be a doctor, nurse, and x-ray technician. Chris pretends to be their patient and they help heal his funny bone.

 

Related Content

10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Be Awesome Critical Thinkers
Developing critical thinking is super important, but it can be challenging, especially while children are learning from home. Here are 10 simple tips to help out, from slowing things down, to role-playing to get different perspectives.

 

Activities

Vegetable Planting Online Game
Join Gabriela from “Sid the Science Kid” to help her plant vegetables! Take care to put them in the correct planters and don’t forget to water them!

Daniel Tiger “Doctor Daniel” Game – Online
Nervous about going to the doctor? Play doctor with Daniel Tiger to get to know what the instruments doctors use do, that way, you’ll know exactly what to expect when you’re the patient.

Pretend Play: Going to the Doctor
Pretend play can help your child work through fears and feel more in control. In this activity, encourage your child to imagine she is a doctor using household items as instruments.

Daniel Tiger at the doctor with his dad. | PBS Kids

 

Lesson Plans

Sorting Out Soils
Did you know that soil is made up of living critters as well as non-living components? Take a look at the soil outside your house to see what it’s like and how it’s different from other soils nearby.

Shape Hunt | Everyday Learning – Video
Shapes are all around us! Going on a quest to find shapes at home helps familiarize children with them and it’s a perfect building block to help them understand more complex geometric concepts later on.

An ice cream cone is shaped like a triangle. | Still from “Shape Hunt | Everyday Learning.”

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Reflect About Family Memories
Take a walk down memory lane. Many children may miss their extended family members during this time of social distancing. Spend some time looking at family photos and take the opportunity to relive special moments like birthdays or family vacations. Read more tips on how to help your kids reflect on today’s situation here.