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WUCF's Early Learning Resources

We know this can be an exciting, yet anxious time for caregivers and children. We created this page and resources to help you and your family navigate the development skills needed as your child grows and prepares for kindergarten.

Children grow at different rates, so areas of development often overlap. Development in one area is reinforced and enhanced by growth in others. Our On My Way to K with PBS KIDS toolkit (below)has a whole-child approach to preparing children for kindergarten with resources that support all of the key developmental areas a child needs to be successful and become life-long learners.

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On My Way to K Toolkit

Is the child in your life on their way to Kindergarten?

Download WUCF’s toolkit to help your family navigate the development skills needed for kindergarten readiness.

The toolkit features the following sections:

  • How I Grow – Descriptions and definitions of each developmental area.
  • Help Me Grow – Simple and affordable strategies to nurture and empower children.
  • Let’s Explore Together – Innovative television and mobile resources featuring PBS KIDS characters.
  • PBS KIDS Activities – Fun, offline activities encouraging hands-on exploration & conversation.

Download On My Way To K Toolkit Here!

On My Way to K Weekly Activity Calendar

WUCF has created a weekly calendar of fun enrichment activities that take no more than 15-20 minutes and will help prepare your children for Kindergarten! Each week includes short videos, interactive games, and some hands-on exploration.

How to Use:

  1. Review activities for the week and gather your materials (listed in the handout below).
  2. Set aside 15-20 minutes of learning time each day.
  3. Do the daily activity with your child (use accompanying discussion questions and vocabulary)
  4. Have FUN!
America - July 4thOceans and FishOviparous Animals
SpringWeatherPlants
Earth RecyclingInsectsCamping
Nursery Rhyme LiteracyFriendship

The On My Way to K with PBS Activity Calendar aligns to early childhood standards and complements our On My Way to K Toolkit, but can also be used on its own. The resource provides a whole child approach, understanding that learning is more than cognitive, and includes opportunities for critical thinking, social, emotional, emotional, physical, arts, communication, and collaborative growth.

Bright By Text

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Additional Resources

Stem from the Start

Designed for PreK-Grade 2 learners, STEM from the Start is a free interactive educational video series that helps kids explore the basic principles of physical science and other STEM topics by engaging children in learning that is fun, engaging and long-lasting. Each lesson is designed to be paused so educators and parents can engage children in guided discussions, hands-on experiments and scientific explorations, using the downloadable Discovery Guides for support during each section. Provided by our New Hampshire PBS partner station.

Find Ways to Play

Need to find other activities to fit your own theme or home resources? You can always create your own activity plan using the PBS KIDS for Parents Activity Finder.

9 Early Literacy Activities At Home

Extend your child’s language ability and vocabulary with these activities that will fill your home with letters, sounds, and word fun!

Play & Learn Video Lists

Happy, Healthy Kids

Need to get those wiggles out? Or want to know more about how to be healthy? Happy, Healthy Kids teaches children about the importance of movement, as well as eating healthy and understanding feelings. Watch them all here.

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Twenty-Second Nursery Rhymes

Looking for more fun songs for your child to sing while washing their hands? Enjoy this YouTube playlist of fun, short nursery rhymes — all with a handy 20-second timer!

PBS KIDS Read-Alongs

To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites. View more.

Sesame Street Fun at Home Activities

From yoga to search and finds, Sesame Street can help keep your kids active and engaged with this YouTube playlist while they are home from school!