KLRN strives to provide valuable educational content to every family in our viewing area, from great drama, world-class music, in-depth news, fascinating "how-to" programs and, best of all — non-violent educational programs for your children.
During these uncertain times, KLRN is adapting and creating educational resources in an easy-to-follow format. We aim to provide educational content and resources that support every family in our community.
With these daily blog posts, you will find two PBS Kids programs featured, and accompanying educational activities that will help extend learning into your home. In addition to that we have added a new 4 PM time slot that aims at providing some content for older school age students. You will find resources tied to each of these programs aired daily with lessons from our PBS LearningMedia site.
We hope that this will provide your family a way to enjoy the PBS shows you love and extend the learning into your home.
All the best,
KLRN’s Education Team
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Monday, May 25 at 9:30 AM
Daniel Explores Nature It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood! Daniel and his family are spending the day outside exploring, when Daniel spots a beautiful red bird. As they watch the busy bird, they learn about how a bird's nest is built. But when the nest falls out of the tree, will Daniel and Katerina be able to help her? Daniel's Nature Walk There's so much to explore when you're outside! Daniel is going on a nature walk in the forest with O the Owl and Uncle X. They see frogs, worms and even spot a rainbow in the sky! Strategy: There's so much to explore when you're outside!
- Nature Sensory Bag
Sensory bags are a great way for babies to explore and learn to focus their attention. Gather the materials by doing a scavenger hunt or a nature walk and use double bags especially if you’re dealing with over-excited toddlers or babies! You can focus on using different textures, so it’s more fun to squish and move around!
- Garden Senses
Time spent observing things outside is time spent building science skills.
- Explore Nature on a Walk
Children can find all kinds of treasures everywhere! Plan a walk with your child and maybe a friend, too. You may not get very far, or move very quickly, but children can have a chance to look for things like leaves, tiny bugs, stones, and squirrels.
- Molly of Denali Field Guide to Birds
- Go Birdwatching With DIY Binoculars!
Transform a pair of toilet paper rolls into DIY binoculars by using a little duct tape and some imagination!
- Meet the Trees
Trees are all around us and are an important part of nature, even in big cities! You can help your child learn about trees and the animals that use them by exploring your backyard or neighborhood.
- Exploring Outdoors
Things in nature can appear similar, but observing them more closely shows they’re all unique.
Monday, May 25 at 2:30 PM
The Kratt brothers set out to experience the life of the Bald eagle. Beginning as unhatched eggs in a nest, Martin and Chris grow with their eaglet sister, but when one of their siblings mysteriously disappears, the gang must also solve the mystery of what happened to the Fourth Bald eagle. Science Concept: The feather - its structure and function.
- The Letter E Coloring Page
- Make Nature Cat's Hat
Create Nature Cat's hat with paper in this cute craft activity.
- Feather Necklace
Make a simple nature-inspired necklace for your birthday party guests.
- Color Big Bird’s Nest
The smallest, simplest things—like coloring together—provide the best opportunities for quiet bonding, conversation, relaxation, collaboration, and praise.
- Observing Birds
Do you have a bird feeder in the backyard, in a neighbor’s yard, or in a nearby park? Over time, you and your child can observe birds that live in your area year-round or birds that are migrating from faraway places.
- Use Fractions While Making a Bird Feeder
Combine the fun of feeding your local birds and building your child’s measuring and fraction skills while you create a homemade bird feeder.
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World: The Rocket
Monday, May 25 at 4 PM
Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.
Relive the celebrations of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with this special trip to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA. This virtual exploration offers viewers an inside look into the museum as they learn about Georgia’s unique ties to space exploration. This program was recorded live at the Museum of Aviation on July 16, 2019.
Students use the engineering design process to create a straw rocket in this lesson plan created by teacher Nicolette Forde-Mason
Students build virtual rockets to explore the physics concepts of forces (thrust, drag, lift, weight) and Newton's Three Laws of Motion: Inertia, Acceleration and Interaction.
We hope you enjoyed some of these activities. If you follow KLRN on your facebook account please be sure to share your activities and use the #KLRNeducates and #KLRNLearnatHome tags.
Tune in tomorrow for more learning fun with your favorite PBS Kids programs.
- PBS KIDS Backgrounds for Your Next Video Chat
- KLRN is offering NEW PARENT Sessions go to the Events Page to register for these upcoming FREE sessions on Social Emotional Development 5/14, Healthy Kids 5/21 and Energy Conservation in the Home 5/28.
- For a list of FREE Wi-Fi locations around the community go here.
- The most recent KLRN Family Newsletter can be foundhere.
- Welcome to Frontline Child Care! On this site you will find information on child care options for Texas' frontline workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic here.
- New Sesame Street site with Autism resources in English and Spanish. Resources highlight that all children are amazing in their own ways. And, at a time when many families are experiencing unprecedented uncertainty, the resources provide coping strategies for parents of children with autism, supporting them as they adjust to a “for-now” normal while still addressing their children’s unique needs.
- United Way of San Antonio various resources.
- Temporary emergency childcare assistance (up to 3 weeks) will be provided for licensed and registered childcare center or licensed/registered home care. Info here.
- Mental Health & Substance Use Resources from Texas Health and Human Services
Recursos para Padres:
- VIA lanza Wi-Fi gratis para estudiantes; El programa continuará de forma limitada, en función de la disponibilidad de recursos y la accesibilidad del sitio. Para ver si un punto de acceso de VIA Cares está disponible en su área, consulte la lista aqui.
- Recursos para ayudar a las Familias durante el COVID-19 de Fred Rogers Productions aqui.
- Como hablar con tus hijos sobre coronavirus
- Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia de PBS LearningMedia
- Sesame Street el Autismo: Ver lo maravilloso en todos los niños.
- Recursos para Salud mental y consumo de sustancias de Texas Health and Human Services aqui