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PBS Kids Race and Racism Program Special

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The PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism special was created in response to parents increasingly asking PBS KIDS for resources to address tough but important topics with their kids, including race and racism, and is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to families across the nation.

Designed as a co-viewing experience, the program explores complicated topics in an age-appropriate way. Our goal is to support parents in talking with their children about race. We hope that our content will provide a helpful starting point in whatever way parents choose to have these conversations with their children. Below are some additional parent resources to support parents in discussions about race and racial justice-related topics with their children.

To watch this special program:

  • Tune in to KLRN 9.1

Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 PM

Monday, October 12 at 7 PM

  • Tune in to KLRN PBS Kids 9.3

Friday, October 9 at 6 PM, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 10 at 2 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM, 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM, 7:30 PM

Monday, October 12 at 2 PM, 3:30 PM

Here are tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and celebrating diversity.

Children’s Books

Children's books are one of the most effective tools to engage with young children on important issues. To encourage conversations about race and diversity with your children, check out this list of books to read together as a family.

This list of books featuring diverse characters and highlighting the importance of diversity in communities is a great way to start conversations about diversity with your young children. Read them together as a family!

Ages 2-6 years old

Help kids to appreciate the similarities and differences among their friends with Daniel Tiger. Support Materials:Alike and Different;

Author and Illustrator Christian Robinson reads his new book, You Matter — a brightly illustrated book that shows how everyone is connected and that everyone matters.

Grade PreK-4

Arthur, Buster, and Mrs. MacGrady talk about ways we can all fight racism and stand up for what’s right. Support materials include: Civics for Young Learners; Civics for Young Learners:Recommended Books; Making Your Classroom a Safe Space