Are the kids bored? We can help with that!

With schools across Illinois and Indiana closed, we’ve got you covered with activities and tips to help your kids play and learn at home. When using any PBS apps or additional resources, please make sure to have Lakeshore PBS selected as your local station!

On air, Lakeshore PBS broadcasts trusted, educational content for children in grades K-12 Monday through Friday for 7.5 hours each day. For more details and program information, check out our broadcast schedule.

Use our At-Home Broadcast Guides for the Week of 5/7 to find information about airtimes, grade levels, and subject areas of Lakeshore PBS educational programming.

We want to hear from you!  We invite teachers and parents to tell us about your at-home learning experience. Answer by 6/19 and you will be eligible to win a $200 prize pack! Survey Link

Use these printable PBS KIDS Conversation Cards to engage children as they watch their favorite PBS programming. Want even more kids content? Sign up for the PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter. In addition to our on-air educational programming, Lakeshore PBS and PBS KIDS offer countless high-quality and FREE resources to help children in grades K-12 continue to learn at home.

  • Offers information, activities and tips for parents and caregivers, including a guide on how to talk to kids about coronavirusResources are appropriate for ages 2-8.

  • Find educational apps from your favorite PBS KIDS programs. Resources are appropriate for ages 3-8.

  • Find educational apps from your favorite PBS KIDS programs. Resources are appropriate for ages 3-8.

  • EVERGLADES OF THE NORTH explores the controversial saga of the Grand Kankakee Marsh. A missing piece of American ecology that compels the viewer to consider the vital role wetlands and prairies play in our ecosystem. Educational resources are available to guide students deeper into the history and science of the Grand Kankakee Marsh and gain a deeper appreciation of its importance. Request an educators guide at http://www.kankakeemarsh.com/for-educators/

  • The design of the B. Harley Bradley House helped establish Frank Lloyd Wright as one of America’s greatest architects, but this home, its designer, and the community around it had to overcome dramatic hardships to secure their legacies. Request educator resources at http://www.anamericanhomefilm.com/educators

  • On Lake Michigan’s southern shore, stunning natural beauty collides with heavy industry like nowhere else in the country. The juxtaposition of a priceless dune landscape and enduring industrial expansion set the stage for America’s most influential environmental battles. Educator resources can be found at http://www.shiftingsandsmovie.com/media/resources/.

  • Meet the Helpers is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness. This is a great time to talk to children about what’s happening in the world, and empower them to be helpers to keep each other healthy.

  • PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for PreK-12 educators that supports distance learning. Right now, this includes tips to help explain the COVID-19 virus and promote healthy habits.

  • Get creative with DIY science experiments, homemade bird feeder tutorials and tips on mastering card tricks.

  • Lakeshore PBS created The Region Remembers: WWII, to document the stories, voices & images of Northwest Indiana heroes. Hear over 20 personal accounts from local veterans, their spouses & other civilians that paints a vivid & harrowing portrait of how the war dramatically altered our region during the second great war.

  • This collection of media based resources around American Experience includes photos, videos, interactive content, documents and audio for a range of grade levels.

  • The Caring for Each Other initiative has introduced brand new content from “Sesame Street” and streets around the world, as well as a rich array of free, online resources to support children and families.

  • Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to national standards and feature document-based activities.

All of us here at Lakeshore Public Media are honored to continue serving you as a trusted source of information as our community pulls together during this difficult period. Find out the latest about the pandemic in our Region on our COVID-19 news and resources page. And you can always tune into Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1 FM over-the-air in NW Indiana or stream it anytime, anywhere, for free at lakeshorepublicradio.org.