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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 ensure that Lakeshore PBS is selected as your local station!

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 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.

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

  • Meet The Helpers
    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

    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.

  • PBS Learning Media’s Full-Time Kid Collection
    Get creative with DIY science experiments, homemade bird feeder tutorials and tips on mastering card tricks.

  • The Region Remembers: WWII
    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.

  • American Experience

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

  • Sesame Street

    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.

  • Mission US
    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.

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.