Early Childhood: TV and Digital Resources
VPM has curated local and national programs for all learners. At VPM there are many ways to learn from home and on the go. Over the air and digital programs and activities are designed by educators for students of all ages. These programs and digital resources help parents and caregivers celebrate how they can be their children’s first teachers at this critical time in their child’s development.
Positive Screen Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics gives specific screen time recommendations for young children. PBS KIDS programs provide a positive media experience. For more information on TV and digital involvement, check out this article.
New from PBS KIDS
ALMA’S WAY follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members.
VPM Programs that Reflect Culture and Diversity
Circle Time at Home brings young learners a familiar school routine - right into the home! Join Ms. Gaby in engaging and interactive family-centered learning, focused on social emotional, language, cognitive, and physical health areas of development - and aligned with Virginia’s Pre-K and Kindergarten learning standards. Using the circle time routine helps children’s learning, memory and knowledge - so they can use their new skills in the real world!
Fitness DAWGS + Diet And Workout = Great Success. This show seeks to educate kids ages 4-7 on a healthier lifestyle by incorporating Virginia Foundation Blocks for Health and Physical Development for pre-K, as well as the Health and Physical Education Standard of Learning for Virginia Public Schools grade K-2.
Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike uses music and story as the joyful pathway to learning for young children, while integrating and modeling the state's new EC learning standards for literacy, math, and social emotional learning as well as the National Standards for Music Education. The show forges connections across the greater community by featuring guest teachers, artists, musicians, authors, and community members. With every music selection, book selection, and guest spotlight, Mary and Mike strive for a rich, diverse, beautiful representation of all people and cultures. The message to beautiful learners is clear: they are loved, they are valued, and they can do amazing things.
Media has the power to educate and explore differences, especially for young children. Here are some media resources (PDF) that educators can use to explore differences and educate students about different cultures.