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Pre-K Health and Wellness Resources

Meet the Helpers

Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
Many children have questions and can feel uneasy when emergencies occur in their communities. The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations. Included in the toolkit are videos and hands-on activities that provide educators and families with developmentally appropriate resources for young children.
Skill: The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
Georgia Standard: PDM1
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
Handwashing keeps us healthy. Be like Elmo and make sure to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds. When you feel a tickle in your nose or throat, remember that there’s a right way to sneeze and cough! Sneezing and coughing into the bend of your arm or elbow helps keep hands germ-free. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Skill: The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
Georgia Standard: PDM1
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Kira Willey's Breathe with Me series is a compilation of instructive meditative breathing exercises meant to help students focus, relax, and feel energized. These videos are part of her mindfulness work that helps students learn to self-regulate and make good choices.
Skills: The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
Georgia Standards: PDM1, SED3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
Join us for What's Good, a new, six-part video series where inspiration and information meet the power of science. In this video and accompanying series of activities, parents and children will explore the topic of physical wellness and how to maintain an active, balanced lifestyle. They will talk about where they see balance in the world around them, and how kids can start thinking about keeping a balanced diet and incorporating exercises in their lives.
Skills: The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
The child will participate in activities related to nutrition.
Georgia Standards: PDM1, PDM2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Playing outside makes kids happier, healthier and stronger! In this segment Abby Brown challenges kids to draw on their experience on the playground to invent a new game including the goal, rules and roles!
Skills: The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
The child will demonstrate gross motor skills.
Georgia Standards: PDM1, PDM5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Snack Hacks are fun healthy recipes to make with your child that provide positive experiences with healthy foods. Spend some quality time together while building science, reading, and math skills. Create a Crispy Fruit Tree forest with this recipe!
Skills: The child will participate in activities related to nutrition.
The child will engage in self-expression.
Georgia Standards: PDM2, SED2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
This activity will help children recognize shapes. Taking a walk around their house, neighborhood, or town and going on a shape hunt is a great way for them to learn.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and child’s relationship to objects in space.
Georgia Standard: PDM3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Abby Brown loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids what to look for on a map so that it can be used to navigate your way to where you want to go! Take a look at a city map to practice navigating streets, as well as a zoo map.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and child’s relationship to objects in space.
Georgia Standard: PDM3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
After a wild day of mishaps leaves Clifford wishing he weren’t so big, Emily Elizabeth reads Clifford Gulliver's Travels as he drifts off to sleep in “The Big Red Dream.” He dreams he is a small dog. When he wakes up, he is glad to be back to his big, regular size.
Skills: The child will use senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) to explore the environment and process information.
The child will demonstrate fine motor skills.
The child will develop self-awareness.
The child will engage in self-expression.
Georgia Standards: PDM4, PDM6, SED1, SED2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Elmo has a new dance called the Elmo Slide. Follow Elmo as he teaches a new kind of dance! This music video explores relational concepts through dance and movement.
Skill: The child will demonstrate gross motor skills.
Georgia Standard: PDM5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
There are so many ways that practice makes you better, but you have to keep trying! Remind kids to not give up on their first attempt. Practice, patience, and persistence often helps them reach the results they are looking for.
Skill: The child will demonstrate fine motor skills.
Georgia Standard: PDM6
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
O's block tower inspires Daniel to imagine constructing a real building. Remind kids to not give up on the first try if they fail. Teach kids that persistence, patience, and approaching the task from a different angle will help them reach completion.
Skills: The child will demonstrate fine motor skills.
The child will develop self-awareness.
The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
Georgia Standards: PDM6, SED1, SED5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Learn how students can work together, talk through problems, and effect positive change in this animated video from the PBS KIDS series ARTHUR. When Francine starts a campaign to help save the environment, Muffy worries that her family’s business—selling cars—will be affected. Then she and her dad discover a solution that is not only ecological but will help ensure his company’s future.
Skills: The child will engage in self-expression.
The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
Georgia Standards: SED2, SED5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Explore how people are alike and different in these ARTHUR activities. From interviewing classmates to establishing local pen pals to creating neighborhood maps, the activities will help children understand and appreciate what we share in common and what makes each of us unique.
Skill: The child will engage in self-expression.
Georgia Standard: SED2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Find out how many of these objects in nature your students can spot with PBS KIDS Bingo! Find all you need to play Dot's Nature Bingo here, in English and in Spanish!
Skills: The child will engage in self-expression.
The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
Georgia Standards: SED2, SED5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
There will be times in life when everyone needs to share. By having caring adults around who can help young children learn that sharing is one way to build friendships, children can learn that sharing with friends (who have become important to them) is more fun than keeping things just for themselves. In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on developing the social skill of sharing. Watch the videos about Sharing and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activities or throughout the year as children face the challenges associated with sharing. Explore the topic of Sharing in your classroom using the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity. Share the Family Activity document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.
Skills: The child will engage in self-expression.
The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
Georgia Standards: SED2, SED5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Daniel Tiger and his friends like to play, but sometimes friends want to play about two different themes. With this Strategy Song, the friends are encouraged to work on a compromise so they can play together.
Skills: The child will engage in self-expression.
The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
Georgia Standards: SED2, SED3, SED5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Ed Sheeran sings with his muppet friends about appropriate behavior in the classroom as opposed to behavior at home. Learning to raise your hand, standing in line, and listening to the teacher are important skills.
Skill: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
Georgia Standard: SED3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
It's the beginning of the school year and there are so many new experiences coming up! Join Mister Rogers and Daniel Tiger as they prepare themselves for the first day of school. Through The Fred Rogers Company episodes, clips, activities and articles, help your children and students gain a much more thorough understanding of what school life will be like.
Skill: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
Georgia Standard: SED3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video Collection
In this set of resources, we will use videos and a song from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to focus on ways in which you can encourage and show children and families that creative pretend play is valued and important. Watch the videos about Pretend Play and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activities or throughout the year. Explore the topic of Pretend Play in your classroom using the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity. Share the Family Activity document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.
Skill: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
Georgia Standard: SED3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids discover the sights and sounds in a school, as well as different subject areas and caring adults!
Skill: The child will develop relationships and social skills with adults.
Georgia Standard: SED4