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Best PBS Websites and Apps for Learning

PBS is a giant in learning media, with a deep roster of beloved, long-running content -- including a bunch of great apps, games, and websites. But with so many digital learning experiences to choose from, how do you know which to share with your students? This list compiles the best digital tools created by PBS. These picks are fueled by the PBS library of shows and content, from cartoons to news to documentaries. There's a range of options featuring engaging games, fun activities, and project-based learning resources that dig into topics sure to satisfy kids and teens.

Cookie Monster's Challenge Publisher: PBS KIDS
Unique games help young kids build essential school-readiness skills
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings Publisher: PBS KIDS
Songs and activities help kids express, recognize, understand emotions
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
PBS KIDS Measure Up! Publisher: PBS KIDS
Fun mixes with learning in adventure-themed measurement activities
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Peg + Cat: The Tree Problem Publisher: PBS KIDS
Fun games require spatial reasoning to help Cat jump out of a tree
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Sid's Science Fair Publisher: PBS KIDS
Good interactive way for young kids to learn and practice science
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet Publisher: PBS KIDS
Fun filled games use multiple strategies to teach the alphabet
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/rogers/
Learn to love and know yourself, others, and the world around you
Grades Pre-K-1
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
PBS KIDS Lab Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/lab/
Explore outstanding new math and language additions to PBS KIDS family
Grades Pre-K-2
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
PBS KIDS ScratchJr Publisher: PBS KIDS
PBS and Scratch mash-up offers nice wrapper for rock-solid coding tool
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Ready to Learn Reading Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/read/
Vast assortment of activities encourage reading and storytelling
Grades Pre-K-3
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
PBS KIDS Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/
One-stop shop for a wealth of fantastic PBS KIDS educational content
Grades Pre-K-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
NOVA Visit Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova
Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
PBS LearningMedia Visit Website: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Oh Noah! Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
Comforting character makes second-language mistakes no big deal
Grades K-3
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Cyberchase 3D Builder Publisher: PBS KIDS
Clever story-based geometry game builds spatial reasoning skills
Grades K-4
Type App
Price $.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Odd Squad: Blob Chase Publisher: PBS KIDS
Plan, problem-solve to build paths, capture blobs in fun leveled game
Grades 1-3
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
PBS Kids: Plum Landing Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/plumlanding/
Web games, outside adventures offer in-depth tour of Earth’s ecosystems
Grades 1-4
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Plum's Photo Hunt Publisher: PBS KIDS
Photo-finding missions get kids out to explore and enjoy their world
Grades 1-4
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Cyberchase Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
Quests, videos, and games terrific for developing math and problem-solving skills
Grades 2-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Design Squad Nation Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
Classmates can compete to solve fun engineering problems
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Roadtrip Nation Visit Website: http://roadtripnation.org/
Outstanding site motivates kids to follow dreams, work hard
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price $20-$25 per student
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4