Iowa Public Television’s (IPTV) commitment to early childhood education continues with the expansion of our Ready for School initiative.


Thinkalong helps students to think critically about media messages, develop informed opinions, and practice how to take a stand.

American Masters

Explore the contributions of American writers, artists and performers with American Masters education collections.

The 50th Anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Schools Decision

Watch a live streaming presentation and discussion with Mary Beth and John Tinker as they reflect on their case and its impact.

pic mat

Our Letters and Number Tracing Mat a great fine motor activity for the youngest learners.

Pattern Blocks

Alphabet Pattern Block Cards are a great resource for early childhood learners. Use this full alphabet set with any brand of pattern blocks to encourage problem solving as learners create objects and...

Children Using Computer

Classroom-ready, standards-aligned resources and updated features offer flexibility for today’s educators on the popular free platform

Daniel Tiger

This animated program for preschoolers ages 2-4 builds on the PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and uses Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music...

PBS NewsHour

Journalism and storytelling use the best practices of project-based learning to build engaged and digitally-literate citizens.

Super Why

Iowa Public Television curated an extensive list of resources that align with standards and target specific grade levels. Core Standard/Skill Age/Grade Shows Episodes Games Alphabet/Letter...