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Children's Programming

MPT prides itself on being a safe harbor of children's educational programming. Numerous studies of public TV programming indicate that children who watch shows such as Sesame Street, Martha Speaks, SuperWHY! and Word World show marked improvement on key literacy and social skills. What's more, public TV is cited as the number one source of media content among preschool teachers.

Halloween Themed Programming
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Halloween Themed Programming

This “Odd-tober” new episodes and returning favorites premiere on-air and on streaming platforms including new Halloween themed episodes from ARTHUR, ODD SQUAD & SPLASH AND BUBBLES

Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time
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Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time

It helps to remember digital media is simply a tool, just like books, toys & art supplies. As parents, we have the power to decide how and when to use these tools with our kids.

How to Overcome Your Fears About Kids’ Screen Time
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How to Overcome Your Fears About Kids’ Screen Time

How can we overcome our fears about screen time and reimagine media and technology as a tool that can help kids grow, connect and learn?

Halloween Themed Learning Activities
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Halloween Themed Learning Activities

Get our top spooky and fun (and educational!) ideas for celebrating Halloween.

13 Easy PBS KIDS Halloween Costumes
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13 Easy PBS KIDS Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching! Transform your kids into their favorite PBS KIDS characters with these amazing costume ideas from around the web.

10 Picture Books that Encourage Kindness
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10 Picture Books that Encourage Kindness

Explore empathy, celebrate diversity, and encourage kindness through these children's books. Do you have any favorites to add?

Not So Scary Boo Book
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Not So Scary Boo Book

Everyone is afraid of something. That’s normal, but it’s how we handle our fear that lets us move past it and grow.

How to Raise A Powerful Girl
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How to Raise A Powerful Girl

Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making positive choices about their own lives and doing positive things for others.

The Magical Effect of Watching TV With Your Child
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The Magical Effect of Watching TV With Your Child

The mere presence of a parent while children watch TV is enough to help them learn. Even without saying a word, by simply watching together, kids learn better. Here's why.

Hidden Pictures
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Hidden Pictures

Use laundry detergent as paint to create hidden pictures that are revealed in the dark.

Oddtober adventure with the Wild Kratts
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Oddtober adventure with the Wild Kratts

A bat in the brownies!? Take an Oddtober adventure with the Wild Kratts brothers and a little brown bat named Bite-Size.

PBS KIDS Pumpkin Carving Templates
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PBS KIDS Pumpkin Carving Templates

Getting ready for some pumpkin carving? Check out these templates from your PBS KIDS favorites.

Autumn Math with Apples & Pumpkins
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Autumn Math with Apples & Pumpkins

This autumnal early math activity uses the sights and smells of the season to teach the basic math concepts of counting, sorting, and graphing to your preschool-age children.

October Is National Bully Prevention Month
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October Is National Bully Prevention Month

Learn more about how you can recognize and prevent bullying in the interactive graphic novel “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh.”

What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied
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What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied

Watch for these signs that your child might be dealing with a bully. And remember that above all, your support & comfort in these situations is what matters most.

Ants on a Log: A Fun, Healthy Snack
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Ants on a Log: A Fun, Healthy Snack

Mya gets some help from her little sister Jada for this favorite homemade treat: Ants on a Log! This delicious snack is an easy way to engage even young children in the kitchen.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe

This easy to make Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe is a fun Autumn twist on a favorite breakfast dish.

Help Your Child Focus & Concentrate
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Help Your Child Focus & Concentrate

An ability to concentrate and sustain attention on all kinds of tasks is crucially important, because it helps kids learn and improve.

Creative Play: The Real Work of Childhood
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Creative Play: The Real Work of Childhood

Creative play helps kids grow into adults who can find innovative solutions to difficult challenges.

Learning Critical Math Skills With Your Child’s Favorite Shows
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Learning Critical Math Skills With Your Child’s Favorite ...

Research shows that kids who watched PEG + CAT and Odd Squad exhibited significantly improved performance on critical early math skills.

How Daniel Tiger Helps Teach Social Skills to Preschoolers
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How Daniel Tiger Helps Teach Social Skills to Preschoolers

Research shows kids who watched Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood had higher levels of empathy, were better at recognizing emotions, and were more confident in social situations.

New Media Guidelines for Kids
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New Media Guidelines for Kids

The new AAP guidelines guidelines provide a solid basis for parents to help shape how media is used in the home.

Wearable Tech for Kids
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Wearable Tech for Kids

Smart toys are at the top of the list of toy trends this holiday season. Here are 5 tips for choosing wearable technology for kids.

PBS KIDS App Encourages Children to Explore Nature
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PBS KIDS App Encourages Children to Explore Nature

Using a camera, compass, recorder, and sketching tool, your children can capture what they find in their own character themed journal!

Making the Most of Reading Aloud
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Making the Most of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to young children stimulates and strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension and word meaning.

Five Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child
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Five Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Making reading fun for kids is easier than it may first seem. Here are a few ideas to try this summer or all year around!

Inspiring Your Child’s Imagination
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Inspiring Your Child’s Imagination

Has your child ever flown a unicorn right out of the house? Or forged a peace treaty with thimble-sized aliens? The importance of imagination goes beyond play.

Jet’s Planet Pinball
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Jet’s Planet Pinball

It’s pinball time! Help Jet put all the planets in the right order in this new Ready Jet Go game.

Measure Up App
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Measure Up App

Kids use math every day, even when they play! Show little explorers how to put math into action, with the new Measure Up! App.

PBS KIDS Learning Resources
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PBS KIDS Learning Resources

Extended learning ideas, child development tracking and recommended games and activities for parents and caregivers.

PBS KIDS Educational Apps
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PBS KIDS Educational Apps

Play free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere.

Raising Confident Girls
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Raising Confident Girls

Helping your daughter drop unnecessary apologies and begin using clear, direct language will give her a powerful tool for success in the future.

PBS KIDS Role Models
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PBS KIDS Role Models

These PBS KIDS role models prove that you can be anything. Check out these inspiring videos featuring a doctor, astronomer, paleontologist, engineer, and two musicians.

PBS Kids Kart Kingdom

PBS Kids Kart Kingdom

Come one, come all to KART KINGDOM, a new world of adventure and fun! Swim the depths of ocean or zoom through the snow. You can also build cool gadgets, play games, and make friends! Check it out!

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Explore the Outdoors with PLUM LANDING

Explore the Outdoors with PLUM LANDING

Play! Explore! Create! Share! Discover the wonders of our amazing planet with PLUM LANDING!

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Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.

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Where kids can watch videos and full episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS shows.

Fun Games for Preschoolers
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Fun Games for Preschoolers

Looking for a game that Miss Rosa told you about on TV?

Healthy Reading for Kids
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Healthy Reading for Kids

Every parent strives to raise happy and healthy kids. Help your little ones stay fit wi...

Space Racers

Space Racers

This animated series geared toward preschool children offers a universe of fun for the entire family! Airs Wednesdays at 12 noon, Fridays at 9:30am, and Sundays at 9am.

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PBS KIDS Play

PBS KIDS Play

An award winning online school readiness program.

Full Time Kid

Full Time Kid

Fun crafts, DIY, and other adventures with Mya.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

Where teachers can bring their classrooms to life.

PBS Parents Play & Learn App

PBS Parents Play & Learn App

Mini games that parents can play with their kids that teach reading and math concepts.

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

National literacy campaign focused on building reading skills of children ages 2-8.

PBS KIDS Lab

PBS KIDS Lab

Exploring new ways to keep kids learning. Anytime. Anywhere.

MPT-HD Weekday Schedule

6:00 am     Thomas & Friends

6:30 am     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

7:00 am     Ready Jet Go!

7:30 am     Wild Kratts

8:00 am     Nature Cat

8:30 am     Curious George

9:00 am     Curious George

9:30 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:00 am   Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:30 am   Splash And Bubbles

11:00 am   Splash And Bubbles

11:30 pm   Sesame Street

12:00 pm   Sesame Street

12:30 pm   Martha Speaks


Program Descriptions & Websites

Program Descriptions & Websites

Learn more about our children's shows & visit their online homes.

PBS KIDS Apps

PBS KIDS Apps

Watch your favorite PBS KIDS shows on the go and download mobile apps from PBS.

PBS KIDS Shop

PBS KIDS Shop

From books and DVDs to toys and party supplies, shop for items featuring all your favor...

PBS Parents eBooks

PBS Parents eBooks

Check out our new eBooks for sale on Amazon and in the App Store.