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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.

PBS KIDS Holiday Programming

Kick off the holiday season with the return of classic family favorites and new episodes!

READY JET GO! A Week of NEW Episodes Air Dec 26-30 at 3:30pm
Blast off in a week of all-new episodes with Jet, Sydney, Sean and all the Boxwood Terrace friends. Episodes will premiere featuring night blooming plants, satellites, space Junk and more out-of-this-world intergalactic adventures.

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
Monday, December 5, 07:00 am on MPT-HD
Friday, December 23, 07:00 am on MPT-HD

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Friday, December 16, 08:30 am on MPT-HD

Peg + Cat + Holidays
Tuesday, December 13, 11:30 am on MPT-HD

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
Sunday, December 25, 11:00 am on MPT-HD

Christmas Countdown Chain
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Christmas Countdown Chain

This simple paper chain holds a fun and festive activity for each day until Christmas.

Eco-Friendly Holiday Lanterns
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Eco-Friendly Holiday Lanterns

Recycle cardboard tubes to add a lovely and safe lantern to your holiday décor.

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.

Family Time & Learning Tips for Holidays
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Family Time & Learning Tips for Holidays

The most important part of the holiday season is spending time with the people you love. Combine quality time with learning time this holiday season.

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App
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Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App

In the Ready Jet Go: Space Explorer app, your little one can learn about the planets, stars and constellations in our sky.

New Peg + Cat Game
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New Peg + Cat Game

Peg needs to pick out the perfect gifts for The Teens at the mall. Shop by shape, color & size, and when you’ve filled up your cart, have Ramone help you count the total cost.

Our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Treats
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Our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Treats

Looking for holiday cookies & treats to make and bake? Baking homemade treats for gift giving and entertaining will magically get you into the holiday spirit.

How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger
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How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger

It’s important that kids understand how they are allowed to express anger when they feel mad about something.

Recycled Gingerbread Village
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Recycled Gingerbread Village

Build your own winter wonderland and turn cardboard boxes into a recycled gingerbread village.

Why You Should Experiment on Your Child
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Why You Should Experiment on Your Child

If you want to get inside your kids’ heads, and understand what they do, experiments are the only way to go.

How Media Can Build Empathy in Young Children
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How Media Can Build Empathy in Young Children

Kids who practice empathy are able to recognize what other people are thinking or feeling, then respond with care and compassion.

Painting to Music – A Calming Holiday Art
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Painting to Music – A Calming Holiday Art

Turn on the music and encourage your child to paint how the music sounds.

Importance of Giving Back
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Importance of Giving Back

While the holiday season is an annual reminder to give, you can help make giving and sharing a family affair year round.

How to Raise a Caring Child
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How to Raise a Caring Child

To help our children learn to be kind, we need to address some of the barriers that get in the way of making kind choices.

Creating an Emotionally Supportive Home Environment
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Creating an Emotionally Supportive Home Environment

Dealing with emotions is difficult at all ages. More often than not, your physical presence and attentive listening are enough.

How to Help Your Quiet Child Speak Up
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How to Help Your Quiet Child Speak Up

Try these strategies to help your quiet ones learn to stand up to negative behavior.

Teaching Children It’s OK to Fail
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Teaching Children It’s OK to Fail

Learn how to encourage your child to bounce back from setbacks. Here are a few tips for helping your children develop resilience.

The Power of Routines
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The Power of Routines

Consistent routines make transitions easier, help toddlers learn self-control, and guide positive behavior.

Tips to Raise Honest Kids
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Tips to Raise Honest Kids

Reminding kids that it’s important to tell the truth before you ask about a situation increases the chance that they will be honest.

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.

Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”
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Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”

Here are seven free apps you can use to encourage your children to explore their surroundings, use observational skills & have an adventure right in their neighborhood!

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.

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App
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Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App

Point your device to the sky & explore to see real world positions of constellations and planets! Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app available free on April 7th!

Play & Learn App
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Play & Learn App

This app -- designed specifically with parents in mind -- provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids.

PBS KIDS 24/7 TV Channel and Live Stream

PBS KIDS 24/7 TV Channel and Live Stream

PBS will launch new 24/7 children’s services later this year. Provided by local stations, the free PBS KIDS offerings will include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms.

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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PBS Kids

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

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.

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 with books.

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.

Weekday Schedule

6:00 am     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

6:30 am     Arthur

7:00 am     Wild Kratts

7:30 am     Ready Jet Go!

8:00 am     Nature Cat

8:30 am     Curious George

9:00 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

9:30 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:00 am   Splash And Bubbles

10:30 am   Sesame Street

11:00 am   Dinosaur Train

11:30 am   Peg + Cat

12:00 pm   Super Why!

12:30 pm   Sesame Street


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 favorite PBS KIDS characters.

PBS Parents eBooks

PBS Parents eBooks

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