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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.

The Laws of Friendship
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The Laws of Friendship

As kids grow, the ground rules of friendships develop & change. Learning these "laws" can help us understand our children’s social lives so we can be there when they need us.

How to Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy
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How to Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy

It's normal for both adults & kids to feel anxious after a publicly devastating event. Here are some things you can do to minimize the stress and maintain a sense of normalcy.

Celebrating 50 Years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
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Celebrating 50 Years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Premiered on PBS on February 19, 1968, Mr. Rogers brought his warm, deeply human messages to millions of viewers.

How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids
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How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids

Anger and frustration are powerful emotions. Help kids develop coping strategies to manage frustration.

Talking with Kids
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Talking with Kids

Listen through your children's ears & find out how much of your conversation kids really understand — and why they don't seem to pay attention when you want them to.

Get Smart with the Arts
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Get Smart with the Arts

Arts activities not only help children learn, they also provide wonderful opportunities to build self-confidence and self-expression.

Super Scribbles: How Young Artists Grow
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Super Scribbles: How Young Artists Grow

How exactly do kids go from scribbling to illustrating full scenes? Here's one mother's take on the process, and how you can help!

Applying Interactive Reading in Everyday Life
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Applying Interactive Reading in Everyday Life

Simple prompts and questions can help children participate in a story, instead of passively listening.

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
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Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

Black History Month is a great starting point to introduce children to books and stories that reflect other cultures and ethnicities.

Grocery Store Math Bingo
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Grocery Store Math Bingo

This grocery store bingo game helps kids reinforce the math concepts they’re learning at school, like sorting, conversion, geometry, and units of measurement.

Nature Cat: Shadow Play
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Nature Cat: Shadow Play

In this activity, your child can explore how objects can cast a shadow when they block the sun or other sources of light. Find out how to put on a shadow play.

Peg + Cat: Hair Salon Game
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Peg + Cat: Hair Salon Game

Take a trip to the hair salon with Peg + Cat to explore ordinal numbers, counting aloud and following directions in this interactive game.

Daniel Tiger: An Interactive Storybook
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Daniel Tiger: An Interactive Storybook

How does your child approach being different from others? This interactive storybook from Daniel Tiger is one way to spark the conversation.

Teach Me: Share A Special Skill
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Teach Me: Share A Special Skill

Deepen life skills and celebrate your child's "expertise" in this fun role-reversal activity. You never know what you may learn!

Find the Face Matching Game
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Find the Face Matching Game

Put your little historian's knowledge of black history and memory skills to the test in this interactive matching game.

Self Esteem: Self Portraits
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Self Esteem: Self Portraits

Whenever you become involved in your child's playtime, you'll have a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your child -- and probably more about yourself, too.

Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist
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Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist

While kids are still little, art education is more about encouragement than teaching any particular techniques. And that’s something parents can totally do!

What to Do When Your Child Hates Reading
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What to Do When Your Child Hates Reading

Are your kids big readers or does reading seem like another chore? Here are tips to help reluctant readers find fun in books!

Books to Celebrate Black History Month
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Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Check out this great list of children's books for Black History Month (and anytime!).

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

An easy warm pastry recipe made from refrigerated crescent rolls, sweetened cream cheese and fresh raspberries.

What’s Good
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What’s Good

Join us for WHAT’S GOOD, a six-part video series designed for parents, where inspiration and information meet the power of science!

8 Apps That Support Children’s Social-Emotional Growth
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8 Apps That Support Children’s Social-Emotional Growth

Discover apps that support children’s social and emotional skills and offer helpful tips and advice for parents.

How to Choose & Use Apps for Your Child’s Learning
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How to Choose & Use Apps for Your Child’s Learning

Keep in mind: apps don’t equal learning – they are potential tools for learning.

How to Talk About Adoption with Your Child
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How to Talk About Adoption with Your Child

Here are a few suggestions to help when your child announces that his friend is adopted and wants to know what that means.

How to Tell Your Child She is Adopted
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How to Tell Your Child She is Adopted

Telling your child that they are adopted can be scary. Have you ever discussed adoption with your kids? How did you bring it up or answer their questions?

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?

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.

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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PBS Kids

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...

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.