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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.

Kick Off the School Year With New Daniel Tiger Episodes

Kick Off the School Year With New Daniel Tiger Episodes

Kick off the school year with all new back-to-school themed episodes from Daniel Tiger that focus on school readiness strategies. Watch it on MPT starting Monday, September 5th!

Helping Preschoolers with Separation Anxiety
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Helping Preschoolers with Separation Anxiety

As you prepare to drop your child off at preschool, try these strategies to help your child cope with separation anxiety.

Strategies for Making the New School Year a Success
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Strategies for Making the New School Year a Success

While there's typically excitement about the new school year, there's generally some level of anxiety about what lies ahead, as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

First Days of School
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First Days of School

Try these strategies to help your child (and you) get in the groove of the first days of school.

Helping Young Children Learn to Make Friends
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Helping Young Children Learn to Make Friends

The ability to make and keep friends provides a number of crucial developmental benefits.

DIY: Kinetic Sand
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DIY: Kinetic Sand

Learn how to make DIY kinetic sand, a fun sensory craft, using household ingredients!

Summer Reflections Activity
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Summer Reflections Activity

Did your summer fly by, too? Take some time to celebrate summer with all the great memories saved.

Back-to-School Granola Bars
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Back-to-School Granola Bars

These granola bars are easy to make and deliciously chewy and crispy.

8 Kid-Friendly Lunches That Aren’t Sandwiches
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8 Kid-Friendly Lunches That Aren’t Sandwiches

8 sandwich-free lunches that kids will love - they’re wholesome, healthy & simple to make.

How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues
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How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Here are some helpful tips for beating the back-to-school blues.

Back to School Transition
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Back to School Transition

While the start of a new school year can be very exciting, it’s also a time of transition. Prepare children for the first day.

Responding to Toddlers’ Irrational Behavior
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Responding to Toddlers’ Irrational Behavior

Tantrums, while frustrating, are completely normal. And they signal important milestones are being achieved.

The difference between Praise & Encouragement
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The difference between Praise & Encouragement

Praise can often focus on perfection rather than progress and improvement. Here's how to turn praise into encouragement, instead.

Helping Kids Benefit From Their Love of Music
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Helping Kids Benefit From Their Love of Music

Just as we are affected by the food we put into our bodies, we are affected by the music we put into our brains.

Raising Grateful Kids
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Raising Grateful Kids

Gratitude helps people “feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity & build strong relationships.”

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.

2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Maryland Winner

Maryland Crab Lettuce Cups

Congrats to Maryland's own Colby Trenor who won a trip to the Kids' "State Dinner" with his Maryland Crab Lettuce Cups!

Click here for the winners of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Teaching Children Self-Control
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Teaching Children Self-Control

Self-control doesn’t have to mean effortful, teeth-gritting willpower. In fact, that kind of self-restraint is hard to keep up for long—even for adults.

Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves
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Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves

One bad experience doesn’t equate being the worst at something. Here are some reasons children might talk themselves down & tips for how to help.

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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PBS Parents

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

PBS Kids

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 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.

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.

Weekday Schedule

6:00 am     Arthur

6:30 am     Odd Squad

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 (M, Tu, W, Th)

9:30 am     Space Racers (F)

10:00 am   Sesame Street

10:30 am   Peg + Cat

11:00 am   Dinosaur Train

11:30 am   Dinosaur Train

12:00 pm   Super Why! (M, Tu, Th, F)

12:00 pm   Space Racers (W)

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.