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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.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse with Your Kids
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How to Watch the Solar Eclipse with Your Kids

We talked to the NASA astronomer better known to kids as Dr. Amy from Ready Jet Go! about helping children understand and safely experience this amazing astronomical event.

Discover Constellations with the PBS Kids Stargazing App
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Discover Constellations with the PBS Kids Stargazing App

Just point your device at the sky and move it around to map stars in real time!

Getting Kids Unplugged and Back to Nature Through Camping
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Getting Kids Unplugged and Back to Nature Through Camping

With the flicker of the campfire replacing the glow of the screen, these weekends in the woods are spent bonding as a family and immersing the kids in nature.

Children’s Books About Camping
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Children’s Books About Camping

Camping may seem like hard work, but the outdoors can be a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning
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Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning

Using these simple tips for summer math learning will keep kids occupied & prepare your child for school in the fall.

Keeping Kids’ Minds Sharp During Vacation
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Keeping Kids’ Minds Sharp During Vacation

It’s easy to keep your kids sharp on vacation under the guise of fun. Use these ideas to enhance learning throughout the summer.

Guided Play: Maximizing Kids’ Learning And Fun
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Guided Play: Maximizing Kids’ Learning And Fun

Guided play means letting your kids start to play as they naturally would, then engaging in that play with them — Here is how.

Encourage Reading in Summer
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Encourage Reading in Summer

Encourage a love of reading throughout the summer! Here are a few tips from librarians to make your summer a success.

DIY Lava Lamp
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DIY Lava Lamp

Learn how to make a DIY lava lamp using household supplies! This craft activity is not only a feast for the eyes, but also a terrific science experiment.

DIY Mini Camping Tents
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DIY Mini Camping Tents

Make these DIY tents and pretend you are on a safari or camping in a national park!

Trace to Erase: Learning Words with Chalk
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Trace to Erase: Learning Words with Chalk

Looking for a unique way to help your little one develop fine motor skills? Introduce the concept of tracing with just sidewalk chalk, water and an old paint brush!

How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy
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How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy

Kids learn through experience that everything has needs, that these needs are not always identical, and that they can help meet those needs.

Build Math Skills with Water Balloons
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Build Math Skills with Water Balloons

Take your child's learning outdoors with this refreshing math activity that will have them putting their early math skills to the test.

Make Your Own Writing Tent
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Make Your Own Writing Tent

Every great writer needs a great space. A safe & cozy writing tent can inspire some fantastic tales.

10 Easy Summer Volunteer Ideas for Families
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10 Easy Summer Volunteer Ideas for Families

Make room between camps, vacations and reunions to serve up some service this season. Check out these 10 fun ways to give back with your kids.

Children’s Books for Summer Fun
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Children’s Books for Summer Fun

From the sandy beach to the city streets, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them.

Summer Tomato Salad
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Summer Tomato Salad

A wonderful fresh tomato salad recipe featuring ripe tomatoes, avocado, basil, and a touch of balsamic vinegar.

Keeping the Joy in Summer
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Keeping the Joy in Summer

Here are some ways to keep summer stresses to a minimum and get back to the joys of the season.

Fun Summer Science Projects
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Fun Summer Science Projects

Integrating science into your daily summer “do” list is a lot easier than you think. Here are a few ideas.

Free Apps That Get Kids Outdoors
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Free Apps That Get Kids Outdoors

Help young gamers to explore their surroundings, use observational skills and have an adventure right in their own neighborhood!

How to Choose the Best Apps for Summer Learning
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How to Choose the Best Apps for Summer Learning

With an abundant supply of apps available to kids today, many parents might be wondering how to find the best apps for their families.

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.