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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.

Nature Cat, New One-Hour Special: OCEAN COMMOTION

Nature Cat, New One-Hour Special: OCEAN COMMOTION

Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal’s favorite chew toy. Watch the new one-hour special “Ocean Commotion” on PBS KIDS.

DIY: Edible Slime
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DIY: Edible Slime

Perfect for rainy, indoor days, this activity uses all edible ingredients, so it’s safe for all ages!

Make a Jellyfish in a Bottle
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Make a Jellyfish in a Bottle

All you need for this activity is a plastic bag, water bottle, and food coloring!

Will it Sink or Float
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Will it Sink or Float

This sink or float experiment uses things found in nature for a summer spin on a classic.

Fishing for Math Facts
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Fishing for Math Facts

This hands-on activity is a fun way to keep your child's math skills fresh over the summer.

Encourage Budding Scientists
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Encourage Budding Scientists

Try these tips to spark your child’s curiosity about Mother Nature during everyday activities or on special outings.

Exploring How Shadows Work
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Exploring How Shadows Work

This cool activity helps children understand how shadows change throughout the day -- all you need is a camera!

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.

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.

One Hour Barbecue Ribs
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One Hour Barbecue Ribs

By cooking the ribs first in a pressure cooker, you can quickly have tender and tasty ribs that typically take hours to prepare.

Help our Kelp Game
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Help our Kelp Game

The kelp needs YOUR help! Sort the Asterina starfish before they eat all the kelp in the Kelp Forest.

Outdoor Family Fun with Plum App
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Outdoor Family Fun with Plum App

Spending time outdoors has many benefits and nature is all around – you just have to look! Download the free app.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.