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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.

Let’s Go Luna! Series Premiere
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Let’s Go Luna! Series Premiere

Let’s Go Luna! is a new animated PBS KIDS’ series that encourages kids to explore & appreciate cultures from all over the world. Premieres November 21 on MPT-HD.

Is your family excited to meet Luna the Moon? Watch a sneak peek of our brand new show, “Let’s Go Luna,” on the free PBS KIDS Video App or on the PBS KIDS YouTube channel!

Helping Sensitive Kids Manage Their Emotions
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Helping Sensitive Kids Manage Their Emotions

Does your child respond to simple corrections with tears, or tantrums? Staying calm & responding with an empathetic acknowledgment is one way to de-escalate their emotions.

Advertising in Kids’ Apps: What Should Parents Do?
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Advertising in Kids’ Apps: What Should Parents Do?

Do you know which of your kid's apps have ads and which are ad-free? Here's what to look for and how to empower kids to think critically when using apps.

Free Printable Thankful Notes
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Free Printable Thankful Notes

These notes can be fun and rewarding for the whole family, simply by finishing the sentence "I am thankful for you because..."

Raising Grateful Kids
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Raising Grateful Kids

Gratitude is good for you — and for your kids. Here are some helpful tips for raising grateful kids.

When to Introduce Your Child to a Smart Phone or Tablet
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When to Introduce Your Child to a Smart Phone or Tablet

Just because toddlers like to push buttons does not mean they are ready for a computer. Here are some helpful tips on when & how to introduce your child to these technologies.

The Importance of Art in Child Development
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The Importance of Art in Child Development

Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of children as they grow up.

DIY: Gobbler Glove
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DIY: Gobbler Glove

Turn an ordinary glove into a gobbling turkey this Thanksgiving and put on a pre-dinner puppet show!

DIY: Pilgrim Hats
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DIY: Pilgrim Hats

This very simple craft could be perfect for keeping little hands busy while the Thanksgiving meal is prepared.

DIY: Silly Putty
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DIY: Silly Putty

For many, the cooler temperatures mean family fun has to come indoors. Here's a fun indoor activity that combines liquid starch and glue to make your own putty!

Recycled Craft: Tube Blocks
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Recycled Craft: Tube Blocks

Don't toss your paper towel and toilet paper rolls! In this DIY building block activity, one recycled cardboard roll makes three building blocks!

Classic Pumpkin Pie
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Classic Pumpkin Pie

This classic pumpkin pie recipe is dense, perfectly spiced, not overly sweet and is the only pie you need Thanksgiving Day.

Every Child Is A Journalist
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Every Child Is A Journalist

Did you know that preschool-aged kids ask an average of 76 information-seeking questions per hour? All those questions are one way they begin to understand the world!

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.

Breakfast Brain Foods
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Breakfast Brain Foods

A small USDA study found that children who ate breakfast did better on math tests than those who skipped the meal.

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit
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7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit

How can you get your kids to eat more fruit? Here are seven tactics you can use to guide them without saying a word.

Raising Multiracial Kids
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Raising Multiracial Kids

Parents and caregivers raising multiracial children should start talking with them early and often about race and identity.

8 Brain Building Games to Play in the Car
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8 Brain Building Games to Play in the Car

Work. School. Daycare. Errands. Families spend a lot of time on the go! Here are 8 cordless, hands-free ways to build in learning and bonding time on your next commute.

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?

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.

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...

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     Wild Kratts

6:30 am     Wild Kratts

7:00 am     Ready Jet Go!

7:30 am     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

8:00 am     Nature Cat

8:30 am     Curious George

9:00 am     Pinkalicious & Peterrific

9:30 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:00 am   Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:30 am   Splash And Bubbles

11:00 am   Sesame Street

11:30 pm   Super Why!

12:00 pm   Dinosaur Train

12:30 am   Peg + Cat


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.