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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.

PBS KIDS 24/7 launching on 1/16
PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel

PBS KIDS 24/7 launching on 1/16

MPT will be launching the additional 24/7 PBS KIDS channel on January 16, 2017. Watch all your favorite PBS KIDS shows 24/7. Please check our channel guide for channel location.

Catch the ALL-NEW Splash and Bubbles special on January 16th on PBS KIDS!

New Episodes of Wild Kratts

New Episodes of Wild Kratts

New episodes of Wild Kratts premiering during the week of January 16th. Watch it on MPT-HD.

Children’s Books About Dr. King
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Children’s Books About Dr. King

Check out these great children’s books about Dr. King and other stories about helping others and giving back.

Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Teach young learners about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with this collection of resources from PBS Learning Media.

Upcycled Mini Chalkboard
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Upcycled Mini Chalkboard

Reuse old mint tins to create a recycled mini chalkboard for an easy on-the-go activity kit.

Math Memory Games Printables
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Math Memory Games Printables

This memory-style math game encourages kids to solve math problems and remember answers as they flip and turn to find the matches.

Make A Feelings Faces Chart
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Make A Feelings Faces Chart

Kids don’t often have the language to describe what they’re feeling. Help your children express themselves with this feelings faces chart.

When Your Child Does Something Mean
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When Your Child Does Something Mean

Children sometimes act mean when they can't find a better way to solve a problem. Here are a few ways we can help kids to understand how their actions affect others.

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.

Making New Year’s Resolutions with Your Child
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Making New Year’s Resolutions with Your Child

We not only benefit from New Year’s resolutions; our children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals.

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Soup
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New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Soup

A delicious black-eyed pea soup recipe featuring chopped onion, carrots, mustard greens, and ham.

Getting Your Kids to Listen to You
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Getting Your Kids to Listen to You

Here are five tips to help get your kids to hear what you have to say—before you develop a full-fledged case of laryngitis.

Winter Writing Wonderland Activity
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Winter Writing Wonderland Activity

This multi-sensory learning activity gets kids writing in the “snow” no matter the weather outside.

Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern
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Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern

Learn tips for helping children expand their circle of concern to include those who look, sound, or behave differently than they do.

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.

How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger
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How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger

It’s important that kids understand how they are allowed to express anger when they feel mad about something.

The Discipline Dilemma
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The Discipline Dilemma

Young children need help to cope with life’s rules and limits. They need support & guidance to learn about controlling their emotions & adapting to the many rules of life.

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.

Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”
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Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”

Here are seven free apps you can use to encourage your children to explore their surroundings, use observational skills & have an adventure right in their neighborhood!

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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PBS Parents

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 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 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     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

6:30 am     Arthur

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

10:00 am   Splash And Bubbles

10:30 am   Sesame Street

11:00 am   Dinosaur Train

11:30 am   Peg + Cat

12:00 pm   Super Why!

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.