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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! – New Episodes
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Let’s Go Luna! – New Episodes

All-new episodes of Let’s Go Luna! premiering Monday, 2/11.

Parenting Without Power Struggles
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Parenting Without Power Struggles

Power struggles are natural for young children and their parents. Here are six ways to help avoid them and enforce limits.

Managing Your Own Emotions
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Managing Your Own Emotions

Parenting young children is an intensely emotional experience. Tuning into your own feelings and taking deep breaths are ways to keep calm during the chaos.

Talking with Kids
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Talking with Kids

Listen through your children's ears and find out how much of your conversation kids really understand — and why they don't seem to pay attention when you want them to.

The Laws of Friendship
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The Laws of Friendship

As kids grow, the ground rules of friendships develop and change. Learning these “laws” can help us understand and support our children’s social lives.

Strategies for Teaching Kids Self-Regulation
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Strategies for Teaching Kids Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the seed we plant that allows children to grow into adults who can manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Pressing Pause: How Mindfulness Helps Kids
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Pressing Pause: How Mindfulness Helps Kids

All children have times when they become overwhelmed or overloaded. Practicing mindfulness reduces anxiety levels and supports academic performance.

DIY: Edible Slime
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DIY: Edible Slime

Get into the spirit of exploring by making your own edible slime and chatting about how it is similar or different to other objects found in nature.

Ball Drop Game
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Ball Drop Game

This fun little DIY game is inspired by the classic game Kerplunk. Don’t let the beads drop through the tube!

3 Steps to Parenting in the Kitchen
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3 Steps to Parenting in the Kitchen

Kids of all ages can have a role in food prep. And getting the whole family involved in meal planning is not only important for nutritional health, but also for emotional health.

Kitchen Math: How Mealtime Can Support Kids’ Number Sense
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Kitchen Math: How Mealtime Can Support Kids’ Number Sense

Here are some activities and conversation starters that can help young children find the math embedded in daily living.

How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids
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How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids

Anger and frustration are powerful emotions. Help kids develop coping strategies to manage frustration.

Get Smart with the Arts
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Get Smart with the Arts

Arts activities not only help children learn, they also provide wonderful opportunities to build self-confidence and self-expression.

It Takes Two: The Roots of Language Learning
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It Takes Two: The Roots of Language Learning

So how do parents help their babies learn to communicate? Here’s some guidance based on recent research that provides parents a roadmap for building their babies' language skills.

What’s So Terrible About Two
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What’s So Terrible About Two

Two-year-olds have a serious reputation for being The Worst. But are they really any worse than kids of other ages?

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

An easy warm pastry recipe made from refrigerated crescent rolls, sweetened cream cheese and fresh raspberries.

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     Peg + Cat

6:30 am     Arthur

7:00 am     Ready Jet Go!

7:30 am     Wild Kratts

8:00 am     Nature Cat

8:30 am     Curious George

9:00 am     Let's Go Luna!

9:30 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:00 am   Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

10:30 am   Pinkalicious & Peterrific

11:00 am   Sesame Street

11:30 am   Splash And Bubbles

12:00 pm   Dinosaur Train

12:30 am   Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!


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.