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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 Rings in the Holiday Season with a Full Slate of Programming for the Whole Family
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PBS KIDS Rings in the Holiday Season with a Full Slate of...

Celebrate the joy of the season with holiday-themed specials every weekend as part of Family Night, a special viewing destination on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream.

Recycled Gingerbread Village
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Recycled Gingerbread Village

Build your own winter wonderland and turn cardboard boxes into a recycled gingerbread village.

Winter Wonderland Terrarium
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Winter Wonderland Terrarium

Create your own winter wonderland with objects from outside and around the house. Use it to talk about weather with your little ones.

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns
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How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

Kids feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? Try one of these four strategies to reduce frustration & increase happiness in this holiday season.

Gift Giving for Kids
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Gift Giving for Kids

So much of the excitement during the holiday season is all about receiving presents. How can we get our kids to develop the same enthusiasm for giving?

ScratchJr. Learning Activities
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ScratchJr. Learning Activities

Children can create their own interactive stories and games, featuring their favorite characters, with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app and all of its companion resources.

Play Dress Up Time
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Play Dress Up Time

Help Elmo and Abby Cadabby show their holiday spirit with the most festive winter looks — antlers, presents, Santa, and more!

Three Tips for Raising Curious Kids
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Three Tips for Raising Curious Kids

Exploration + looking up answers + asking experts = one recipe for a "curiosity-driven life"!

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions for Kids
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5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions for Kids

As you prepare for the holiday season, what family traditions will you be starting or continuing this year?

Christmas Math – Free Printable
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Christmas Math – Free Printable

This fun printable is a great way to work on basic skills without turning your home into a classroom.

DIY Snowflake Decorations
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DIY Snowflake Decorations

Make your own snowflakes and enjoy the winter holidays!

Our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Treats
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Our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Treats

Looking for holiday cookies & treats to make and bake? Baking homemade treats for gift giving and entertaining will magically get you into the holiday spirit.

Edible Christmas Crafts
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Edible Christmas Crafts

Whether it’s decorating a Christmas Tree-t or munching on Santa Claus or snowmen made of marshmallows, add some delicious desserts to your family Christmas crafting this year.

Great Mystery Books for Kids
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Great Mystery Books for Kids

Check out these recommended mysteries for armchair detectives ages 0-9 to find books that will interest and intrigue them.

Magic Holiday Card for Kids
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Magic Holiday Card for Kids

This clever card is sure to bring big smiles this holiday season!

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.

Using Coding Apps to Teach Kids How to Think
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Using Coding Apps to Teach Kids How to Think

Research is beginning to show that coding is a new form of literacy that has amazing, and perhaps essential, benefits for children.

How to Cope with Big Kid Sleep Issues
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How to Cope with Big Kid Sleep Issues

A great way to improve sleep habits is to establish a healthy routine, and this requires advanced planning.

Family Time & Learning Tips for Holidays
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Family Time & Learning Tips for Holidays

The most important part of the holiday season is spending time with the people you love. Combine quality time with learning time this holiday season.

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?

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.

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.