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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 Kicks Off A Summer of Adventure
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PBS KIDS Kicks Off A Summer of Adventure

PBS KIDS Kicks Off A Summer of Adventure with New Programming, Games, and Hands-On Activities for the Whole Family.

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.

Beating the Summer Brain Drain
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Beating the Summer Brain Drain

A curious child is a learning child, but how do you keep the curiosity going in the summer?

Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline
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Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline

Get positive discipline tips that will set your child on a path to a better behavior without threats, bribes, and yelling.

Strategies for Apologizing to Kids
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Strategies for Apologizing to Kids

Real parents aren't perfect and perfect parents aren't real. Here are ways to apologize to your little ones.

Five Easy Ways to Sneak in Summer Learning
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Five Easy Ways to Sneak in Summer Learning

Helping your child keep their skills sharp over the summer doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, the more unlike school, the better!

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.

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.

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.

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!

DIY Solar System
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DIY Solar System

Today in 1983 Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space! Discuss the importance of her historic trip while building your own solar system!

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!

Pirates & Peaches: Peg + Cat Board Game
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Pirates & Peaches: Peg + Cat Board Game

Ahoy matey! Use this printable board game to help Peg, Cat, and the pirates collect as many peaches as they can before the sun goes down!

Daniel Tiger Game: Barnyard Match
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Daniel Tiger Game: Barnyard Match

There is more than just matching in this game. Learning happens when adults & children simply spend time together, talking and listening, asking questions, and having fun.

Children’s Books for Summer Fun
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Children’s Books for Summer Fun

From the sandy beach to the city streets, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them.

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.

Collaborating with Your Co-Parent
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Collaborating with Your Co-Parent

Kids don’t grow up in perfect worlds, nor do they need to. Here are a few principles that can help create co-parenting harmony even when you aren’t on the exact same page.

Why Imaginary Friends Are Good for Kids
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Why Imaginary Friends Are Good for Kids

Psychologists believe that imaginary companions offer healthy opportunities for children to experience things they can’t in real life.

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.

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.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

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.