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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 HALLOWEEN
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PBS KIDS HALLOWEEN

Get ready for all things spooky with classic Halloween stories from PBS KIDS favorites, as well as new episodes from Arthur.

Make Halloween Fun, Not Frightening!
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Make Halloween Fun, Not Frightening!

If your preschooler is unsure about joining Halloween festivities, here are fun ideas to help make the month of October not scary.

Tricks for a Fun & Healthy Halloween
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Tricks for a Fun & Healthy Halloween

Planning Halloween for your child doesn't have to be scary! Team up with other parents or get older kids involved to make the most of a spooktacular celebration!

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
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Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

A child’s behavior and approach to the world are shaped by his experiences and especially by his interactions with you.

It’s Okay to Get Mad
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It’s Okay to Get Mad

A big part of parenting is helping our kids understand their emotions and then respond in a way that does not hurt themselves or others.

Practice Mindfulness with Belly Breathing
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Practice Mindfulness with Belly Breathing

Kids feeling stressed? Check out this breathing exercise that can help them manage the "fight or flight" response.

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

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

Halloween Painted Pots
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Halloween Painted Pots

Turn small flower pots into fun Halloween decorations! Make a mummy, Frankenstein, and a pumpkin.

Glowing Ghost Jugs
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Glowing Ghost Jugs

Not into pumpkin carving? Save your leftover milk cartons to make glowing ghosts!

Spooky Paper Plate Eyes
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Spooky Paper Plate Eyes

Turn ordinary paper plates into super spooky eyes for Halloween with this fun craft!

T.P. Jeebies
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T.P. Jeebies

This year recycle your leftover toilet paper rolls into tubes of terror by turning them in to Halloween-themed door knob decorations!

Plant A Terrarium
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Plant A Terrarium

Fall doesn't have to mean the end of growing season. Bring the outdoors in with this DIY terrarium craft!

Map Your Neighborhood
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Map Your Neighborhood

Going somewhere? Making maps of your home or neighborhood is a fun way to help kids build spatial and navigation skills. Here's how to get started.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe

This easy to make Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe is a fun Autumn twist on a favorite breakfast dish.

Great Books About Grandparents
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Great Books About Grandparents

Celebrate the people that make up your child's village with this list of great reads for kids ages 2-8!

Teachers Are Terrific
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Teachers Are Terrific

Explore the importance of a healthy student-teacher relationship in these nine great books about educators!

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.

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.

10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019
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10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019

Here are 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests.

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.

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.

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.

Full Time Kid

Full Time Kid

Fun crafts, DIY, and other adventures with Mya.

PBS KIDS Lab

PBS KIDS Lab

Exploring new ways to keep kids learning. Anytime. Anywhere.

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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.