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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.

New Episodes of Dinoasaur Train
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New Episodes of Dinoasaur Train

All Aboard for a week of brand new episodes from Season Five of Dinosaur Train starting August 26 on PBS KIDS.

Esme & Roy
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Esme & Roy

Esme and Roy are best friends — and the best monstersitters in Monsterdale! It will premiere on PBS KIDS Family Night on August 30, and join the 24/7 weekend schedule thereafter.

Helping Your Child Get Ready for the First Day of School
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Helping Your Child Get Ready for the First Day of School

The first day of school is a transition, and transitions — even good ones — create stress. Here are three strategies for helping your child get ready for a new year.

Five Ways to Beat Back-to-School Jitters
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Five Ways to Beat Back-to-School Jitters

Is your little one not so ready for starting the school year? A "practice run" can help. Try this and four other strategies here.

How Smart Media Can Help Kids and Parents
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How Smart Media Can Help Kids and Parents

Parents have the power to find the shows, games and apps that help them as a parent and don’t make life as a parent harder.

3 Ways to Reset the Media Habits for the New School Year
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3 Ways to Reset the Media Habits for the New School Year

Does your family use different tablet and TV rules during the summer time? Read on for more strategies to reset those media habits during the school year.

Raising Multiracial Kids
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Raising Multiracial Kids

Parents and caregivers have a significant responsibility to help multiracial children find confidence as they navigate our world.

Creative Play: The Real Work of Childhood
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Creative Play: The Real Work of Childhood

It isn’t just child’s play, though creativity is playful. It’s about helping kids grow into adults who can find innovative solutions to difficult challenges.

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.

Soda Bottle Fireflies
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Soda Bottle Fireflies

Let nature inspire art when you upcycle plastic soda bottles to create fun and festive fireflies for display or pretend play.

How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy
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How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy

Empathy is a skill that children can develop through caring interactions with plants, animals & younger siblings. Try these ideas to help your child develop this important skill.

Helping Kids Benefit From Their Love of Music
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Helping Kids Benefit From Their Love of Music

Just as we are affected by the food we put into our bodies, we are affected by the music we put into our brains.

Make A Super Bouncy Ball
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Make A Super Bouncy Ball

A fun, simple craft to make your own bouncy balls. Encourage your child to experiment with different sizes and shapes to see how the balls move differently.

Make Russian Nesting Dolls
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Make Russian Nesting Dolls

Explore a little more about Russian culture by making Matryoshka dolls or Russian nesting dolls as a fun craft!

Blueberry Cream Scones
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Blueberry Cream Scones

A delicious tender homemade blueberry scone recipe similar to the ones served in coffee houses. Made with cream, these scones are delicious without butter or jam.

10 Picture Books that Inspire Outdoor Exploration
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10 Picture Books that Inspire Outdoor Exploration

Longer days in the summer provide perfect opportunity for outdoor exploration. Keep the adventure going in this round-up of outdoor-themed reads.

Help Your Family Connect With Nature
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Help Your Family Connect With Nature

It’s okay to not have a plan! This summer, get kids outside, into nature, making their own discoveries.

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.

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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.