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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 Arthur
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New Episodes of Arthur

Aliens! Lobsters! Popcorn galore! Get ready - a whole week of all-new episodes of Arthur starts on 5/23. Watch it on MPT.

Explore the Outdoors
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Explore the Outdoors

It’s almost summer! Get outside and explore the outdoors!

Egg Carton Seed Starts
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Egg Carton Seed Starts

Kids love to garden. A great way to teach children about plants is to grow seedlings in an egg carton.

Anatomy of the Perfect Toy
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Anatomy of the Perfect Toy

How do parents know which of the thousands of toys out there are worth buying?

Responding to Toddlers’ Irrational Behavior
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Responding to Toddlers’ Irrational Behavior

Learn how to turn children’s moments of irrational behavior into lessons that teach them how to manage their emotions.

Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills
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Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills

How adults respond to a child's attempts to communicate can have an impact—accelerating or decelerating their language development.

How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child
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How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child

Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult moments. Help your child learn this important skill by setting aside ten minutes each day.

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.

The difference between Praise & Encouragement
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The difference between Praise & Encouragement

Praise can often focus on perfection rather than progress & improvement. Here's how to turn praise into encouragement.

Easy Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe
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Easy Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

This adapted tabbouleh recipe is made with quinoa instead of bulgur. Tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, this wonderful salad is bright and earthy, flavorful & satisfying.

Count  with Peg + Cat
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Count with Peg + Cat

Help young problem solvers practice counting with this amazing adventure.

Better Conversations with Your Child
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Better Conversations with Your Child

Tips for moving beyond “How was school today?” “Good.” “What did you do?” “Stuff.”

How to Raise a Leader
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How to Raise a Leader

We strive to raise leaders because leadership is code for thriving — confidence, perseverance, success, and a general zest for life. Here's what parents can do.

Creating Emotionally Safe Home
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Creating Emotionally Safe Home

Creating an emotionally supportive home means giving your child a safe place to verbalize & process all of her emotions, not just the positive ones.

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.

Help Prepare Children for a Visit to the Doctor
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Help Prepare Children for a Visit to the Doctor

We can’t anticipate all that will happen in a doctor’s office, but we can be honest about what we do know. Ways to make a doctor’s visit more manageable for your child – and you.

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.

Flexible Thinking
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Flexible Thinking

When kids engage in flexible thinking, they are better able to cope with change and new information -- both within the classroom and out in the world.

7 Simple Springtime Outdoor Activities
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7 Simple Springtime Outdoor Activities

If spring is bringing more clouds than sun, don't despair. A little splashing around in the rain is a perfect way for children to explore the season & learn about weather.

Encouraging Nature Play
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Encouraging Nature Play

Dinosaur Train” host Dr. Scott Sampson explains the importance of children having time for free play outdoors.

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App
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Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App

Point your device to the sky & explore to see real world positions of constellations and planets! Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app available free on April 7th!

Play & Learn App
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Play & Learn App

This app -- designed specifically with parents in mind -- provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids.

PBS KIDS 24/7 TV Channel and Live Stream

PBS KIDS 24/7 TV Channel and Live Stream

PBS will launch new 24/7 children’s services later this year. Provided by local stations, the free PBS KIDS offerings will include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms.

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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PBS Kids

Where kids can watch videos and full episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS shows.

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.

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 with books.

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 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.

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.

Weekday Schedule

6:00 am     Arthur

6:30 am     Odd Squad

7:00 am     Wild Kratts

7:30 am     Ready Jet Go!

8:00 am     Nature Cat

8:30 am     Curious George

9:00 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

9:30 am     Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (M, Tu, W, Th)

9:30 am     Space Racers (F)

10:00 am   Sesame Street

10:30 am   Peg + Cat

11:00 am   Dinosaur Train

11:30 am   Dinosaur Train

12:00 pm   Super Why! (M, Tu, Th, F)

12:00 pm   Space Racers (W)

12:30 pm   Sesame Street


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 favorite PBS KIDS characters.

PBS Parents eBooks

PBS Parents eBooks

Check out our new eBooks for sale on Amazon and in the App Store.