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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.

Dinosaur Train Movie Event

Dinosaur Train Movie Event

Grab your dinosaurs. Grab your trains. The Dinosaur Train movie event is headed your way! Premiering Monday, February 20th on MPT-HD. Repeats on Feb 22 & Feb 24th.

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

Creative play helps kids grow into adults who can find innovative solutions to difficult challenges.

Toddlers & Self Control
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Toddlers & Self Control

Expecting more from children than they are capable of can lead to lots of frustration and stress for both parents and children.

I Spy Counting Sensory Bin
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I Spy Counting Sensory Bin

Sensory bins are a great opportunity for young kids to explore. “I Spy” never gets old! Invite your preschooler over to find all the hidden objects in the sensory bin!

What’s So Terrible About Two
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What’s So Terrible About Two

Two-year-olds have a serious reputation for being The Worst. But are they really any worse than kids of other ages?

 Books to Celebrate Black History Month
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Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Check out this great list of children's books for Black History Month (and anytime!).

Books to Excite Your Child’s Mathematical Imagination
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Books to Excite Your Child’s Mathematical Imagination

Here are a few picture books that skillfully weave in mathematical concepts, offering a simple way to excite children’s imagination while increasing their comfort level with math.

Kitchen Math
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Kitchen Math

Here are some activities and conversation starters that can help young children find the math embedded in daily living.

It Takes Two: The Roots of Language Learning
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It Takes Two: The Roots of Language Learning

So how do parents help their babies and toddlers learn to communicate? Here’s some guidance based on a round-up of recent research...

3 Steps to Parenting in the Kitchen
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3 Steps to Parenting in the Kitchen

Kids of all ages can have a role in food prep. Getting the whole family involved in meal planning is not only important for nutritional health, but also for emotional health.

Blasted Roasted Asparagus Recipe
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Blasted Roasted Asparagus Recipe

This easy, tasty way to prepare asparagus only requires olive oil, salt and pepper to season.

New Daniel Tiger Parents App
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New Daniel Tiger Parents App

The app features over two dozen Daniel Tiger songs, supporting videos and helpful hints for parents about the important skills children need to be ready for school & life.

Fossil Finder: Dinosaur Train Game
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Fossil Finder: Dinosaur Train Game

All aboard! We're going underground in the Drill Train to find fossils in the new Dinosaur Train game Fossil Finder.

Help Your Child Focus & Concentrate
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Help Your Child Focus & Concentrate

An ability to concentrate and sustain attention on all kinds of tasks is crucially important, because it helps kids learn and improve.

Encouraging Your Child to Become a "Helper"
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Encouraging Your Child to Become a "Helper"

The words we use have a big impact on teaching & inspiring children to help -- whether that be with simple household chores or learning to care for others.

Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern
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Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern

Learn tips for helping children expand their circle of concern to include those who look, sound, or behave differently than they do.

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.

How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger
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How to Help Kids Manage Their Anger

It’s important that kids understand how they are allowed to express anger when they feel mad about something.

The Discipline Dilemma
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The Discipline Dilemma

Young children need help to cope with life’s rules and limits. They need support & guidance to learn about controlling their emotions & adapting to the many rules of life.

The Power of Routines
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The Power of Routines

Consistent routines make transitions easier, help toddlers learn self-control, and guide positive behavior.

Tips to Raise Honest Kids
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Tips to Raise Honest Kids

Reminding kids that it’s important to tell the truth before you ask about a situation increases the chance that they will be honest.

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.

Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”
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Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”

Here are seven free apps you can use to encourage your children to explore their surroundings, use observational skills & have an adventure right in their neighborhood!

PBS KIDS App Encourages Children to Explore Nature
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PBS KIDS App Encourages Children to Explore Nature

Using a camera, compass, recorder, and sketching tool, your children can capture what they find in their own character themed journal!

Making the Most of Reading Aloud
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Making the Most of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to young children stimulates and strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension and word meaning.

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.

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 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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PBS Parents

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 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.

MPT-HD Weekday Schedule

6:00 am     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

6:30 am     Arthur

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

10:00 am   Splash And Bubbles

10:30 am   Sesame Street

11:00 am   Dinosaur Train

11:30 am   Peg + Cat

12:00 pm   Super Why!

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.