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AIR DATES: AUGUST 16-20

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: NEW EPISODES

Join Daniel and his friends for a week of “firsts” in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Follow along as Margaret celebrates her first Thank You Day, Daniel takes his first trip to the hospital and Prince Wednesday’s brother goes away to college for the first time.

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Weekly Planner

Help your child keep track of schedules and routines with this weekly planner activity! All you need are a few household craft materials: colored paper, markers, Post-its and magnets.

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Guided Play: Maximizing Kids’ Learning And Fun

Guided play means letting your kids start to play as they naturally would, then engaging in that play with them — interjecting questions, comments and explanations to help your little ones get more out of playtime. Here's how.

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Getting Kids Unplugged Through Camping

With the flicker of the campfire replacing the glow of the screen, these weekends in the woods are spent bonding as a family and immersing the kids in nature.

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What If We Let Kids Get Bored

It may be difficult at first, but if you give kids space to get bored, you’ll be amazed by the creative ways they’ll fill their time.

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Teaching Your Kids It’s OK to Fail

Mistakes don’t have to be a bad thing. Identifying mistakes as a learning opportunity with your child reframes it positively and helps them to move forward.

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Host a Family Olympics

Host your own Olympics at home! In this activity, grown-ups and kids can work together to create their own obstacle course, balloon volleyball course, and then host an awards ceremony.

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Reading and Sharing Stories

Telling stories helps kids improve their memory, imagination, and communication skills! Tap into a variety of fun PBS KIDS summer activities that can help your children learn about the power of storytelling.

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My Turn! A Simple Game About Taking Turns

There are lots of times when children need to wait for their turn. Playing this game can help children practice waiting while the other players take their turn.

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Good Night, Sleep Tight 

Night time fears can be common for young children. Here are some different ways to help them cope with these challenges.

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Gardening with Kids

Planting a garden can affect not only your child’s body but also their brain and soul.

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Trace Words on the Sidewalk 

Help your child learn to spell her name or other words in this outdoor literacy activity, all while learning fine motor skills and the concept of tracing.

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Create a Card Board Guitar

Looking for a fun music project that your kid can do this summer? Make a homemade instrument! All you need is a cereal box, cardboard tube, scissors, rubber bands and duct tape.

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3D Art Project

These works of art are also a 3D sensory treat! Let your children paint and create, then microwave their pictures and hang them up.

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Make Edible Slime

Explore the properties of different ingredients and how they can transform while creating tasty —and safe — edible slime.

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Engineer a Rocket Ship

With just a few household materials, your kid can engineer a rocket ship while learning the science behind how a pulley works!

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DIY Rocket

No matter the weather, your child can use their imagination and “fly” through space play with this easy, DIY rocket.

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Moon Rock Painting

Want to give kids an idea of how the Earth and the moon compare in size? Set a single green pea next to a U.S. nickel.

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Mess Free Art

This activity is a super-simple way to let your child finger paint without dealing with the mess! Enjoy making art without the clean-up afterward.

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Andy’s Art Studio

We're taking a trip to Andy's Art Studio! In this game, kids color hieroglyphs, nesting dolls and clothing from around the world.

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Play Creature Power Adventure Games

Leap like a frog, burrow like a gopher! Your child can activate their creature power just like the Wild Kratts in these exciting obstacle course games.

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Compete in the Seal Hop

Hopping like a seal may sound easy but when you learn the technique it will challenge you to become stronger.

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Building Empathy With Wild Kratts

When kids care for living things like plants or animals, they exercise empathy. Here are a few ways you can help your child build their empathy muscles, with Wild Kratts's help!

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4 Family benefits of Going Outside Together

Getting out into nature is a wonderful family activity. It incorporates physical activity, family bonding, and learning — not to mention, it’s really fun! Here are four great ideas for getting outside together.

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Creating Routines

Consistent routines provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children. Following a schedule each day makes children feel safer and happier, which often leads to better behavior and cooperation.

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Embracing Mistakes and Not Giving Up

Through play, children can experience the joys of learning through failed attempts, which helps them learn focus and resiliency skills by persevering not giving up.

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20 New Ideas and Activities to Try This Summer

In a time when families across the country are shifting and readjusting summer plans, we can still look forward to summer fun. Here are new ideas to try to bust up boredom this summer!

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PBS KIDS | Mega Wow

Are your kids interested in space, animals or maybe even balloons? PBS KIDS Mega Wow is a new hands-on STEM series where you and your child can learn about basic STEM topics and then try experiments together.

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Get Creative With the Arts

Kids are naturally creative. Remind children that creating is all about the process – there’s no one right way to make art, especially with these activities and ideas.

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Plan Your Way This Summer

Explore and play all season long with a variety of free resources from PBS KIDS. Spark curiosity and creativity with hands-on activities, tips, and games supporting literacy, math, science, and life skills.

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MPT is here to help parents and educators keep kids laughing and learning all summer long. Look to our new summer resource collections including MPT Summer On!, weekly theme-based activities, and At-Home Learning: Summer Edition for daily activities connected to our PBS KIDS broadcast. Count on MPT to always provide access to high-quality, educationally-based programming for your family. Anytime and anywhere – on-air, online, and on our free mobile app.

Look to our education website, Thinkport.org, to find safe, adult-led activities for young children, and independent student learning resources for students in grades PreK-12.

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At-Home Learning

At-Home Learning continues with our back-to-school edition to support families and educators with new digital resources and hands-on activities aligned to our PBS KIDS broadcast.

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Daily Activities Calendar

Find fun, daily activities and crafts to do with your children using items in your home and a few basic supplies.

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Summer Learning

Avoid the "summer slide" and keep the spirit of curiosity alive with these informal, anytime learning resources. This collection of videos and activities encourages students in grades PreK-12 to spend the summer asking questions, spinning stories, and exploring all the ways that learning can be fun.

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Summer Camp Hub Page

Find lesson plans and educational resources to refresh and renew your teaching this summer. Happy exploring!

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Healthy Habits

Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and washing your hands are among the most important healthy habits we can teach children!

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Summer Tomato Salad

A wonderful fresh tomato salad recipe featuring ripe tomatoes, avocado, basil, and a touch of balsamic vinegar.

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Cookbooks for Kids

We’ve made a list of books full of nutritious and fun dishes for kids to create.

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9 Early Literacy Activities

Looking for help with preschool learning at home? Here are some reading and writing activities that take little paper or preparation and can fill your home with letters, sounds and word fun.

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Simple Team Work Games

These four simple games use household items to help children learn the importance of cooperation and working together.

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Learn to Hoof Dance with Donkey Hodie

This family dancing activity a great way to have fun and incorporate physical movement into your day! Sing along with Donkey Hodie and Grampy as you learn the steps with your child.

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Investigating Animals

Does your child LOVE animals? Gather ideas for creating art, playing games, and reading books about all types of animals that will keep your kids entertained and learning for hours!

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Exploring Space at Home

For little astronauts, here are activities, games, and plenty of ideas for a little space exploration from your own home!

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Salt Painting Our Solar System

Getting to know the solar system is key to learning about our universe! Help your child learn about outer space with this Ready Jet Go art project.

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Playing Guess the Feeling

Being able to name and recognize feelings is the very first step in helping your child manage big emotions like frustration, anger and disappointment. 

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Camp Time Game

Bring the outdoors inside today and have an interactive camping adventure right in the comfort of your home! Play along with the Cat in the Hat as he sets up his own campsite.

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Go on a Safari At Home

You don’t have to travel to Africa to experience the excitement of going on safari. Help your child practice their observation skills at home with this twist on the game of hide and seek.

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Make a Donkey Hodie Puppet

Work with your child to create a puppet friend to help them as they face challenges or fears, and solve problems!

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Learn at Home with PBS KIDS

The 2020-2021 school year is going to look different for families across the country. PBS KIDS is here to help no matter what learning situation your family is facing this year.

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Play and Learn Science App

Play with shadows, control the weather and roll and slide objects down a ramp, all in the free PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science App!

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Children’s Books About Peace

Even the best of friends sometimes have problems they must work out. Try "Dog and Bear: Two's Company" and other bedtime stories to share this lesson with little ones!

MEET THE HELPERS

MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness.

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Preschool Learning at Home

Preschoolers learn best through exploring, using all of their senses to understand their world. Here are some resources to support your child's early learning.

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Thank You Neighbors Playlist

Learn about the people that make your community special! This PBS KIDS playlist is packed with songs and stories from your favorite TV shows

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Germs Germs Go Away

"Germs, Germs Go Away. Don't come back any day" Use these tips from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to keep germs away by washing hands and coughing into your elbow.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Corona Virus

With Coronavirus being a concern for grownups, kids might also be worrying. Here is how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children & ways to practice healthy habits.

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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.

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Sign Up for the PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter

As schools across the country are closed due to COVID-19, PBS KIDS is here to help. New weekday newsletter offers activities & tips to help kids play & learn at home.

PBS KIDS Lab

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