Kids

We know the next several weeks, and months, will be challenging as school, work, and social schedules are disrupted. MPT, along with PBS and the entire public media network, is working around the clock to support you as we all navigate these changes. 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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Thinkport At-Home Learning Toolkit

Browse our Parent & Family Toolkit for playful learning activities, information, and parent tips to help children play and learn at home.

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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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Learning Resources

Extended learning ideas, child development tracking and recommended games and activities for parents and caregivers.

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PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

We’ve curated a list of some of our best content to teach this spring and organized it by grade and subject area. Find videos, activities, and more to support learning at home.

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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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8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids Energy

Whether you are preparing for a new routine at home with your child or looking for additional activities, here are a few ideas for indoor games to get the wiggles out.

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Letting Go of Learning Styles

Although people often enjoy a particular method of instruction, it may end up being the one that teaches them the least.

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Play a Story Telling Game

Does your child love telling stories? Playing a storytelling game with homemade dice is a great way to strengthen your child's storytelling abilities and pass the time at home!

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Workin’ It Out

Staying active is an important part of your overall health. Find out the best ways to keep your family active and having fun!

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Tips for Encouraging Girls in STEM

Families are partners in helping girls to pursue STEM studies. This list contains strategies and practical tips to help you encourage your girl to be STEMsational!

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Spring Reads for Kids

Showers, flowers and books! Celebrate the arrival of spring with these great books for kids.

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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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Glue Paint

Three-ingredient glue paint is a fantastic and easy-to-make rainy day project for kids.

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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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Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes

Families around the world have special ways of preparing rice. Watch this video to discover kid-friendly ways of making rice inspired by New Orleans, Mexico and Japan.

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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.