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Alma’s Way: New Series Premiering October 4, 2021

Say hello to kind, curious, 6-year-old Alma and the city she lives in, the Bronx! ALMA’S WAY gives children ages 4-6 the power to find answers to their problems, express their feelings and to respect the unique perspectives of others.

Alma's Way | Premiering Monday, October 4th on PBS KIDS

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4 Ideas to Encourage Family Reading

Our days can get so busy. But one great strategy for finding time to spend together as a family? Reading! Here are four ideas to inspire your family to spend more time together through the act of reading and reading aloud.

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Routines to Help Kids Cope With Stress

This year’s back-to-school routines will probably look different. But they’re also extra powerful for coping with stress. Here are some tips for setting yourself and your kids up for success.

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How to Support Your Highly Sensitive Child

Children who are highly sensitive are often very empathetic, inquisitive and thoughtful. Here are seven ways you can support and nurture your highly sensitive child.

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Throw a Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

Throw a grrrriffic party for your little tiger’s birthday! This Daniel Tiger birthday party planner has recipes including a Daniel Tiger cake and fun printable trolleys and masks!

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Create a Natural Toolbox

When is a rock more than a rock? When it’s a shovel! Help your child look at things found in nature in a new way by making nature-inspired tools. 

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Make and Play Music

Young children respond naturally to music. Research shows that playing and listening to music can be used to help children practice and learn important skills.

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When Something Scary Happens

When something scary happens, such as Hurricane Ida, it can be hard to know what do or say to your kids. Explore video clips, activities and other resources to help kids cope during and after a crisis.

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Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories

As we reflect on 9/11, remind your kids to ​always "look for the helpers." Having responsive, reassuring conversations is one way parents can help kids navigate what they read and hear about unsettling news stories.

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Helping Kids Express Their Emotions

Emotions can be a big experience, and children may not yet know how to handle them. Here are a few steps to follow to help your children express their emotions.

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Try These Mindshifts for Positive Parenting

By setting loving limits and boundaries, parents and caregivers can help children thrive. Here are some key mindsets to have to help reduce challenging behaviors and create more positive connections with your children.

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Managing Emotions

With intentional play, games, and activities, we can help our kids learn how to identify and name feelings, understand causes of emotions, and develop strategies for healthy expression.

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How to Make the Most of Your Local Library

The public library has more than just books! From STEM games to activity kits to community events, your local library has free resources and information to offer. Check it out!

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Books About Latinos Who Made A Difference

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Explore this list of children’s books featuring stories about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, artist Frida Kahlo and many more!

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The Parent-Teacher Partnership

A positive parent-teacher relationship helps your child feel good about school and be successful in school. Try these strategies to build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher.

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Make Glowing Water

With this simple project, kids and parents will create "glowing water" by adding the contents of a non-toxic highlighter to water.

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Nurturing “Grand” Relationships

The relationship between grandchild and grandparent can be a special, distinct, and incredibly powerful connection in a child’s life.

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How to Set Enforceable, Loving Limits

Do you ask your child repeatedly to pick up their toys or follow directions? Here are four ways to implement limits and avoid the parent-child power struggle.

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Growing Early Friendships

Are your toddlers fascinated by the kids around them, only to later scream and cry when they have to “share” one of their trains? Read on for 7 ways parents can help.

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3 Ways Kids Can Be Heroes In Real Life

“Sparks’ Crew to the rescue!” What does it take to be a hero? And how can you help your child take heroic action? Here are three ways your child can be a hero.

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Inspiring Your Child’s Imagination

Has your child ever flown a unicorn right out of the house? Or become the first person to open a fast casual fondue restaurant on the moon? The importance of imagination goes beyond play.

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Help Your Child Cope With Teasing

Teasing is something many children will experience at some point. Use this Arthur activity to help your child talk about how it feels, then work together to create coping strategies.

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A Game for Dealing With Embarrassment

Embarrassing moments can happen to everyone. Play this pants-patching game from Arthur with your kids to facilitate a conversation about dealing with embarrassment!

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How Telling Stories Help Kids Learn

Reading is important for all ages and has been well-researched for its many benefits, but is there a difference with storytelling? Not to be confused with story reading, storytelling has its own techniques and advantages.

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Homeschooling: Tips for Getting Started

Is your family starting or considering homeschooling this year? Remember, it's okay to try out different curricula or tailor a curriculum to your child's needs.

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Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

Is your little one getting ready to start reading? Help your child develop pre-reading skills that will give them a strong foundation for later reading success.

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DIY Bouncy Balls

Remember those awesome bouncy balls from the 25 cent machines? Here is a DIY hack to help your kids make their own.

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Let’s Explore Dinosaurs

Does your child love dinosaurs? Here are a few activities that will capture their imagination and help them think like paleontologists!

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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.

Thinkport Picks

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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 through October 15, is a time to celebrate the more than 54 million people of Hispanic descent living in the United States. Watch to learn more about the month!

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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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Chocolate Acorns

You and your child can welcome Fall with this easy recipe for chocolate acorns! Make them for a sweet snack or a delicious dessert that helps bring the outdoors to your table.

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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.

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