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Premieres: OCTOBER 3

ROSIE’S RULES: SERIES PREMIERE

Get ready for "Rosie's Rules", coming to PBSKIDS on October 3! Meet 5-year-old, endlessly curious Rosie Fuentes! The new series stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a bilingual Mexican-American girl from suburban Texas who is just beginning to learn about how the great, big, fascinating world around her works. 

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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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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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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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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? 

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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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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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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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Setting Goals for a New School Year

A new school year is a great time to set new goals, just like a new year! Here are some easy ideas for creating new school year resolutions and ways to make them stick.

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Setting A Routine for Success at School

When they know what to expect and what’s expected of them, kids feel more comfortable and confident about what lies ahead. Here are tips on helping children with routines.

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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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You’ll Feel Better Again Jar

Together with your child, brainstorm activities that make you feel happy. Then, fill a jar with the ideas and pull them out when your child is feeling sad.

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Create A Homework Center

Get ready for back-to-school by setting up a personalized school supply center to store items such as pencils, pens, markers and scissors.

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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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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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Solving Sleep problems

Sleep challenges come in all shapes and sizes but routines are one way to address your child's specific needs.

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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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My Bedtime Game

Every family has its own bedtime routine to transition from day to night. Play the "My Bedtime" game from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to spark a conversation about things that help kids at bedtime!

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Make A Cardboard Mini Library

Just like ants, which store and share resources in nature, your child can build a mini library to store and share books with their family and friends.

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Put on a Puppet Show

Puppet shows allow children to experiment with storytelling and imagination. Explore the basic elements of storytelling while you craft Peg-themed puppets and a theater for your show.

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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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Win Over Picky Eaters

Struggling with a picky eater? Playing "What can we make with this?" and chatting about the benefits of a fruit or vegetable can get kids excited about trying something new!

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Experiment With Water Drops

Help your child learn how water can form different shapes with this fun and simple hands-on science experiment!

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Build Your Own Volcano

In this classic science fair experiment, help your child understand how a volcano forms in the Earth's surface.

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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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Make an Ice Sculpture

Molly’s mom makes ice sculptures. “Chill out” and make one with your family! Observe how temperature affects water as you create a frozen ice sculpture.

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Making Time For Play

Play time is always important for children – and grown-ups! Movement, laughter and creativity help reduce stress and strengthen bonds within the entire family. 

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Helping Children with Sharing

Most kids naturally struggle with sharing because it’s difficult for them to think about what others want. Encourage kids to take turns by assuring them that their friends will return their toys when they're done.

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How to Connect with Long-Distance Loved Ones

As much as it is nice for families to live close by, that’s not always possible. With creativity and commitment, there are lots of ways to help your kids connect with far away loved ones. Here are 10 ideas to try!

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Explore How Making Mistakes Changes an Art Project

In this activity, try stopping between each step to give your child a chance to decide if their creation looks like what they are trying to create. Mistakes happen and it’s OK to make adjustments and change course along the way.

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Paint with Nature

Art + Nature = Fun. For this activity from PBS KIDS, you’ll use outdoor objects like leaves, pinecones and rocks as your paintbrush.

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Make Leaf and Bark Rubbings

Encourage your child to explore the trees with their senses by doing leaf and bark rubbings. Then, play a matching game!

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Bubble Bath Math Game

Estimation is a skill we use to make careful guesses. Explore counting and making estimates in this online activity from Peg + Cat !

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Story Book Builder

Does your little one enjoy making up stories? In this activity, emerging readers build their own story book while strengthening empathy and literacy skills!

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Exploring Space: 10 Books for Little Astronauts

What happens to the sun at night? What are shooting stars? And is there life beyond Earth? These ten books can help answer your kids' space science questions... and perhaps inspire new ones!

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Self-Care for Parents

When you take time for self-care during times of stress, you’re better able to care for your child. Keep these tips in mind when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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Dig Into Dinosaurs

Harness your child's interest in dinosaurs and travel back in time to when dinos ruled the Earth with this collection of prehistoric page-turners for kids ages 0-9. 

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Dig Into Dinosaurs

Travel back in time through our imaginations together to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! If your child loves everything dinosaurs, now is a great time to introduce them to paleontology with these activities.

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Boredom Isn’t a Bad Thing For Kids

Kids’ brains need stimulation, but they need downtime, too. Read on for ways to use screen-free zones, brain breaks and pretend play to raise creative and independent kids!

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Play a Storytelling Game

Roll homemade dice and use your imagination to tell a unique story! This fun game can inspire countless wacky tales and be played over and over again.

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11 Picture Books to Celebrate Diversity

This list of books featuring diverse characters and highlighting the importance of diversity in communities is a great way to start conversations about diversity with your young children.

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13 Children’s Books With Strong Black Characters

Reading can be an effective way to teach kids about important issues. To encourage thoughtful conversations about race and diversity with your children, check out this booklist you can read together as a family.

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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!

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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.

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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Fun Pancake Recipes for Any Occasion

Many holidays throughout the year include food traditions. One food that comes up a few times are pancakes! Here are four fun ways to make your own pancakes!

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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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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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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 Newsletter

Every day is full of possibilities and so is your child! Get crafts, activities, parenting tips, recipes, and more that you can use to play and learn with your kids emailed to you every week. Sign up here!

PBS KIDS Lab

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