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MPT Summer On! Coming July 13th

MPT invites you to day-camp from home this summer with cool crafts and activities from PBS KIDS. These fun weekly themes will keep kids ages 2-8 laughing, crafting and learning.

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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: Summer Edition

MPT is here to inspire fun and learning with creative games and activities connected to our weekday PBS KIDS schedule, from 6am-1pm.

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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.

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Keeping the Joy in Summer

Sticking with the same nighttime routines can help keep sleep schedules consistent even during summer break.

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Read-Along with PBS KIDS

Along with story-time of a beloved book, each PBS KIDS Read-Along is designed to encourage engagement among families with activity ideas and questions that spark conversation.

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How to Raise a Good Citizen

Setting your little one on the path to becoming a good citizen doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. Here are a few reasons why!

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Play and Learn Engineering App

With the new PBS KIDS Play and Learn Engineering app, kids can design machines, build towers with robots and problem-solve through an obstacle course while exploring STEM concepts.

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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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9 Early Literacy Activities

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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6 PBS KIDS Apps for Summer Learning

As families potentially face a summer without vacations, camps, and trips to the pool, these six apps from PBS KIDS keep the children safely engaged, learning, and playing.

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Soda Bottle Fireflies

Let nature inspire art when you upcycle plastic soda bottles to create fun and festive fireflies for display or pretend play.

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Make Bite-Sized Planet Pops

Explore the different planets in our solar system while baking bite-sized replicas with your child. These planet pops taste out of this world!

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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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Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are a fun and creative dessert/treat. Made with cookies, ice cream, and sprinkles, this recipe also makes a great activity to do with your kids.

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.