[Kids & Family blog]
Teacher Appreciation Week starts today in the U.S. There are lots of ways to recognize the hard work that teachers do throughout the year. A heartfelt note from you and your child is always well-received. Focus on specific things the teacher has helped your child with, or a special memory of
For many of us, learning to ride a bike was a formative experience in our childhoods. We may not remember our own young apprehension, or we may still have a scar from toppling off a bike as we learned; either way, it can be pretty daunting for a child just starting out.
As Earth Week winds down, we are reminded that we encourage our children to be compassionate to others – to siblings, to classmates, to animals. Why not encourage compassion towards our environment, too?
Earth Day is next Monday, April 22, and we've got some great ideas to help you and your family celebrate! Did you know Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin? Our state is a treasure trove of resources to help kids learn to love the Earth.
This Earth Day, PBS KIDS invites viewers to join America’s favorite monkey for a new CURIOUS GEORGE special: Curious George Swings Into Spring!
Explore the Outdoors Month continues with a week of episodes about animal families on The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Warmer weather means lots of opportunities for active family time, from taking a walk around the block to longer outings. While some children need no encouragement to get outside to start exploring, others might need a little incentive.
Encore presentations of some of the most musical episodes of Dinosaur Train make for a week of dance-tastic adventures.
Through their adventures, the Kratt brothers learn how each creature uses its own special powers – including their senses – to do amazing things.
Spring is finally arriving here in Wisconsin! It’s time to start thinking about getting outside, digging in the dirt, watching for animals returning from their travels, and making new discoveries! All month long, PBS Kids will be celebrating the outdoors and we’ll be here with lots of great id
As a PBS Parent, you probably already understand the value of engaging with or giving back to your community. Did you know that children as young as three can learn the value of helping people in need? Now is a great time to start a lifelong commitment to giving.
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie follows Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum.
There are just a few days left for your child to enter the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest! All Kindergarten through third grade students in the WPT viewing area are invited to enter. Submissions must be postmarked by Monday, March 25 to be included in the judging.
This Wednesday, March 20th, we’re celebrating what would have been Fred Rogers’ 85th birthday.
Every year on March 14, math lovers around the world celebrate Pi, the circumference of a circle (the distance around the circle) divided by its diameter (the distance across).
Everyone’s favorite vocabulary-slinging super hero squares off against a cavalcade of evil-doers in Word Girl: March-Enemy Week! Starting Tuesday, March 12 at 1pm, WPT has four brand-new Word Girl episodes featuring some of her most nefarious
Normally, the start of March brings an explosion of green as snowstorms give way to thunderstorms.
Born Theodore Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss wrote some of the most well known and widely loved children’s books of the twentieth century.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., departed from the text he'd prepared for his speech to some 200,000 marchers gathered at the Lincoln Memorial and gave what became his most famous oration.
For kids who don't enjoy math, it can be challenging to get them to practice skills -- whether its during the school year or during a long break over the summer. If there's no homework, why exercise those mental muscles?
Everyone has their own definition of "good food" and kids can often be some of the most narrow in their definition. While it's challenging to get kids to explore new foods, it's a worthwhile endeavour that will help develop lifelong healthy eating habits.
We all spend more time on computers now than people did a decade ago – and children are no exception. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to turn that time into a fun and educational experience!
Reading takes us places -- from adventures on planets orbiting stars in another solar system, to deep-sea diving in the last unexplored frontier on Earth, to our own neighborhoods! It cultivates imagination and develops critical thinking skills and can help us become incredible writers!
Literacy can happen anywhere, from the park to the doctor’s office!
As the clock winds down on 2012, it presents a great opportunity to take time to reflect on the year that has passed as well as look to all that the coming year might bring. Sometimes those reflections prompt us to make resolutions for changing or improving habits.
We all know how important exercise is to stay healthy and happy -- especially for young children. But did you know that yoga can be great exercise for kids, as well as adults?
Each year, the fourth Thursday of November kicks off several weeks of busy activity – spending time with family, planning holiday trips, shopping, cooking ... But in the midst of this frenzy, it’s important to take time out and give thanks and foster a sense of appreciation in your child.
Encourage your kids to read by turning it into a fun social activity!
Congratulations to Word Girl on winning this year's WPT Kids Vote election!
Storms and other natural disaster can be especially scary for kids; news coverage can be especially scary as images of destruction appear without context or explanation. Even if you don’t live in an affected area, what your children see can still be frightening.
It’s Election Day, time for people all over Wisconsin to make their voices heard!
It’s Halloween and time for spiders, bats, ghosts and goblins to go out on the prowl! Did you know that there are REAL ghosts and goblins in the wild?
Exploring the world can be lots of fun, but sometimes new things can be a little scary.
Rainy fall weather means staying inside and keeping warm – even if you’d rather be outside picking apples or jumping in leaves.
Take a trip with Daniel Tiger, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Eliana – without leaving your living room!
For decades, researchers believed that differences between boys and girls stemmed primarily from socialization – there weren’t any significant physical or biological differences that affected when or how children developed skills.
Parents play an important role in helping their children become successful and effective learners, but knowing when and how to help can often prove challenging. When do we step in to help with homework and when to let them work through the problems themselves?
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