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Five-year-old Rosie Fuentes is inquisitive, hilarious, and she’s an expert at finding—or making—chaos as she learns about the world beyond her family walls. Did you know that you shouldn’t try to mail your cat to Mexico? It’s true! And now, just like so many other things she’s learned, it’s one of “Rosie’s Rules.” Kids ages 3-6 can discover even more dos, don’ts, and ah-ha moments as Rosie, her family, and their cat Gatita share their adventures.
Work It Out Wombats!
“Work It Out Wombats!” is a series for preschoolers starring Malik, Zadie, and Zeke—three energetic and creative marsupial siblings who live with their grandmother. It takes place in the Treeborhood—the biggest treehouse in existence! Together with their family and neighbors, the trio tackles problem-solving by putting their heads together and figuring out a solution.
Join Chris and Martin Kratt in “Wild Kratts,” a series for children ages 4 to 8! In each episode, the Kratt Brothers travel to a different corner of the world to meet amazing new animals and learn about them and their habitats. It’s all wrapped up in engaging stories of laugh-out-loud adventure and mystery as the Kratt Brothers activate their creature power suits to rescue their animal friends!
Sesame Street: The Nutcracker—Starring Elmo & Tango
Premieres Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. on PBS KIDS
In a retelling of a classic story, Elmo is determined to have a good Christmas for his puppy, Tango, and they embark on an adventure filled with music and friends.
Work It Out Wombats: The Treeborhood Parranda/Happy New Acorn Year!
Premieres Monday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. on PBS KIDS
Everyone’s disappointed when it looks like the Flapping Feathers’s band won’t make it to the Parranda celebration (a Parranda without music is no fun). Can Sammy and Louisa create a band with homemade instruments to take their place? Finally, the Treeborhood kids get to stay up late to watch the New Year’s Eve Acorn Drop, but will Malik, Zadie, and Zeke make it to midnight? Even when their legs feel like noodles and their eyes keep wanting to close?
Rosie’s Rules: Rosie’s Christmas in Mexico
Premieres Monday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. on PBS KIDS
Rosie is thrilled to spend Christmas with Abuela in Mexico City, but in her excitement, she forgets to bring Abuela’s present. Now, she has to find a new gift before their Noche Buena celebration.
The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere! PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and worlds through media. Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required). Tap the “LIVE TV” button to watch what’s airing on your local PBS station right now.
Join Molly Mabray on brand-new adventures in the Molly of Denali podcast! Check out each of the three seasons of storytelling from Molly and her friends and family. On the newest episodes, the Arctic Wolf Junior Relay dog sled race comes to Qyah, and Tooey can’t wait to race. But when he catches a cold, Molly unexpectedly has to take over. Follow along to find out what happens!
Sing along with Pinkalicious and her little brother Peter on the Pinkalicious & Peterrific podcast, a delightful musical companion to the hit series on PBS KIDS. Ten pink-credible episodes are hosted by the brother and sister duo as they sing their favorite songs from the “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” series. Each episode will take listeners on creative adventures, encouraging kids to dance, sing, make believe, and more.
Spinning off from the “odd-ventures” of “Odd Squad” is the “Odd Squad: Odd Squadcast!” This seven-episode podcast follows The Big O as she hosts a weekly radio address for agents all over the world—and tries to stop an odd invasion on headquarters at the same time!
The Arthur Podcast is back with a brand-new season! Fans of PBS KIDS podcast can join Arthur, D.W., and Buster on new adventures all around Elwood City. And… Arthur wants to hear from you! In every episode, Arthur will ask his audience a question. Want to share an answer? Have a grown-up visit the podcast section on the PBS KIDS parents website to find out how. Your answer might even be used for a future episode. So, check out the first episode today, and come back every Thursday for new episodes of “The Arthur Podcast” on pbs.org, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Discover 31 activity ideas to do with the whole family before the new year starts!
Celebrate the holidays with this “Curious George” coloring page.
Bake a Christmas fruitcake while celebrating your unique holiday traditions.
These popsicle stick ornaments are perfect for the holiday season, and don’t require buying new materials!
If you tend to equate the holidays with cursing traffic at the mall, why not take a new approach this year? Here are five things you can do to create meaningful traditions. Your children will appreciate them more than any stocking stuffer. Best of all: most of them are free!
Teaching kids how to manage and cope with their feelings of frustration can reduce episodes of tantrums while empowering kids to understand and communicate their emotional needs. Try a few of these strategies to reduce frustration and increase happiness this holiday season.
Grades PreK-K, K-2
City Island truly is a “living city” rich with iconic businesses, government institutions, and a diverse citizenry. In every episode, either through Watt’s natural curiosity or an unexpected turn of events, Watt discovers a question, problem, or challenge that drives him to find a creative solution. Watt meets all the different members of the community (firefighters, police, mail carriers, construction crews) and learns about how they make the city run. The stories emphasize conflict resolution, cooperation, and city planning. Watt’s adventures teach us all about what it means to be a citizen of the amazing City Island.
Elinor Wonders Why
Grades PreK-K, K-2
Be curious with Elinor and her friends, Ari and Olive, in the PBS KIDS series “Elinor Wonders Why.” In this show, Elinor, an observant and curious bunny rabbit, Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant, follow their natural curiosity and seek out answers using their science inquiry skills. Find an array of resources—including interactive lessons, playlists, viewing guides, and printable activities—to encourage your students to ask questions, make observations, and bask in the wonderment of nature’s amazing answers!
Grades PreK-K, K-2
“Rosie’s Rules” is a new PBS KIDS animated comedy series for preschoolers starring 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a Mexican-American girl just beginning to learn about the wow-mazing world. Rosie is bilingual in English and Spanish and loves to celebrate her multicultural identity. Throughout the series, she joyfully introduces viewers to the art, traditions and foods of the Southwest, Midwest and Mexico. “Rosie’s Rules” aims to teach children concrete social studies lessons about how a community works, helping them develop an awareness of themselves as individuals and as part of a broader society.
Work It Out Wombats!
“Work It Out Wombats!,” a PBS KIDS animated series for preschoolers and kindergartners, follows the adventures of a playful trio of marsupial siblings—Malik, Zadie, and Zeke—who live with their grandmother in a fantastical treehouse apartment complex. The Treeborhood is home to a diverse and quirky community of neighbors, who just happen to be wombats, snakes, moose, kangaroos, iguanas, fish, tarsiers, and eagles! With an educational focus on computational thinking, “Work It Out Wombats!” introduces children to a creative way of thinking that helps them solve problems and complete tasks in more organized ways, using a toolkit of skills from computer science.