PBS KIDS

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WCNY offers award-winning, high-quality PBS KIDS programming on two of its television channels—PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and WCNY-TV. PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way.

Families can enjoy PBS KIDS anytime through the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, accessible on mobile and connected-TV devices with no subscription required. Additionally, PBS KIDS provides a wealth of learning and entertainment through educational games, videos, podcasts, apps, and more at pbskids.org.

PBS KIDS for Parents provides valuable resources for parents and caregivers, offering tips, party ideas, activities, and more! The PBS KIDS Shop offers apparel, accessories, and home goods from all your favorite PBS KIDS’ series.

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PBS KIDS Live TVPBS KIDS Video

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.

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Molly of Denali PodcastMolly of Denali Podcast

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!

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Odd SquadcastOdd Squadcast

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!

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific PodcastPinkalicious & Peterrific Podcast

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.

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Arthur PodcastThe Arthur Podcast

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!

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Work It Out Wombats PodcastWork It Out Wombats Podcast

Hey Wombuddies – come join your favorite Wombats on eight super fun podcast playdates! The Work It Out Wombats! Podcast invites YOU, the listener, to join Zadie, Zeke and Malik as they sail a pirate ship through the Crashing Cliffs, fly to the sky in a make-believe Cloud Ship, enjoy a spooky campout, and build a super-strong fort that NO wind can blow down. You won’t just be listening to the fun, you’ll be having fun – singing, dancing, jumping, clapping, making, and creating right alongside your favorite Wombats.

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Glow Worm BraceletGlow Worm Bracelet

These easy-to-make and adorable glow worm bracelets are a fun summer craft activity.

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Make Sun PrintsMake Sun Prints

When sunlight interacts with our bodies, it warms us. When sunlight interacts with light-sensitive paper, it changes the color of the exposed paper and leaves a silhouette (like a shadow) of any object placed on top of the paper. In this activity, observe the sun’s energy while also experiencing nature and making art!

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Nighttime is a Great Time to Explore!Nighttime is a Great Time to Explore!

What can you discover with your child while exploring at night? “Whooooo” stays up late or is nocturnal in your neighborhood? Create your own nighttime observation kit and join Elinor’s curiosity by exploring what’s outside your front door after dark.

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Mom Tiger’s Strawberry Banana Ice PopsMom Tiger’s Strawberry Banana Ice Pops

With Mom Tiger’s recipe, your child will learn to measure, pour, follow directions, and practice counting to create yummy treats. These tiger-tastic ice pops can be made with different flavors, so everyone can have their favorite. By following Mom Tiger’s recipe, your child will create healthy and tasty fruit ice treats.

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20 New Ideas and Activities to Try This Summer20 New Ideas and Activities to Try this Summer

Check out these free, fun summer activities for kids that involve being both outdoors and inside for those pesky rainy days. Whether you’re running low on activities to keep everyone occupied right through the summer break or you just want some inspiration for fun that doesn’t cost the earth, these ideas are sure to inspire and keep kids occupied.

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Free Road Trip Games and Activities for KidsFree Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids

Is your family ready to travel farther from home this summer? More travel can lead to more waiting, riding, or flying time. That can be tough for a young child—they’ll want something fun to do! Ease their boredom and wiggles with a mix of some favorite on-screen and off-screen activities from PBS KIDS for your next road trip.

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Helping Kids Learn to Take Turns and Practice WaitingHelping Kids Learn to Take Turns and Practice Waiting

Whether with family at home or with peers at preschool or on a playdate, children need to learn how to take turns. Taking turns strengthens communication and creative problem-solving skills, and helps kids learn more about empathy and patience.

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How to Make the Most of Your Local LibraryHow to Make the Most of Your Local Library

Did you know your local library has more than just books? From STEM games to activity kits and community events, your local library has free resources and information to offer.

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City IslandCity Island
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.

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Elinor Wonders WhyElinor 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!

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Rosie's RulesRosie’s Rules
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.

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Work It Out Wombats!Work It Out Wombats!
Grades PreK-K
“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.

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