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Arts and culture (click to show/hide)

Chuck Vanderchuck
Web exclusive
Chuck Vanderchuck's "Something Something" Explosion is an immersive, interactive online experience with the goal of helping kids understand music, ear training, and music composition. Kids can view animated videos highlighting different musical genres and play a series of mini games that prepare them for "the big gig."

 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This new series, for a new generation of children, tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers' landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

 

Maya and Miguel
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
With humorous twists and turns, every episode of Maya & Miguel presents new adventures and double the fun for these 10-year-old twins. Featuring their family, friends and richly diverse neighborhood, each story revolves around Maya's well-intentioned meddling in the lives of her family and friends, always placing her in an interesting and often hilarious predicament.

 

Oh Noah!
Web exclusive
Oh Noah! is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each three-minute video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context. Although-like Noah-they may not understand all the Spanish dialogue, kids can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling, much like a silent movie.

 

Sesame Street
Sesame Street airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 6 am
Sesame Street helps children improve their cognitive skills, learn respect and social skills, and prepare for school by developing their math, vocabulary, and other school readiness skills. Combining education and entertainment through a research-based curriculum, featuring a multicultural cast, and giving kids honest answers to tough questions has made Sesame Street one of the most popular children's television programs in the world.
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Financial literacy (click to show/hide)

Biz Kid$
Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Biz Kid$ is the fun, fast-paced series where kids teach kids about money and business. Whether a handbag designer, podcast host, or a dog groomer, the young business owners on the series inspire viewers to turn their passions into profit. Biz Kid$ also shows how to use credit wisely and illustrates the importance of saving, budgeting, investing, and giving back to the community.

 

Literacy and language (click to show/hide)

Arthur
Weekdays at 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m
Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and eight, Arthur's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills.

 

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
WQED-TV weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! supports young children's science learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science
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Martha Speaks
Martha Speaks airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 6:30 a.m.
Martha Speaks stars a beloved family dog who is accidentally fed alphabet soup, which gives her the power of speech and the chance to speak her mind to anyone who will listen. The series increases kids' oral vocabulary by helping them understand what words mean when they hear them.
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Maya and Miguel
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
With humorous twists and turns, every episode of Maya & Miguel presents new adventures and double the fun for these 10-year-old twins. Featuring their family, friends and richly diverse neighborhood, each story revolves around Maya's well-intentioned meddling in the lives of her family and friends, always placing her in an interesting and often hilarious predicament.

 

Oh Noah!
Web exclusive
Oh Noah! is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each three-minute video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context. Although-like Noah-they may not understand all the Spanish dialogue, kids can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling, much like a silent movie.

 

Sesame Street
Sesame Street airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 6 am
Sesame Street helps children improve their cognitive skills, learn respect and social skills, and prepare for school by developing their math, vocabulary, and other school readiness skills. Combining education and entertainment through a research-based curriculum, featuring a multicultural cast, and giving kids honest answers to tough questions has made Sesame Street one of the most popular children's television programs in the world.
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Super Why!
Super Why! airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Super Why is a breakthrough preschool series designed to help kids with the critical skills they need to learn to read (and love to read!) as recommended by the National Reading Panel (alphabet skills, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary). The show makes reading an empowering adventure by using interactive literacy games that need YOU to play.
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The Electric Company
The Electric Company airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility for kids by showing them that learning to read can be fun. With a cool cast of characters, amazing literacy superpowers, side-splitting cartoons, and songs that you can't help dancing along with, this reincarnation of a television classic is sure to make an impact on children between the ages of 6 and 9.
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WordGirl
WordGirl airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 5:00 p.m.
WordGirl follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of "WordGirl." Disguised as mild-mannered 5th grader, Becky Botsford, WordGirl, arrived on planet Earth when she and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, crashed their spaceship. WordGirl enriches young audiences' vocabulary, closes the gap for those who don't grow up in language-rich environments, instills a love of language, and fosters better reading comprehension.
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WordWorld
WordWorld airs on WQED-TV Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
WordWorld helps children get excited about reading and see words as their friends. The WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved by building the right word, letter by letter, sound by sound. The series also introduces literacy concepts that preschoolers will encounter as they become readers, such as sounding out letters and rhyming.
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Science, math, and technology (click to show/hide)

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
WQED-TV weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! supports young children's science learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science
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Curious George
Curious George airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 a.m.
Curious George inspires children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them.
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Cyberchase
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to take over cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But our heroes, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, are three curious kids determined to stop him with the help of their cyberpal, Digit. Their weapon: brain power. Designed for kids ages 8 to 12 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, each episode delivers positive and understandable messages about math.

 

Design Squad Nation
Design Squad Nation airs on WQED-TV Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Design Squad Nation is high-energy, high-drama reality TV that lets kids show off their smarts as they design and build working solutions for real-world clients - people who are hungry for clever ideas from a new generation of innovators. From creating a park for skaters at the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to building a playground in a rural village in Nicaragua's northern mountains, the goal of Design Squad Nation is to inspire viewers to take on their own hands-on engineering activities.
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Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.
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Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, Fetch! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!) Fetch! mixes live-action with animation and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year olds, it is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of twists.

 

Fizzy's Lunch Lab
Web exclusive
Fizzy's Lunch Lab is a vibrant, fun and kid-friendly web-only series featuring original characters and funny stories that entertain and educate families about the importance of good nutrition, a balanced diet, and physical activity. Join Professor Fizzy and his friends in the super-charged Lunch Lab Test Kitchen.

 

SciGirls
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
SciGirls is for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find answers to their questions will inspire your children to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere!

 

Sesame Street
Sesame Street airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 6 am
Sesame Street helps children improve their cognitive skills, learn respect and social skills, and prepare for school by developing their math, vocabulary, and other school readiness skills. Combining education and entertainment through a research-based curriculum, featuring a multicultural cast, and giving kids honest answers to tough questions has made Sesame Street one of the most popular children's television programs in the world.
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Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid airs on WQED-TV weekdays at noon
Sid the Science Kid, The Jim Henson Company's first series for PBS KIDS that features a practical in-school science curriculum, uses music and humor to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question ("Why are my shoes shrinking?" "Why do bananas get mushy?") and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of family and friends.

 

Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
WildKratts features the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment. It's all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.
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Social/emotional wellbeing (click to show/hide)

Barney & Friends
Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Barney & Friends is a unique blending of education and entertainment for preschool children. By design, the series addresses the four key areas of childhood development - cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Caillou
Weekdays at 1:30 p.m.
Each episode of the series is a slice of Caillou's life. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures where Caillou can play "make-believe". But Caillou can tell the difference between real life and pretending. When he is done playing make-believe, Caillou happily returns to the familiar daily routine of a 4-year-old. Indeed, each episode begins and ends firmly anchored in the real world.

 

Clifford
Weekdays 6:00 a.m.
Designed for children ages 3-7, Clifford is based on the books of the same name and uses classic storytelling to present universal social, emotional, and moral messages to young children. Clifford, the dog, and his pals (both canine and human) play, discover and interact with each other and the inhabitants of Birdwell Island, learning that good friends are what life is all about.

 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This new series, for a new generation of children, tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers' landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

 

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. The series is geared primarily to 2 to 5 year olds, but appropriate for all ages. With his caring and trusting ways, Mister Rogers creates a calm, safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them.

 

Sesame Street
Sesame Street airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 6 am
Sesame Street helps children improve their cognitive skills, learn respect and social skills, and prepare for school by developing their math, vocabulary, and other school readiness skills. Combining education and entertainment through a research-based curriculum, featuring a multicultural cast, and giving kids honest answers to tough questions has made Sesame Street one of the most popular children's television programs in the world.
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Thomas and Friends
Weekdays at 12:30 p.m.
With Thomas & Friends, there is a rich world to discover and explore. Through the adventures of Thomas and his friends, your child will learn important life lessons about the value of friendship, fair play, team work and what it means to be a Really Useful Engine. Thomas & Friends will inspire your child to believe that little engineers - like little engines - can do big things.

 

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.