PBS Kids

PBS Kids Writer's Contest
4:15 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Does Your Child Have a Story to Tell? - Enter Them In The PBS Kids Writers Contest

2015 Writer's Contest

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. Each year, WQED, PBS39 , WITF, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting encourage children in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, to create their own stories and take part in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

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Game encourages science inquiry
9:16 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Wild Kratts Has a New App for Children 4-8 Who Love Animals

Download the new Wild Kratts World Adventure app today!

Check out the all-new Wild Kratts World Adventure App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed children’s series. A must-have app for Wild Kratts fans, World Adventure is now available only on the App Store.

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New episodes and online game
9:47 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mark Dr. Seuss's Birthday with a Week-long Cat-Ebration!

A new one-hour show of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! debuts on WV PBS Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m.
Credit Courtesy of Series copyright 2010, CITH Productions, Inc. and Red Hat Animation, Limited. Underlying characters copyright 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

A special week of science-focused The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! kicks off with a new one-hour special on WV PBS, Monday March 3 at 3 p.m.

West Virginia PBS is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a week of new adventures on The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, beginning with a one-hour special on Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m. (special time)

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On-air and online, PBS is essential
8:49 am
Wed February 26, 2014

PBS KIDS is a Vital Resource in Preparing Children for School

Parents Overwhelmingly Agree No Other Media Brand Meets Their Children's School Readiness Needs Like PBS KIDS

West Virginia PBS airs 11 hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday and serves children and their families statewide through its Ready To Learn service.

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Annual Writers Contest
3:44 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

K-3 Writers, Send Us Your Best Work!

Entries are now being accepted for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest is open to children in kindergarten, first, second and third grades and encourages them to celebrate their creativity while building literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories.

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Brand New one-hour special from WV PBS KIDS
9:44 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Dinosaur Train Presents Nature Trackers Adventure Camp

On Monday, January 20, families will follow favorite Dinosaur Train characters as they zipline, raft and mountain climb in a new one-hour special: "Nature Trackers Adventure Camp" on WV PBS
Credit Courtesy of TM and (c) The Jim Henson Company

Watch WV PBS Monday, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

More adventures on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on WV PBS

An all-new, one-hour special from Dinosaur Train follows Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don in four exciting new stories as they travel to different ecosystems and learn about erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons. 

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Annual Writer's Contest Now Open
1:56 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Calling K-3rd Grade Authors

All children in grades kindergarten through third are invited to enter the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.  Sponsored by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this contest empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. 

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44th Season
6:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Three New Sesame Street Episodes to Kick Off 2014

Grandparents Celebration on Sesame Street Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. on WV PBS

Watch Sesame Street Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. on WV PBS as Season 44 continues.

Thursday, Jan. 9: “Grandparents Celebration” -- Hooper's Store is throwing a Grandparents Celebration on Sesame Street! Elmo hasn't seen his grandparents in a long time, so he's excited that they'll be visiting for the celebration. But to Elmo's disappointment, he finds out that his grandparents are stuck at the airport and they're going to miss the party.

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Gift ideas from PBS KIDS
3:35 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

There's a mobile app for every age group this holiday season

With the explosion of mobile media use among kids, nearly seven in 10 parents say they currently purchase or plan to purchase apps for their children. When selecting apps, parents say educational content is their top priority, with 77% of parents citing educational content as an important factor, and 90% of parents stating they believe that educational apps will play an important role in children’s learning in the future.

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WV PBS Kids holiday shows
8:43 am
Sun November 24, 2013

New and favorite episodes spread cheer with fun and educational holiday programs

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas kicks off the holiday schedule on Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. on WV PBS

Families can kick off the holiday season on West Virginia PBS with the return of the blockbuster hit The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

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30 levels of word fun
3:49 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Word up! There's a WordGirl app that'll make you a superhero

New WordGirl app builds super-hero vocabulary skills

Kids train to be a superhero alongside WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in the brand new WordGirl Superhero Training App now available for iPad and Android tablets!

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Marc Brown's lovable aardvark celebrates 17 years
1:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

New season of Arthur kicks off Nov. 11 on WV PBS

In “Show Off,” it’s the Elwood City dog show and Killer is facing off against Sebastian Winkleplotz, the snooty, championship-winning poodle.
Courtesy of Arthur registered trademark and © 2013 Marc Brown. WGBH/Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.

Watch Arthur weekdays at 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WV PBS

Starting Monday, Arthur kicks of its  17th season with a week of new episodes on WV PBS and award-winning actor Alan Cumming (Masterpiece Mystery!; The Good Wife) makes a special appearance in "Show Off," Monday’s episode.

Monday, Nov. 11: “Show Off”/"Dog's Best Friend" 

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Brand new program
10:20 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Oct. 28 on WV PBS

Will George win the costume contest?

Watch WV PBS on Monday at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the premiere of Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest. The centerpiece of PBS KIDS’ Halloween programming lineup, this one-hour special features three original songs, including “It’s Halloween Today,” sung by Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train.

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2:29 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Photos: Public Broadcasting staff 'Reads for the Record'

Director of Radio-Interim Bob Powell reads to a kindergarten class at Point Harmony Elementary School.
Credit Ashton Marra

West Virginia Public Broadcasting staff from around the state spent part of their day reading to school children as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record initiative. On Thursday, October 3rd West Virginia Public Broadcasting staff joined others across the country to read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long.

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Preschool math concepts & skills
1:04 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Peg + Cat has an app! Check it out!

Peg Cat digital content includes online games, a mobile app and offline activities that engage preschoolers and teach math concepts and skills.
Credit PBS Pressroom

Today, PBS Kids launched a collection of new online and mobile games and activities from its newest media property Peg + Cat. The collection includes a new app: the Peg + Cat Big Gig App for iPad, Kindle Fire and other Android devices, in addition to online games and offline activities that families can enjoy together.

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Peg + Cat video
1:33 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Here's a sneak peek of Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat = Hilarious Adventure! This new preschool series follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

This video is from the first episode where Peg and Cat have to find all the chickens and get them back in their coop.

11:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Cookie Monster Waits for a Cookie!

Tune-in to a new season of Sesame Street beginning September 16 at 11 a.m. on WV PBS!
Cookie Monster spoofs Icona Pop's hit song "I Love It" in this hilarious new video! Sesame Street launches its 44th season on September 16th, 2013 with a new self-regulation and executive function curriculum. Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie.
Healthy Start to School
12:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Eat Smart for a Great Start

To start the school year off right, we’ve gathered resources that encourage healthy eating and physical activity – including expert tips, kid-friendly recipes and activities featuring your child’s favorite PBS KIDS characters.  Follow us on Facebook and get a new tip every weekday during the month of September.

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