PBS Kids

Nature Nuggets

Mar 28, 2018

Bring science alive for the youngest of learners.  Nature Nuggets are short, minute-long videos drawn from NATURE, one of the most watched documentary film series on public television.  Included with these short videos are discussion questions and activities for students.

Calling all budding authors Kindergarten through Grade 5.  Time to write and illustrate an original story and enter it into the WVPB Annual Writers Contest.  Winners at each grade level will have their stories published on our web-site and win great prizes.  Prizes are awarded to the first 3 places at each grade level.

Sid the Science Kid is about to head to Minnesota to celebrate the holidays with his family.  He is a reluctant traveler as he knows the weather will be cold and different from his home.  Sid, like any curious kid, with the help of his friends sets about exploring what temperature is and what it means.

Sesame Street in Communities expands with a new initiative to help children overcome traumatic experiences and address difficult feelings like anxiety, grief, and anger. These bilingual resources present universal coping strategies that help children feel safe and become more resilient in a range of situations, and give caring adults the tools they need to foster nurturing connections.

Planning your Halloween decor? Carve your favorite PBS Kids characters on that pumpkin. 

Check out the possibilities:  Print out your favorite and begin to create a work of art!

Today the news is filled with the incidents in Las Vegas, what can I tell my young child?

Listen and talk with your child. When upsetting public events occur, children often pick up information about them at school, on TV or the Web, or from adult conversations. Children may feel scared, worried, upset, or confused by what they hear.

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Movie Night for the younger set! 

Grab some popcorn and make a date with your favorite PBS Kid and join us for Movie Night throughout the summer. 

Send us a picture of your summertime fun #SummerAdventurePBS

This Summer Join in the Fun!        

They are in!  The winning entries for the 2017 Writers Contest have been published.  Check out and see stories submitted from around the state and surrounding viewing area.  We salute all the young writers and encourage them to keep writing. 

Fifth Grade Winners:

WVPB and Gilmer County Public Library teamed up to screen the newest PBS KIDS Dinosaur Train Movie.  On Saturday, February 25,  30 youngsters showed up to watch the new movie, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and participate in an archeology dig in the library. The dig was a sand box full of dinosaurs, marbles and precious rings unearthed by eager participants. 

WVPB education participated in a community book festival at Mountain View Elementary School on Saturday, February 18.  Over 400 parents and children turned out for a day filled with books, stories and family activities.  

In WVPB's session clips were shown from the newest PBS KIDS show, Splash and Bubbles, about fish friends who explore themes of friendship and life in the deep ocean.   As a part of the learning session, children created their own deep sea creatures. 

It's here!  The WVPB PBS Kids 2017 Writers Contest is calling all West Virginia students in grades Kindergarten through 5 to sharpen their pencils and bring out their crayons to write and illustrate a story.  Winning stories will be published on our website.  The contest  runs January 1 through March 31.  All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

Your source for Writers Contest info here!

  • Find out the latest details on the Writers Contest
  • Read 2016 Winning Entries

A Fun Partnership

Oct 28, 2016

Arnoldsburg Elementary School in Calhoun County partnered with WVPB to present educational activities to engage students while parents met with teachers for conferences! 

Students found that activities can be both fun and educational.  The evening was spent determining where the ideal cargo location would be for paper airplanes to complete a mission.  Another STEM activity included designing the tallest free standing structures using only pipe-cleaners.

SMART Board Games

Oct 6, 2016

Here is our collection of interactive  games for educators on PBS KIDS. Students will enjoy participating in these collaborative, fun and engaging experiences, while exploring curriculum from trusted programs such as Curious George, Super Why and Arthur. Like our programs, all of our games are age-appropriate and vetted by educators. 

Rocket Boys Meet

Oct 3, 2016

At this year's annual Rocket Boys Festival, a special PBS KIDS guest landed in Beckely to check out the activity.  The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia sponsored Jet's excursion.  While in Beckely watched rockets being built and greeted some of his fans.  Jet got a special treat as he also met West Virginia's own Rocket Boy, Home Hickam.

New- PBS KIDS App

Aug 3, 2016

Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). PBS KIDS Video features thousands of videos from top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Peg + Cat, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go! and Sesame Street.

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Camp Focuses on SciGirls! The Clay Center for the Arts and Science used the  PBS Kids Sci Girls program as a basis for its Sci Girls Summer Camp. 

Congratulations to Grace Landini, age 12, the West Virginia winner for the   Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids State Dinner.  As a winner, Grace will be having lunch with First Lady, Michele Obama.  Grace's meal of Cool Couscous and Berry Healthy Dessert was inspired by trying to eat local foods. 

PBS Kids provides content to help parents and caregivers cope with emergency situations.  There are also tools to make sure there is an emergency plan in place.  These topics can be difficult to talk about, but with the help of characters such as Daniel Tiger and Arthur, there is a framework in which to have that discussion.

WVPB and The Charleston Town Center Mall are bringing PBS Kids favorite, Daniel Tiger, to the mall on Monday, June 20 as part of FestivAll.  Daniel will be at the Picnic Place in the Mall from 11a to 1p. To let young Daniel Tiger fans know they are part of the community, we will be asking them to complete a simple form to let us know what they are doing to help others in their neighborhood.  We will share some of the responses of these young citizens in a future post.

On Saturday WVPB | Education joined with the Clay Center to present "A Summer of Science Bash" with a special appearance from PBS Kids perennial favorite, "Sid the Science Kid."

Over 300 children and their parents spent the day practicing hands on science projects and exploring a new Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit which will be open through the summer. 

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We recently announced our 2016 Writers Contest winners.  Now you can read their stories and enter amazing worlds including Lollipop Land, Ducktopia and a dragon paradise.  There are also lovely stories of caring and compassion; a reflection on a grandfather or how kindness can tame a bully.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting brought Super Why ? and friends to welcome visitors to the Raleigh County Small Fry Expo on Thursday May 19.  The crew was there to say hello to the over 200 children and adults who came to participate in activities geared to ready children registering for school for the first time.  Joining them in the day's activities was the West Virginia Mountaineer.  
 

WVPB and the Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley joined forces on Saturday, April 30 to provide a great community day for families in Wheeling.

Daniel Tiger met all sorts of friends on Saturday, April 2 at our Morgantown Studios.  Over 300 people stopped by to say hello to Daniel,  bring sweaters to contribute to our Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Sweater Drive and take part in activities aimed at helping neighbors.

Children and their parents made placemats for the elderly,  created cards for Vets, and planted seeds to replant in their yards all as part of learning how to be good neighbors. 

On Saturday, February 6, over 500 children and their parents came to the Clay Center to help launch PBS Kids' newest program Ready Jet Go!  Joining in the fun for the day were Super Why? and Friends. 

Participants in the day were treated to a screening of Ready Jet Go! which premiers on WVPB on February 15th at 7:30A and again at 4:00P.  Additionally, they took part in launching rockets and other science related activities.

READY JET GO!, PBS KIDS’ new series for kids ages 3-8, is coming February 2016. 

Just as NASA watches the weather to see if their launches are a go, so do we.  With the forecast of snow, WVPB and the Clay Center have delayed the Launch of the Ready Jet Go! EXPO, scheduled this Saturday until February 6.  We will see you then!

Join us on February 6 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. as we provide an opportunity for a sneak peek of Ready, Jet, Go at a premiere in the Digital Dome! Show will screen at 11:15 and noon.

PBS KIDS’ ALL-NEW ONE-HOUR NATURE CAT SPECIAL TO PREMIERE ON WVPB

Grounded in a Natural Science Curriculum, NATURE CAT, PBS KIDS’ Newest Series Debuts Monday, January 18,  at 8 am and again at 3:30 pm.

Teachers are taking a well deserved rest over the winter break.  However, somehow it is difficult to leave the classroom and students behind.

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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