Ready To Learn

Daniel Tiger at Kids and Families Day at the Legislature. Feb. 4, 2014
Daniel Tiger dropped by Kids and Families Day at the Legislature on Feb. 4, 2014. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood airs weekdays on WV PBS at 11 a.m.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Ready To Learn service coordinates with this national effort (click here for more info) and provides a variety of community-oriented initiatives to prepare our state’s children for lifelong educational success. These include: workshops, events, library corners, reading camps and special curriculum programs.

To learn more about Ready To Learn in West Virginia, contact our Ready To Learn staff:

Debbie Oleksa at 888-596-9729, ext. 1455
Jasmine Eckenroad at 888-596-9729, ext. 1497



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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Album features math & problem-solving songs
8:20 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Peg + Cat Releases First Album

Get the Peg Cat album today!
Credit Courtesy of © 2013, Feline Features LLC.

Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, the album features songs from the math and problem-solving preschool series.

Watch Peg + Cat on WV PBS weekdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.

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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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Three episodes emphasize sportsmanship
7:42 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Gear Up for the Winter Olympics with Sesame Street

Telly and Coach Pogolyi train for the Pogo Games as Sesame Street presents three new episodes in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Credit Sesame Workshop 2014

New episodes Feb. 3-7 on WV PBS, daily at 10 a.m.

In advance of the Winter Olympics, Sesame Street has partnered with Team USA and PBS Kids to celebrate and support the athletes. This week focuses on games, sports and sportsmanship.

Visit Sesame Street for Parents to learn more about using Sesame Street episodes in your daily life.

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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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LAST DAY for collection is Friday
12:44 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Give a Book to a Child in the Happy Valentine’s Day Children’s Book Drive

Friday is the last day to bring new or gently used books to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's three sites as part of the 2014 Happy Valentine's Day Children's Book Drive.

Our offices are located:

  • 124 Industrial Park Drive, Beaver
  • 600 Capitol Street, Charleston
  • 191 Scott Avenue, Morgantown

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with The Charleston Gazette, the Children’s Home Society and Read Aloud West Virginia in the 2014 Happy Valentine’s Day Children’s Book Drive.

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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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PBS Kids content boosts early learning
8:33 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Study Finds that Use of PBS KIDS Content in the Classroom Improves Early Math Skill

Sid the Science Kid uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. Watch it on WV PBS weekdays at noon.
Credit Courtesy of TM and © 2013 The Jim Henson Company

A new study conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and SRI International found that the acquisition of essential early math skills, such as counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning, increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS Kids Transmedia Math Supplement initiative. Transmedia includes the use of familiar characters, settings, and stories across different media formats.

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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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