Ready To Learn

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

 

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.

Peg + Cat Releases First Album

May 1, 2014
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.

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.

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

Feb 28, 2014
CITH "Anything You Can Do"
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)

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.

K-3 Writers, Send Us Your Best Work!

Feb 12, 2014

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.

Gear Up for the Winter Olympics with Sesame Street

Jan 31, 2014
Telly and Coach Pogolyi train for the Pogo Games as Sesame Street.
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.

Dinosaur Train Presents Nature Trackers Adventure Camp

Jan 17, 2014
DT Nature Trackers Adventure Camp episodic image
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. 

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.

Three New Sesame Street Episodes to Kick Off 2014

Jan 9, 2014

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.

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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