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WMHT Family Resources

Raising and educating a child is an adventure and WMHT is here to help you along the way. Our programs are designed to address the educational, social, and emotional needs of children. Explore helpful resources below including Ready to Learn games and activities, PBS Kids Apps, and PBS Kids Video.

Click here to learn more about children and media.

PBS LearningMedia New York

PBS LearningMedia New York

Extensive resources for students of all ages.

Common Core Curriculum & Assessments

Common Core Curriculum & Assessments

Learn more about the Common Core Standards and the upcoming Grade 3-8 state assessments in English language arts and math.

Ready To Learn

Ready To Learn

Strengthening early literacy skills to prepare children for success in school.

PBS Parents

PBS Parents

Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.

Sesame Street Tool Kits

Sesame Street Resources for Families & Caregivers

As parents, grandparents and caregivers, we want to help our children and make sense of the words and imagery they are seeing on TV and other media. Sesame Street has put together a packet of materials in hopes of helping families cope with these issues. Those materials, available here (as a pdf), are free for you to download.  

Check out all the free Sesame Street Tool Kits here.

Nutrition TipsNutrition Tips for Families

Visit our Nutrition Tips page for helpful suggestions on healthy cooking and eating for families with kids by Senior Nutritionist Ellie Wilson offers.

Arthur

Kids' Program Descriptions & Schedule

For a quick overview of the educational goals of the programs below, along with a one-sheet printable schedule of WMHT children's programs, click here.

Family News

NOVA Black Holes App Educator Guide

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Teach students about the life cycle of a star, different types of celestial objects and their properties, and where black holes come from!

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A Brief History of the First Earth Day

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Did you know that an estimated 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970?

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How and Why We Read

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Stores are about communication! Recognize D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Month with this Crash Course lesson, in which John Green asks: “Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically?”

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Pi Day

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March 14, of course, is Pi Day! Since Pi is a very special ratio, it calls for a very special holiday. Take students inside the world of π with "All About the Holidays'" overview of this amazing ratio!

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Visualizing

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When you close your eyes, what place do you think about that makes you happy?

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Girls in STEM 2018

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Experience the fun in STEM at this free event.

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Valentine's Day Science

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What better excuse to talk about the heart’s structure and function than on Valentine’s Day!

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Black History Month | Malcolm X

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Help your class deepen their understanding and knowledge of black history through the life of Malcolm X, African American leader and human rights activist, with the following "American Icons" lesson plan.

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Clifford's Birthday Surprise 2018

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Join us and meet your favorite big red dog – Clifford. Be sure to bring your camera! Watch a story as Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, and T-Bone plan a surprise party for Clifford. After the story children and parents can make stick puppets, a Clifford bag puppet, and dog ears to wear home.

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Reader, it's Jane Eyre | Crash Course Literature #207

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The novel, “Jane Eyre” - published in 1847 - became one of the great successes of the Victorian age and yet its release was tinged with scandal.

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Crafts for Kids

Simple Water and Oil Experiment

This simple experiment with oil and water will introduce the concept of polarity and density to your child. The post...

Reading Rockets

Rapid and widespread white matter plasticity during an intensive reading intervention

Using MRI measurements of the brain’s neural connections, or “white matter,” researchers have shown that, in struggling readers, the neural circuitry strengthened...

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