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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

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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WMHT PBS Kids 24/7 Service

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WMHT is excited to announce WMHT PBS Kids - a new service launching soon!

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Benjamin Franklin | Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father

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Learn about Benjamin Franklin.

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Gratitude and the Environment

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While it’s important to be thankful year-round, the holidays are one of the most opportune times to express gratitude.

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Do an Hour of Code

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Educators: How can you cultivate the innovators of the future? With Hour of Code, of course!

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The Perfect Christmas Gift (According to Science)

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“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, there was one creature stirring – a gift-less spouse.”

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SciGirls Training Day 3

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One of the challenges of any training is bringing what was learned back home. It has been two weeks since the training and I am finally at a point where I can both write about the third day of connections and reflect on the program, always aiming forward.

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SciGirls Training Day 2

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Learn about the SciGirls Seven, preparedness, and more.

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SciGirls Training Day 1

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What do you get when you match a love of inquiry, collaboration, positive and supportive feedback loops, and a lot of chocolate?

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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

Is Comprehension Better with Digital Text?

Teacher question: Do we read digitally as well as we read paper texts?  Shanahan's response: I’ve been asked this provocative question three times in three weeks...

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