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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

SciGirls Connect with WMHT Public Media/PBS

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Join Jenn Baumstein, SciGirls Connect Trainer, and Director of Community Engagement for WMHT Public Media, for a FREE SciGirls PD. Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 8am to 2:30pm.

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Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

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This one-hour special celebrates curiosity, friendship and trying new things, all while providing safe and family-friendly holiday entertainment.

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Halloween Comes to PBS KIDS with New Programming, Games and Activities for the Entire Family

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This “Odd-tober,” PBS KIDS invites families to celebrate Halloween all month long, with spooky new episodes of their favorite shows, new games and a wide array of activities.

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The Diary of Anne Frank: Character Change Lesson

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Looking for Summer Reading ideas for kids? 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is an ideal choice.

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Curious George | Back to the Jungle!

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Watch June and July on WMHT-TV | When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa.

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Swimming with Sea Cows

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Did you know that when Columbus first saw manatees, he thought they were mermaids?

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National Ice Cream Month

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Inspire your child's inner chemist with this “60 Second Science” video and activity!

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Can You Cook a S'more Without Fire or Electricity?

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Find out with a little help from the Science U team in this activity from Penn State and WPSU!

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Stories and Art in the Park 2017

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Join WMHT, Albany Barn, the Albany Public Library, and the City of Albany for Stories and Art in the Park this summer!

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PBS Kids Announces New Series: Pinkalicious & Peterrific

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New PBS Kids series Pinkalicious & Peteriffic will premiere February 19, 2018 on WMHT.

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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

Books on Buses and Book in a Bag: Book Access and Reading

Teacher questions: Can you point us to any research regarding the practice of Book In a Bag — sending leveled readers home with students each night? What do you think...

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