Meet Molly of Denali!

July 10, 2019

The newest PBS Kids star debuts Monday, July 15 – and she’s already breaking new ground. Molly of Denali follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl who lives in an Alaskan village. The animated series premieres 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 15 on Wisconsin Public Television, as well as on the PBS…

What We Watch: Mouna Algahaithi

June 21, 2019

Mouna Algahaithi, WPT’s new education engagement specialist, started at the station as an education and community engagement intern in May of 2018. She’s been full-time since last January, working on WPT Education programs such as implementing Ready to Learn curricula around the state as well as bigger events such as Get Up and Go. Read on…

From WPT Education: Kids and Screen Time

October 20, 2017

Why is it so hard to give a 2-year-old a device?  Is it because we feel guilty?    Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital, recorded a TED talk about the anxiety we have that a cell phone will “interrupt childhood.”  She covers the three concerns we have with devices and young children and…

Happy Birthday, Daniel Tiger! Watch his 1954 TV debut

April 5, 2017

Happy birthday, Daniel Tiger! Watch our favorite little tiger puppet make his April 5, 1954 TV debut on WQED’s  “The Children’s Corner” in the video below. According to The Fred Rogers’ Company, “Originally, a bird was supposed to come out of the clock that was drawn on the set wall. The night before, WQED Pittsburgh…

WPT to Launch New 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel on Jan. 16

January 6, 2017

Wisconsin Public Television has exciting news! On Monday, Jan. 16 a brand-new 24/7 channel: WPT PBS KIDS and live stream will debut, supporting WPT’s mission to provide Wisconsin children with high-quality educational content.  Read more about these new children’s services and how to tune in below! 

Five Incredibly Catchy PBS Theme Songs

May 19, 2016

My brain’s wonderful at sopping up theme songs, commercial jingles and mediocre 1990s pop songs like a sponge. Is it a talent? A curse? The judges are out. When it comes to theme songs, PBS has delivered some true gems over the years. Here are five of those songs that you might have forgotten about…

Helping Kids Understand Tragic Images in the News

August 26, 2015

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are…

News About Sesame Street

August 13, 2015

Hello friends- This morning you might have seen media coverage about an announcement from Sesame Workshop and HBO that they have entered into a contract that will add HBO as a new additional home to Sesame Street. We wanted to get in touch directly with our friends to share this news and what it means to…