WITF Learning at Home

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WITF recognizes that children, families and teachers are eager to continue learning together during these uncertain times.  Using a wealth of resources, WITF can create a bridge to distance learning opportunities and engaging experiences while we are all staying safe at home.

For more information, please contact:
Debbie Riek, WITF’s Director of Education
Debbie_Riek@witf.org

View ResourcesGo to Curriculum Content Schedules

Programs by Age


Resources

PBS Learning Media

PBS is a FREE resource for teachers and students to access video, images, games and more. Search by topic, grade level or standard to find resources to enrich learning for PreK-12 students. It is useful for families too.

Watch WITF Online

Watch WITF

WITF programs and films are FREE to stream. Enjoy a robust selection of our educational programming rich with excellent storytelling.


PBS KIDS Apps

PBS Kids

These apps are free and aligned to learning goals for literacy, STEM, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning. Once they are downloaded, most of the apps do not require
an internet connection.

PBS Parents

PBS Kids for Parents

Explore family resources, tips, activities and support for children ages 2-8.

Sesame Street In Communities

Sesame Street in Communities

This site provides both professional development and activities for children and families by age group.


Meet The Helpers

MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness.

Design Squad Global

Design Squad Global

Use DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL hands-on activities and videos in classrooms and afterschool programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home.

Student Reporting Labs

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Includes 10 lesson plans, educator resources and youth reporting efforts.

You can also access a webinar discussing the unit with Q and A from educators across the country.


PBS News Extra

PBS NewsHour Extra

This site is specifically designed for grade 6-12. It features news, can be searched by subject area like civics or math and includes lesson plans and student voices.

Pennsylvania History

ExplorePAhistory

ExplorePAhistory.com provides users with three principal entry points: “Stories from PA History,” “Visit PA Regions,” and “Teach PA History.”

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

The contest has ended, but this site still features a podcast about making a podcast. What a great way for students to share what they are learning!


Curriculum Content Schedules

Daytime

6am-5pm | PreK through Elementary | How to Watch

WITF Kids Daytime Schedule

WITFK PBS Kids 24/7

Watch on the PBS Kids Video app or through our website | How to Watch

PBS Kids 24/7 Channel Schedule

Primetime

6pm-11pm | Middleschool through Highschool | How to Watch

WITF Kids Primetime Schedule

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Programs

WITF operates two television channels- WITF TV and WITFK (24/7 PBS KIDS programming).  Each of our programs focus on a specific content area and are suggested for the following age groups:

Pre-K

Curious George

Curious George

Focus areas: science, engineering, and math

Broadcasts weekdays at 7am on WITF


Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

Focus areas: science and innovation

Broadcasts weekdays at 4pm on WITF


Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford

Focus areas: imaginative play, discovery and literacy

Broadcasts Fridays at 10:30am on WITF, everyday at 9am on WITFK


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Focus areas: social-emotional skill development

Broadcasts weekdays at 10am, 10:30am, 7:30pm and weekends at 7:30am on WITF, and weekdays at 2:30pm and 3pm on WITFK


Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Focus areas: life science, natural history and paleontology

Broadcasts weekends at 6:30am on WITF, weekdays at 4:30pm on WITFK


Sesame Street

Sesame Street

Focus areas: cognitive skills, social skills and school readiness skills

Broadcasts weekdays at 11am and 7pm and weekends at 7am on WITF, and weekdays at 2pm on WITFK


Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat

Focus areas: math and problem solving

Broadcasts weekdays at 8:30am on WITFK

4-8-Year-Olds

Arthur

Arthur

Focus areas: positive social skills, reading and writing

Broadcasts weekdays at 6:30am on WITF, weekdays at 7am and 8:30pm on WITFK


Ready Jet Go!

Ready Jet Go!

Focus areas: space, earth science and technology

Broadcasts weekdays at 6am on WITF, weekdays at 8am on WITFK


Nature Cat

Nature Cat

Focus areas: nature and exploring the outdoors

Broadcasts weekdays at 7:30am and 3pm on WITF, weekdays at 5:30pm on WITFK


Molly of Denali

Molly of Denali

Focus areas: literacy education, information texts

Broadcasts weekdays at 8:30am and 4pm on WITF, and weekdays at 7:30pm on WITFK


Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Focus areas: character and social studies

Broadcasts weekdays at 9am and 4:30pm on WITF, weekdays at 1pm and 6:30pm WITFK


Let's Go Luna!

Let’s Go Luna!

Focus areas: cultural experiences, global awareness and civic skills

Broadcasts weekdays at 9:30am on WITF, and weekdays at 5pm on WITFK


Odd Squad

Odd Squad

Focus areas: mathemathics, teamwork and problem solving

Broadcasts weekdays at 5pm on WITF, weekdsays at 7:30pm and 8pm on WITFK


Pinkalicious and Peterrific

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

Focus areas: creative problem solving and communicating through art

Broadcasts weekdays at 11:30am on WITF, weekdays at 9:30am and 3:30pm on WITFK


Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks

Focus areas: oral vocabulary

Broadcasts weekdays at 1:30pm on WITFK


Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts

Focus areas: science, nature and wildlife

Broadcasts weekdays at 8am on WITF, and weekdays at 6pm on WITFK

8-12-Year-Olds

My World

My World

Focus areas: media literacy and current events

Broadcasts Fridays at 4:30pm


SciGirls

SciGirls

Focus areas: science, technology, engineering and math

Broadcasts Fridays at 4pm

Middle to High School

Nature

Nature

Focus areas: natural history

Broadcasts Wednesdays at 8pm on WITF


NOVA

NOVA

Focus areas: science and innovation

Broadcasts Wednesday at 9pm on WITF


Great Performances

Great Performances

Focus areas: arts, culture and perfomance

Broadcasts typically Fridays at 9pm or Sundays at 12pm on WITF


FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE

Focus areas: investigative journalism

Broadcasts most Tuesdays at 10pm on WITF


Washington Week

Washington Week

Focus areas: public affairs and current events

Broadcasts Fridays at 8pm on WITF