What is WUSF Kids?

WUSF Kids delivers fun and educational programming for children. Click on your favorite show below to play games and interact with your favorite characters. Read the WUSF Kids FAQs

 

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  • WUSF TV 16.2 (Digital)
  • Verizon FiOS 473
  • Brighthouse Networks 617
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Here For Each Other

In light of the horrific events that transpired recently at the Boston Marathon, WUSF is sharing Here for Each Other: Helping Families After an Emergency, This is a resource from Sesame Workshop to support families either directly impacted or many others who are struggling to make sense of this tragedy.

Sesame Street characters - Here For Each Other
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Talking With Kids

Click HERE to visit PBS Parents and learn about talking to kids about "news."

Click HERE for information from PBS Parents and Mister Rogers on talking to kids about scary news.

"Helping Our Children Feel Safe,"a guide to help children deal with scary events, is available on the Arthur website

 

PBS Raising Readers Library Corner Kick-off

Raising Readers Library Corner Event
Monday, May 7 we had a terrific time at our Raising Readers Library Corner kick-off event at the Hardee County Public Library. There were lots of children and parents who came and enjoyed the planned activities. The library staff estimated over 70 in attendance. Activities included coloring pages, alphabet bingo, Curious George matching game, pbskids.org and Super Why masks. Every child went home with a goody bag and a smile on their face. PBS Kids Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign. It is focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care and in the community.
 

Martha Speaks

 

Weekday Programs

Arthur is an animated series that airs daily on WUSF Kids. Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and eight, Arthur's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills.

Barney

Barney, the lovable purple dinosaur, and his young friends share adventures featuring catchy songs, dances and games that make learning fun for children. Barney and his delightful dino-pals, Baby Bop and BJ, are joined by a cast of children.

Bob the Builder is a character created by Keith Chapman and inspired by the Kafka short story, 'A Departure.' Bob appears as a construction contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated program with his colleague Wendy, various neighbors and friends, and their gang of work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). In each episode, Bob and his gang help with renovations, construction, and repairs and with other projects as needed. The show emphasizes conflict resolution, co-operation, socialization and various learning skills.

Curious George is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. Aimed at preschool viewers (ages three to five), the goal of the series is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. And what better guide is there for this kind of exploration than the world's most curious monkey?

Dinosuar Train

Dinosaur Train is seen through the eyes of Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures.

Ready for an adventure? Find out where Franny's Feet will take her next. Five-and-a-half-year-old Franny loves to spend time in her grandfather's shoe repair shop. Each time she tries on a pair of shoes, she becomes transported to an exotic location around the world. Franny makes new friends, helps them solve problems and shows that you are never too little to help.

Martha Speaks

Based on the children's book series by Susan Meddaugh and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the series stars Martha, a beloved family dog. She is accidentally fed alphabet soup — this gives her the power of speech and the chance to speak her mind to anyone that will listen.

Maya & Miguel chronicles the adventures, and sometimes misadventures, of 10-year-old siblings Maya and Miguel Santos, and features their family, relatives and a richly diverse neighborhood of friends. While every episode will take humorous twists and turns, the underlying message is the importance of doing what’s good for the family and community, and the philosophy that shared happiness is greater than personal gain.

Raggs stars five colorful canine characters and their wisecracking pet cat, Dumpster, who hang together in their own colorful clubhouse. However, Raggs and his friends are not your average canines – they’re also talented musicians and together make great rock ‘n’ roll music as the Raggs Kids Club Band. Each episode follows the band through engaging, emotional and humorous stories that rock the house and explore issues faced by real kids.

The character’s chemistry and friendship is immediately evident as they work through a series of creative and often humorous steps to find a successful conclusion to everyday challenges. Music is an integral part of this fast-paced show and provides a hook to engage young viewers as the band goes from one adventure to the next. Each program is based on one main theme that promotes social and academic readiness while also addressing specific preschool curriculum.

Ribert & Robert’s Wonderworld is designed to help preschoolers feel more curious, knowledgeable and confident. Ribert, a charming, energetic little toad, and his best friend Robert travel through the animated land of WonderWorld. Along the way, the delightful duo answer quizzes, meet performers like Magic Matt and resident storyteller Leeny, participate in science experiments and discuss real-life dilemmas.

Each episode is built around themes derived from the kindergarten curriculum and also addresses social-developmental issues like the first day of school and visiting the doctor. All the while, the series inspires little viewers to "love to learn and learn to love in everything they do!" through playful music, magic, movement and art.

The recipient of 85 Emmys, Sesame Street engages children with its unique blend of excitement, humor, and compassion. Sesame Street helps children learn and grow in a constantly changing, continually challenging environment.

A group of animated aliens travel the galaxies to learn new and exciting things about science and space exploration.The series, targeted to pre-kindergarteners through third-graders, delivers both astronomy-based science education (orbits, eclipses, moon phases, asteroids, comets, gravity), as well as character- building lessons.

 

Science Fair Song Preview



Kevin Temmer is a senior International Baccalaureate high school student in the Tampa Bay area. As part of the community outreach in the IB program, Kevin decided to create an animated short to teach middle school children about the science fair. We hope you enjoy his work and share it with the middle school children in your life!

CLICK HERE to view the full length video.
 

Angelina Ballerina Artist Residency Project 2013

Last season, WUSF told the inspirational story of Artz4life Academy students, who, through the Angelina Ballerina Artist Residency project, danced their way into our hearts! This year, the dancers have returned, with experience, new abilities, and the same determined spirit!

Learn more, watch videos and see how this year's students have grown! >>
 

Weekend Programs

Based on the original best-selling children's book series by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps" follows the now 8-year-old Angelina as she embarks on the next stage in her life at a performing arts school, Camembert Academy.

Betsy’s Kindergarten is designed to ease the transition from home life to school life for children as they venture off into their years of formal education. It examines the questions, concerns, and challenges every child faces as they move into this new world. The series does this by creating interest and excitement in the school experience.

"Design Squad borrows from the reality competition format and intends to get its viewers excited about enineering. High school students design, build
and test whimsical machines and innovative products for real clients. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the grand prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.

Like the original "The Electric Company," the new "The Electric Company"
draws from pop culture — music, comedy, technology and celebrities — to create a playful, hip, multi-media experience. The series includes modular elements that will serve a scaffolded phonics curriculum that offers new insights into how best to help struggling readers.

Enviropals

The "Enviropals!" is an entertaining, educational, environmentally science themed 30 minute adventure that chronicles the adventures of "Rae Rae the Red Panda." Rae Rae leads children ages 4-8 on each thematic episode along with his friends Safari Stan, Safari Sue, the Safari Kids and 16 zany puppets. During each episode, Rae Rae receives a viewer letter called a "Tree Mail." Join Rae Rae as he visits such locations as: wind turbine farms, fish hatcheries, power generating stations, solar station, tree farms and many many more.

"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. The series is geared primarily to 2 to 5 year olds, but appropriate for all ages. With his caring and trusting ways, Mister Rogers creates a calm, safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them.

Peep and the Big Wide World

The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers. Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old.

Signing Time! is a multi-sensory series that introduces children and their caregivers to American Sign Language (ASL), a "hands on" second language used by millions. Rachel Coleman, her children Leah and Alex, and Hopkins, an animated frog, teach ASL signs for the alphabet, animals, feelings, foods, manners, colors, sports, days of the week, questions and common phrases, family members, as well as everyday objects and activities.

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of
Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon,
Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine — all
under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.

Wild Animal Baby Explorers joins intrepid adventurers Skip, Izzy, Benita and Sammy, along with their supportive and spirited guide Miss Sally, as they travel by land, sea and air to investigate the wonders of the natural world. Based on the award-winning preschool magazine of the same name, the series helps children ages 2 to 4 learn about animals and their habitats, develop crucial problem-solving skills and nurture their strong, personal connection with wildlife and nature.

Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

 
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