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PBS Kids Lab - Powered by a Ready to Learn Grant

PBS KIDS Lab Offers Expanded Learning!

Visit PBS Kids Lab to help children ages 2-8 build math and literacy skills using fun games, mobile apps and other resources. The website is ideal for parents, teachers, early educators, child care providers and families.

Explore and experience the PBS KIDS Lab today!

Buddy Up with MPT to Boost Learning!

MPT and PBS KIDS have more resources for you that will help children boost literacy skills. In addition to the games and videos you see on PBS KIDS Lab, you can also access free curricular materials specifically designed for classroom and out-of-school-time programs to engage children in an active, multi-media learning experience.  Learn more about these programs and click the links below to find the program materials.

Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program

The Martha Speaks Reading Buddies program is a cross-age, innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of reading books. The program was developed to accompany the PBS KIDS Martha Speaks television series.

The ten, 50-minute Reading Buddies sessions follow the same format. Younger and older elementary students learn and practice target vocabulary words while they watch a Martha Speaks episode, answer discussion questions, read together, respond to writing prompts and review new vocabulary words.

Visit the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies site to find materials needed to implement the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies program.

For tips on how to use Martha Speaks Reading Buddies at your school, email

Super WHY! Reading Camps

Super Why! Reading Camp is a weeklong reading camp experience for children ages 3-6, especially children preparing to enter kindergarten. Developed by the creators of the popular PBS KIDS program, the Super Why! Reading Camp curriculum is designed to help children with the critical skills that they need to learn to read (and love to read) as they engage with the show’s characters in interactive storybook adventures.

Each day at Reading Camp, children transform into one of the SUPER WHY characters and take part in reading-based, branded SUPER WHY crafts, games, and songs that practice the targeted early literacy skill of the day:

  • Monday - letter identification
  • Tuesday - rhyming with word families
  • Wednesday - letter sounds and spelling
  • Thursday - vocabulary and comprehension
  • Friday - families are invited to join the campers and celebrate the week’s accomplishments

Visit the Super WHY! Reading Camp site to find everything you need to prepare and implement a Reading Camp.

For tips on how to hold a Super Why! Reading Camp, email



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