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Free PBS KIDS Resources for Families

Childrens Media & Engagement Resources

The future of North Carolina depends upon the cognitive, physical and social-emotional well-being of our children. PBS North Carolina Education connects early learners and their caregivers to educational and developmental resources. Fostering belonging and serving communities through partnerships, access and engagement opportunities create equitable opportunities for all. 

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Rootle TV Channel

Rootle is your 24/7 PBS KIDS destination for wholesome, educational and entertaining content for children ages two to eight. Stream Rootle PBS KIDS online within our viewing area, or stream it live on YouTubeTV.

Download our Channel Guide to find your local Rootle channel.

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PBS KIDS Video App

Access thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere. Browse and watch videos at home, on the road or anywhere with a mobile or WiFi connection.

New Videos Every Week

New full episodes come out every Friday from your favorite PBS KIDS shows.

PBS KIDS for Parents

Jamming on the Job

Jamming on the Job Podcast

Andrés, Christina and their magic BoomBox, voiced by Durham musician Pierce Freelon, take a musical road trip to learn more about amazing jobs. Produced by PBS North Carolina for PBS KIDS.

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PBS KIDS eNewsletter

Get crafts, activities, parenting tips, recipes and ideas that you can use to play and learn with your kids emailed to you every week.

Rootle is proud to bring you Bright by Text. 
Text CONNECT to 274448 for free parenting resources for your little ones.

Events & Immersive Activities


Explore NC App

Celebrate North Carolina's rich history of innovation & deep connection to nature. The Explore NC app encourages learning through interactive games and allows learners of all ages to experience new technologies such as augmented reality. 

Explore NC is available for iOS and Android devices at Apple and Google app stores.

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Block Party LIVE! At Home!

Television specials that bring all the fun of an in-person event with a jam-packed hour of sing-alongs, activities and more—all from the comfort of your home.

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Move to Include

Move to Include seeks to elevate the voices and experiences of people with disabilities in telling their own stories. It also provides professional development for educators and families.

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Activities to Do at Home

Find crafts and experiments for kids on PBS KIDS for Parents. Search by age, educational topic or TV show.

PBS North Carolina's Girl Scout Nature Cat Explorer Patch.

Girl Scout Nature Cat Explorer Patch

North Carolina’s Girl Scouts can now team up with Nature Cat and pals to earn a free Nature Cat Explorer Patch. Through this program, Daisies and Brownies can complete educational nature activities that pave the path to earning a free Nature Cat patch! 

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Sesame Street in Communities

Your care and support can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street is here for you with activities and tips for the challenges and joys along the way.

At home learning, a free resource from PBS North Carolina

At-Home Learning Every Weekday

Each weekday from noon to 5 PM, the North Carolina Channel presents one block of educational programs for students sixth through twelfth grade (air times may vary). This programming block features curated programming covering science, math, social studies, English language arts and more. 

Watch the program block on the North Carolina Channel or online with our livestream.