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Donkey Hodie and Purple Panda in front of Panda's spaceship

Behind the Scenes of the New Children's Puppet Show 'Donkey Hodie'

Daniel Hautzinger

“Everybody’s trying to do a lot of what Donkey does: be resilient and persevere through these very challenging times,” says an executive producer of Donkey Hodie, which was made by veterans of Sesame Street, Nature Cat, and Cyberchase in a WTTW studio.
Donkey Hodie, Purple Panda, and Bob Dog. Image: Courtesy Fred Rogers Productions

A Sneak Peek at the New PBS KIDS Show 'Donkey Hodie'

Daniel Hautzinger

A new puppet series inspired by Mister Rogers is coming soon to WTTW and PBS KIDS, featuring both new and reimagined characters and songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  
'Mondays with Michelle Obama' from PBS KIDS

Michelle Obama Joins PBS KIDS For Weekly Story Times

Daniel Hautzinger

Beginning April 20, Michelle Obama will join PBS KIDS to read a children's book live on Facebook and YouTube in order to encourage reading while children are at home, in Mondays with Michelle Obama.
Daniel Tiger washing his hands

PBS KIDS Helps Encourage Healthy Habits in Kids

Daniel Hautzinger

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown can be difficult for parents and scary for children. PBS KIDS has a series of fun videos to teach kids healthy habits, featuring Daniel Tiger, Sid the Science Kid, and more!
Pinkalicious with her brother Peter and friends Jasmine and Rafael. © 2020 WGBH.  Underlying © Victoria Kann, or Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. TM: Victoria Kann.  All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Used with permission.

What It's Like to Be the Executive Producer of PBS KIDS Shows

Daniel Hautzinger

A second season of Pinkalicious & Peterrific launches March 30, along with new games. Dorothea Gillima, the executive producer of the series as well as of Molly of Denali, discusses what her job entails and how the shows can keep kids occupied and learning while schools are closed.  
Molly of Denali

10 Games and Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

Meredith Francis

As schools close in Illinois and around the country and many people are hunkered down or working from home, we are looking for educational and entertaining things to do! PBS KIDS has games that will help keep your little ones occupied.
Purple Panda and Donkey Hodie. Photo: Fred Rogers Company

A New PBS KIDS Series Inspired by Characters From Mister Rogers Is Coming

Daniel Hautzinger

A new PBS KIDS show filmed at WTTW brings together Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures, the team behind Nature Cat, and takes place in the land of Someplace Else from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Cheikh with DW in Arthur

Now Playing at a Courthouse Downtown: PBS KIDS' "Arthur"

Daniel Hautzinger

An episode of Arthur will play in a new playroom for the children of families attending naturalization ceremonies to become U.S. citizens at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse downtown. 
Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford Makes His Big Return to PBS KIDS

Meredith Francis

Clifford the Big Red Dog and his pal Emily Elizabeth are returning to PBS KIDS for more larger-than-life adventures with new animation, songs, and more.
Albert Einstein in Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum. Image: 9 Story Media Group

A New PBS Show That Lets Kids Learn from the Example of Historical Heroes

Daniel Hautzinger

In Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, the main characters meet historical figures as children and learn from the values that they model to help surmount their own issues. “We all have these qualities that these historical figures had," says the illustrator behind the series.
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Photo: Richard Termine

'Sesame Street' Brings Back Classic Characters, Songs, and Guests for a 50th Anniversary Special

Daniel Hautzinger

Next month, Sesame Street launches its 50th season with a grand celebration hosted by Joseph Gordon Levitt that features classic segments and songs, old cast members and puppeteers, and celebrities from Whoopi Goldberg to Itzhak Perlman.
The Nature Cat Explorer Patch for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

There's a New Girl Scouts Patch Featuring Nature Cat

Daniel Hautzinger

The Nature Cat Explorer Patch encourages Girl Scouts to explore nature, learn about animals, adopt environmentally friendly practices, and more, all through fun activities inspired by the PBS Kids show.
Mr. Patuk, Tooey and Molly at Mr. Patuk's workshop. Image: © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation

New PBS Kids Show 'Molly of Denali' Is First to Feature a Native American Lead

Daniel Hautzinger

Molly of Denali, a new PBS Kids series that premieres on July 15, is the first national children's series to feature a Native American lead character, and includes Alaska Natives in all aspects of production, from scriptwriters to actors to music.
A new Nature Cat exhibit at Kohl Children's Museum. Photo: WTTW/Ken Carl

Explore the World of 'Nature Cat' in Person

Daniel Hautzinger

A new exhibit opening at the Kohl Children's Museum before traveling around the country lets children dive into the world of Nature Cat, encouraging them to indulge their curiousity and go outside to explore the natural world. 
David Rudman on the set of 'Jack's Big Music Show.' Photo: Courtesy Spiffy Pictures

The Path to Becoming a Puppeteer on Children's Shows

Daniel Hautzinger

David Rudman plays Cookie Monster on Sesame Street and has created numerous children's shows with his brother Adam and their production company. Hear the stories of David's obsession with puppets and the Rudmans' journey from short cartoons to full-length series.
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