children’s programming

Hurrah! New Episodes of PBS Kids Favorites ‘Arthur’ and ‘Odd Squad’!

Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

School’s almost out and to celebrate, NPT is showing new episodes of PBS Kids shows Arthur and Odd Squad! Arthur and his fellow Lakewood Elementary students are ready for summer with new end-of-the-year episodes debuting Monday, May 23. In the episodes, the kids vie for a place in the fourth-grade class of their choice, try […]

NPT’s Children’s Programming Includes Many Favorites

Posted by on April 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

Got little viewers at home? NPT’s children’s programming includes Bob the Builder, Ready Jet Go!, Peg + Cat, Wild Kratts (celebrating its 100th episode this spring) and other favorites. Throughout the year we air shows that are educational and entertaining with PBS Kids theme weeks highlighting holidays, seasonal activities and rites of passage to help […]

Farmer Jason returns to the Belcourt Theatre March 7!

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

Farmer Jason is back for another great kids concert at the Belcourt Theatre Saturday, March 7! The fun starts at 10 a.m.; tickets are $9. Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers fame created his pastoral alter-ego to teach children about farm life and the wonders of nature. The character is based on his own […]

Visit Phillips Toy Mart to enter NPT’s Thomas the Train Coloring Contest and Giveaway

Posted by on September 2, 2014 at 2:30 am

  NPT is excited to partner with Phillips Toy Mart in a Thomas the Train Coloring Contest.  Any child between the age of 2 and 6 can be entered to win a Thomas and Friends gift basket (Pictured above) valued at more than $50. All you need to do is to stop by Phillips Toy […]

New PBS Kids and Daytime Schedule Starts September 1

Posted by on August 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Our PBS Kids schedule and Saturday and Sunday daytime schedules get a reworking on September 1. Among the changes are more back-to-back episodes of your favorite shows, and the introduction of Sesame Street Shorts, a new 1/2 hour version of the show. Here’s the complete lineup for weekdays and weekends. Weekday Daytime Schedule 5:00 am […]

New NPT Children`s Schedule

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

To better serve your children’s programming needs, we occasionally make some shifts in the PBS Kids schedule. This latest change, effective June 2, 2014,  stacks some of the most popular shows, so kids can get twice as much Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Curious George and Arthur. Enjoy! 6:00 a.m. Wild Kratts 6:30 Wild Kratts 7:00 […]

Win a Three-Pack of Farmer Jason Tickets at the Belcourt Theatre

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

Farmer Jason – everyone’s favorite Scorcher-turned-children’s entertainer and educator – is playing the Belcourt Theater on March 29 at 10am, and we’ve got two sets of three tickets to give away. All you have to do to be entered is tweet this phrase: “Hey! I’m an @npt8 buckaroo and want to see #FarmerJason @Belcourt.” Be […]

NPT Productions `ArtQuest` and `Looking Over Jordan` Grab 2014 Midsouth Emmy Awards

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

NPT Productions, ArtQuest: Art is All Around You and Looking Over Jordan: African Americans and the War, picked up Emmys on Saturday night when the Midsouth Regional Awards were announced at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You won for best Children’s Program, with statuettes going to producer and writer Linda Wei […]

PEG + CAT Highlights New Kids Lineup

Posted by on October 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

This week, we welcome a great new addition to our kid’s lineup. PEG + CAT is a new animated preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. The show marks the return of a dedicated show focused on arithmetic […]

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to NPT with `Thomas & Friends`

Posted by on December 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Re-Launched version of show to air weekdays at 12:30 p.m. We are proud to announce the return of Thomas the Tank Engine to our airways with the new re-launched CGI version of the show, “Thomas & Friends.”  Beginning January 7, the half-hour children’s program geared toward children ages 2-5 will air Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. […]