Winning entries from 2020 PBS Kids Writers Contest charm readers with original tales and creative drawings

“It is so amazing to read the stories that the children create and very rewarding to acknowledge their hard work.”

Sharpen your pencils and gather your markers! It’s time for PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Over the past 11 years, the contest has received more than 12,000 story entries.

Bright by Text, in partnership with WQED, offers kid-focused tips, games and guidance via text

“We want parents to have the best research-based information right at their fingertips.”

Check out these winning stories from the 2019 WQED Kids Writers Contest

Read these winning stories with your kids as a jumping point for their own storytelling. Warning: Giggling – and big ideas – may occur.

How can libraries keep up? With local tech partners, via WQED’s Inquire Within

“We open up the catalog of resources and say, ‘You tell us what will work best in your space.’ ”

Be My Neighbor Day recruits and celebrates family volunteers

Kids might enjoy washing a firetruck, cleaning a playground, playing games with seniors or making greeting cards.

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Meet Will Tolliver, PBS Kids Early Learning Champion, who leads by example

“I just try to spread love, kindness, empathy and acceptance because kids are watching us.”

Wash & Learn

Wash & Learn’s pop-up library spins suds and stories

“The goal of this really is to avoid the summer slump. And help parents realize that learning can happen in everyday spaces.”

Read me a story? Write me a story! 2018 PBS KIDS Writers Contest winners

Read the winning stories with your kids as a jumping point for their own storytelling. Warning: Giggling – and big ideas – may occur.

A little help? Be My Neighbor Day recruits family volunteers

Kids might enjoy washing a firetruck, cleaning a playground, playing games with seniors or making greeting cards.

10 ways to celebrate Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary

“ ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ was a show that touched people on a very personal level, granting children permission to feel feelings.”

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Up all night with ‘Daniel Tiger’: WQED PBS KIDS launches new 24/7 TV channel

On Jan. 16, WQED and PBS KIDS will launch a new TV channel to broadcast children’s programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. About six months later, a gaming component will be added.

Want to know how brain research could change education? Check out this NOVA documentary

The film profiles neuroscientists, psychologists and educators to show how new research on child brain development is key to understanding how to engage and inspire young minds.

Woolslair Mosaic builds “a mosaic of community” as it teaches kids valuable skills

The Woolslair Mosaic project teaches kids STEAM skills through a collaboration with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

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Learning deeper through the Energy Innovation Center’s Design Challenge

Local high-school students tackle a design challenge at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District, one of many innovative projects to remake learning in Pittsburgh.

Witness a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, past and present

Vintage photos bring the early days of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to life, while families of volunteers prep for Be My Neighbor Day on March 19th.

New PBS program blasts off Monday from Carnegie Science Center

PBS Kids hosts the national premiere of Ready Jet Go! on Sunday at the Carnegie Science Center in partnership with WQED.

Check out the winners of the 2015 WQED Kids Writers Contest

Four Pittsburgh-area students were chosen as first place winners in the WQED Kids Writers Contest. See their original stories here.