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Featured Programs

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Smart Start: A KET Special Report

This KET special report examines the importance of a child’s early years of development.

Host Renee Shaw is joined by a panel of childhood development experts who discuss ways parents and caregivers can support children in their early years and how the Commonwealth and local communities can help address the state’s shortage of workers in the early childhood development field. The program also features stories from across Kentucky examining how organizations are using innovative programs to enrich early learning experiences for children. The program is funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Premieres on KET Monday, Feb. 19 • 9/8 pm
Stream at KET.org and the PBS App

Early Literacy: A KET Forum

After a decline in reading levels over the last decade, many Kentucky students are not proficient readers. Now Kentucky is joining other states to implement a new curriculum. In KET’s forum on early literacy, a panel of experts discusses the new approach.

  • Forum Panelists: Learn about the experts on the Early Literacy: A KET Forum panel.
  • Forum Resources: Delve into the references used for Early Literacy: A KET Forum.
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In the Spotlight

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New resources on Let’s Learn Kentucky

Have you checked out the Let’s Learn Kentucky website lately?

It is a kindergarten readiness resource hub for families and caregivers of young children. Let’s Learn Kentucky encourages families to read, talk, count, play, move and connect together. KET has added NEW resources to each “together” page under “What You Can Do”.  

2024 KET Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that the 2024 KET Young Writers Contest is open for submissions! We can’t wait to read your students’ work!

The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry and Graphic Novels.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2024.

There is no set theme, allowing your PreK – 12th-grade students to explore the depths of their interests and creativity. Rules, scoring rubrics, entry forms, past winners and more are all available on the contest website.


New Series

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Lyla in the Loop is a funny and engaging new animated series for kids ages 4-8 about Lyla Loops and her blue sidekick, Stu, who use creative and strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills to help their family, friends and community!

From building homemade carnival games to creating a new sandwich for the family restaurant, Lyla, Stu and the whole Loops crew tackle challenges with equal servings of humor and heart.


Watch Now

Bring learning to life whenever and wherever you’d like!

From Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Molly of Denali, your child’s PBS KIDS favorites are available to stream online, anytime.


PBS KIDS Family Night

Pop some popcorn and gather ’round!

PBS KIDS Family Night airs on KETKIDS every Friday evening for two hours starting at 7/6 pm. The Family Night block repeats on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the same time.


Get out(side)!

Creature adventures
The Wild Kratts gang encounters all sorts of fascinating animals in their natural habitats and learns about concepts such as adaptation, hibernation and extinction. Which wild things will be your favorites?

Become a backyard explorer
Nature Cat (a real backyard explorer extraordinaire) and his buddies inspire viewers to get outdoors and develop connections with the natural world.

Breaking big jobs into little ones
A trio of marsupial siblings who live with their grandmother in her treehouse looks for problems to solve in their Treeborhood. The trio tackles problems by putting their heads together to figure out a solution.


Resources for Parents and Caregivers

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What’s on KET for kids?
No matter the time of day, we provide safe, educational and entertaining programs for your children. Open up a world of possibilities for children with safe, fun and educational programs like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Wild Kratts and so many more.

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KET Parenting Newsletter
The games, activities and tips in this newsletter will help you keep kids ages 2-8 engaged.

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KET Everyday Learning
This KET-produced collection uses original animation and visual images to introduce the basic concepts of math, science, social studies, art and health to the youngest learners.

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Let’s Learn Kentucky
Developed and curated by KET, these resources help parents and caregivers navigate kids’ early years, from birth to when they start school – an important time in their development.

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Recursos en español
KET ofrece muchas actividades, consejos y recursos en español.

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Family Fun Club
When you become a KET member, you can enroll up to four children in Family Fun Club for benefits such as on-air birthday greetings and invitations to exclusive club events.

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Sesame Street Parents
Access Sesame Street videos, games, ebooks, apps, printables, merchandise, and more on this family-centered website powered by the Sesame Street Workshop.

PBS Parents
This trusted resource is filled with information on child development and learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to PBS KIDS with access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.


Apps and More

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