Here for Each Other: Helping Families After an Emergency

In light of the terrible events that transpired in Newtown, CT, here are some materials to help you and your young child.

Talking to children about current news: http://to.pbs.org/UY5Uj7

Here’s a link to a few pointers from PBS Parents and Mister Rogers on talking to kids about news that may be scary:http://to.pbs.org/12pWyyO

Click the picture below to access Here for Each Other: Helping Families After an Emergency, to support families either directly impacted or others who are struggling to make sense of this tragedy.  As an additional resource, Sesame Workshop has posted Sesame Street Support PSAs. These discuss monitoring television viewing, managing stressful situations and identifying and coping with emotions. Most importantly for adults, though you may wish to remain glued to the television or Internet for breaking news, after a reasonable time you should step away!

Elmo and mother puppet holding hands

KLRU Holiday program schedule – Day at a time 2012

Perfect for posting next to your television!

NOVEMBER:
Wednesday, November. 21st
8 am — Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas
9 am & 2 pm — The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
3 pm – Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
5 pm – Martha’s Thanksgiving, Part 1-2

Thursday, November 22nd
8 am — Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas
9 am — The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
5 pm – Martha’s Thanksgiving, Part 1-2

Friday, November 23rd
6:30 am – Martha’s Thanksgiving, Part 1-2
8 am – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
9 am – Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Saturday, November 24th
6 am — Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas
8 am – Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery

Sunday, November 25th
6 am – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
8 am — Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas

DECEMBER:

Saturday, December 1st

9:30 am — Biscuit Brothers #102
10 am — Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows

Monday, December 3rd
8 am — Curious George’s #701 (repeats 2:30 pm) new season 7 episode
9 am — Shalom Sesame – Chanukah:  The Missing Menorah

Tuesday, December 4th
8 am — Curious George’s #702 new season 7 episode (repeats 2:30 pm)

Friday, December 5th
8 am — Curious George’s #703 (repeats 2:30 pm) new season 7 episode
12 noon — Shalom Sesame – Chanukah:  The Missing Menorah

Friday, December 7th
9:30 amDinosaur Train #117 Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers

Monday, December 10th
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train #221 premieres

Tuesday, December 11th
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train #222 premieres

Wednesday, December 12th
9 am — Super Why! #138 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train #223 premieres
12 noon — Clifford’s Puppy Days

Thursday, December 13th
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train #224 premieres

Friday, December 14th
9 am — Super Why! #159 The Nutcracker
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train#212 Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights
11:30 am — Barney & Friends#1119Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa

Saturday, December 15th
9 am — Clifford’s Really Big Movie TV debut

Sunday, December 16th
10 pm — Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn

Monday, December 17th
11 am -– Wordworld #125 The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog

Tuesday, December 18th
9:30 am —Dinosaur Train #117 Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers
10:30 am — Sid the Science Kid #133 Sid’s Holiday Adventure

Wednesday, December 19th
3:30 pm – Wordgirl #219 Oh, Holiday Cheese
7 pm — Nature “Christmas at Yellowstone”

Thursday, December 20th
9 am — Super Why! #159 The Nutcracker
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train#212 Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights
9 pm — Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn
10 pm — National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012

Friday, December 21st
9 am — Super Why! #138 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
11 am — Wordworld#125 The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog

Saturday, December 22nd
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train#212 Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights
2 pmChristmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn

Sunday, December 23rd
2 pm — National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012
3 pm — Curious George:  A Very Monkey Christmas
5 pm — The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
10 pm — Christmas at Luther:  Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Monday, December 24th
9 am — Super Why! #138 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
9:30 am Dinosaur Train #117Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers
3:30 pm – Wordgirl #219 Oh, Holiday Cheese
8 pm — Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn
9 pm — Christmas at Belmont
10 pm — Christmas at St. Olaf:  Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing

Tuesday, December 25th
9 am — Super Why! #159 The Nutcracker
9:30 am — Dinosaur Train#212 Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights
10:30 am — Sid the Science Kid #133 Sid’s Holiday Adventure
11 am — Wordworld#125 The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog
11:30 am — Barney & Friends#1119Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa
3:30 pm – Wordgirl #219 Oh, Holiday Cheese

Wednesday, December 26th
9 am — Super Why! #121 The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Saturday, December 29th
9 am — Super Why! #121 The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Monday, December 31st
3:30 pm – Wordgirl #510 Hello New Year, Goodbye Moon

Happy Holidays on KLRU

KLRU has numerous specials for the family to enjoy together this holiday season. The day-by-day schedule is available here and below we have more detailed descriptions of each program.

KLRU kicks off the holiday season with a Christmas special marathon the day before Thanksgiving, anchored by the new The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas. This one-hour, family-friendly special is filled with singable songs and a story about helping a lost reindeer get home before Christmas.  Along the way, we learn that a variety of animals – from African elephants to bottlenose dolphins – have amazing abilities that allow them to make lengthy journeys together.  The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About Christmas airs November 21 at 9 am and 2 pm; November 22 at 9 am; November 23 at 8 am,  November 25 at 6 am and December 23rd at 5:00 pm.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas airs November 21 at 8 am; November 22 at 8 am; November 24 at 6 am, November 25 at 8 am and December 23rd at 4:00 pm.

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas airs November 21 at 3 pm and November 23 at 9 am.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Martha Speaks and Wild Kratts on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 22
Daniel celebrates a day to say “Thank You.”  When Martha learns that Helen’s extended family is coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings.  And the Kratt brothers defend the honor of the wild turkey.

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 am
This one-hour animation special features a new Thomas adventure.  When trouble strikes at the Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas is sent to help his Narrow Gauge engine friends.  While shunting and hauling, he discovers a little green engine hiding in the tunnels. Thomas is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery but discovering the truth is harder than he imagined!  Will Thomas be able to help his new friend?  Or will the little engine be sent away from Sodor forever?  Find out in Thomas’ most mysterious adventure yet, a movie the whole family will love!

Biscuit Brothers airs Saturday, December 1st at 9:30 am.
Hanukkah (Chanukah,) Kwanzaa, Hispanic tradition, birthdays and other holidays and celebrations are explored after Tiny Scarecrow accidentally releases all the holiday melodies from Melody Garden. This song filled special shows how a “holiday” can be a good time to learn about other cultures and traditions and a great time to share your culture and traditions with others.

Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows airs Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am.
Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows features classic clips from beloved singer and television personality Andy Williams’ Christmas specials. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams’ solos on “Silent Night” and “Ave Maria,” as well as ensemles with his brothers on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and with the Osmonds on “Silver Bells.” Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the clips.

Curious George’s seventh season premieres with three new episodes, December 3-5.

Shalom Sesame – Chanukah: The Missing Menorah airs December 3rd at 9 am and December 5th at noon.
It’s time to celebrate Chanukah in Israel. Grover is bringing the latkes, and all is well until Anneliese gets caught in a game of tag with a chicken and loses her special menorah — right before sunset! Can her friends find the missing menorah in time?

Dinosaur Train premieres four new episodes, December 10-13.

Clifford’s Puppy Days airs Wednesday, December 12th at noon
The kittens accidentally break the Menorah. Their “sticky” attempts to fix it result in a special, if unusual, Menorah that becomes part of their annual celebration.  Zo can’t resist sneaking in and opening all eight of his presents on the first night of Hanukah. He soon realizes that he’s spoiled his own fun by taking the surprise out of each night. Flo comes to the rescue by allowing him to share in her new gifts.

Clifford’s Really Big Movie will make its broadcast TV debut on December 15 at 9:00 am. Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and helps win a lifetime supply of his favorite Tummy Yummies.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn airs Sunday, December 16th at 10 pm; Thursday, December 20th at 9 pm; Sunday, December 23rd at 2 pm and Monday, December 24th at 8 pm.

Emmy and golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas special featuring some of the season’s best-loved songs.

Nature “Christmas at Yellowstone” airs Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00 pm.
As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year. NATURE journeys in the footsteps of the men who first explored the park, and travels with their modern-day counterpart on his own journey of discovery. From the unique crystals of individual snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley, this is a Christmas like no other.

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 airs Thursday, December 20th at 10 pm and Sunday, Decebmer 23rd at 2 pm.
Celebrating its 90th year, the lighting of the National Christmas Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped at President’s Park in Washington, D.C., the 60-minute special will feature performances and readings by top musical artists and actors. The evening’s festivities will be capped off by the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree by a very special guest!

Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy airs Sunday, December 23rd at 10 pm.
This program celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah Iowa. Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season as Luther College’s internationally-acclaimed musicians mark 32 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music with their annual Christmas concert.

Christmas at Belmont airs Monday, December 24th at 9:00 pm.
Christmas at Belmont is an annual Belmont University tradition celebrating the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university’s School of Music. The concert features a collage of familiar carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. More than 400 student voices join with School of Music faculty to present the annual holiday production.

Christmas at St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing airs Monday, December 24th at 10:00 pm.
This production of one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed annual musical celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the annual Christmas Festival from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring St. Olaf’s renowned choirs and orchestra, the program’s rich blending of compositions will highlight selections from previous Christmas Festivals, including excerpts from R.V. Williams Hodie. Additionally, this centennial performance will debut newly commissioned works by American composers Andre J. Thomas and David N. Childs.

Wordgirl New Year’s episode premieres  December 31

Martha’s Thanksgiving + others

Martha's ThanksgivingOn Monday, November 19, 2012, Martha Speaks premieres a brand-new, two-part episode “Martha’s Thanksgiving.” The special Thanksgiving episode will air all week long at 5 p.m. on KLRU!

Martha learns that Helen’s extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving and decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha’s mother? In search for her mom, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason they were separated. Can Martha and her friends solve the mystery and find her mom in time for the family reunion? Tune-in all Thanksgiving as this special episode will be airing all week long.

Additional Thanksgiving programming:

DANIEL TIGER NEIGHBORHOOD #114
Thank you, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You
Daniel Tiger takes a day to thank those around him.
Monday, November 2o, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 5:30 a.m.

WILD KRATTS #205
Happy Turkey Day
Monday, November 19, 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, 4 p.m.

SID the Science Kid "Living Things Week"

This week, November 12-16th,  SID THE SCIENCE KID series focuses on “Living Things.”

sid the science kidSID’S PET PROJECT
Monday & Friday, November 12 & 16, 10:30-11 a.m.
Sid is very excited because he’s going to babysit Grandma’s dog Philbert for the weekend. This is a great way for Sid to show his parents that he’s ready to take care of his own puppy. But there’s only one problem…how exactly do you take care of a pet? Sid heads to school to investigate more, and is delighted to see the special guest. It’s Gabriela’s Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She brought the class their very own pet…a praying mantis! And now the kids have to learn how to take care of it. That means investigating what the praying mantis needs to eat, drink, and what kind of home it needs. As Sid quickly discovers, taking care of a pet is a big responsibility!

SLEEP? WHO NEEDS IT?!
Tuesday, November 13, 10:30-11 a.m.

Sid is ready to stay up all night so he and his stuffed animals can pretend to fly into space on a rocket ship! When his Mom insists that he can’t stay up, Sid ventures to school to investigate more. He and friends explore how the body needs sleep to properly function, and most important, we need sleep to grow and stay healthy! Understanding that sometimes we feel too excited to sleep (like before an adventure into space), Susie presents a special Super Fab Lab where the kids practice calming down, and preparing their bodies for sleep. Susie lowers the lights, turns off all the sounds in the room, and teaches the kids how to breathe slowly to relax…and sleep!

SEED, THE SCIENCE KID
Wednesday, November 14, 10:30-11 a.m.

At breakfast, Sid discovers seeds in his apple, and decides that seeds really get in the way when you’re trying to eat the apple! This leads Sid to investigate seeds with his friends at the Science Center, where they learn that many living things grow in life cycles. And while many fruits start out as seeds, many animals start out as eggs. The kids investigate frog eggs, butterfly eggs, and chicken eggs, and then see the fully-grown animals they grow into. The kids are elated and empowered with their newfound knowledge about life cycles, and can’t wait to get back to school so they can plant Sid’s apple seed and watch it slowly grow into an apple tree.

THE REASON SID’S SNEEZIN’
Thursday, November 15, 10:30-11 a.m.

Sid wakes up and can’t stop sneezing. He makes his way into the kitchen where he finds his Dad in the middle of a similar sneeze attack. Sid soon discovers that just like his Dad, he might be allergic to pollen! This leads Sid on a mission to learn more about allergies. Mom can think of someone who knows a lot about allergies… Grandma-she’s a nurse! At school, Grandma helps the kids discover that sometimes our bodies can react strongly to something we touch, smell, or eat, so our bodies try to fight it off-and that’s an allergy. Gerald tells everyone that he has a food allergy–he can’t eat strawberries. Wanting to help their friend, Sid, May, and Gabriela decide to make their class a Strawberry-Free-Zone! Gerald is touched, and Susie suggests a special Super Fab Lab survey to discover if other people they know also have allergies.

Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm

Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm
Sunday, November 11, 7-8 a.m.

A Hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.

Additional Resources can be found at www.sesamestreet.org/hurricane.

KLRU at Texas Book Festival 10/27, 10/28

KLRU will be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend, October 27 and 28th, with a special guest …  Clifford The Big Red Dog! Bring your camera and get your photo with Clifford and experience the rich resources of PBS KIDS by playing games on our ipad stations.

KLRU will be in a tent near the Children’s area from 2-3 pm on Saturday and from 12:30 – 1:30 pm Sunday.

We’ll also have standup images of Big Bird, Elmo and Thomas the Tank for additional photo opportunities.

Halloween Programs for Kids!

 

PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! will celebrate Halloween with multiple themed episodes October 29-31, 2012. A premiere WILD KRATTS episode about spiders is among the highlights, with themed episodes from ARTHUR, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, SUPER WHY!, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID and more.

sid the science kid halloweenMonday, October 29th
8:30am — THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT “Trick or Treat
9am — SUPER WHY! “The Ghost Who was Afraid of Halloween
2pm — THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT “Trick or Treat
3pm — ARTHUR “What Scared Sue Ellen?
3:30pm — WORDGIRL “Scary with a Side of Butter
4pm — WILD KRATTS “Masked Bandits

Tuesday, October 30
6:30am — MARTHA SPEAKS “Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird
8am — CURIOUS GEORGE “Scaredy Dog/Say Goodnight, George
9:30am — DINOSAUR TRAIN “Night Train
11:30am — BARNEY & FRIENDS “Sweeter Than Candy”
2:30pm — CURIOUS GEORGE “Scaredy Dog/Say Goodnight, George
3pm — ARTHUR “Fernkenstein’s Monster
4pm — WILD KRATTS “A Bat in the Brownies
5pm  – MARTHA SPEAKS “Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird

Wednesday, October 31st — HALLOWEEN
6:30am — MARTHA SPEAKS “TD’s Magic/Scaredy Cat
8am — CURIOUS GEORGE “The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night
8:30am — THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT “Aye, Aye!/Trick or Treat
9am — SUPER WHY!  ”The Ghost Who was Afraid of Halloween
9:30am — DINOSAUR TRAIN “Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch
10:30am — SID THE SCIENCE KID “Halloween Spooky Science Special
11am — WORD WORLD “Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep’s Halloween Costume
11:30am — BARNEY & FRIENDS  ”Guess Who and Sweet Treats
noon — ANGELINA BALLERINA: NEXT STEPS “Angelina’s Trick or Treat Feat
1:30pm — CYBERCHASE “Trick or Treat
2pm — THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT “Aye, Aye!/Trick or Treat
2:30pm — CURIOUS GEORGE “The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night
3pm — ARTHUR “Hic or Treat” 3:30pm — WORDGIRL “Tobey’s Tricks and Treats
4pm — WILD KRATTS “Secrets of the Spider’s Web
4:30pm — ELECTRIC COMPANY “Spooky Summer Soiree
5pm — MARTHA SPEAKS “TD’s Magic/Scaredy Cat

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