KLRU Kids at Explore UT 3/5

KLRU is opening up our studios on Saturday, March 5, from 11 am to 4 pm for children and their parents to explore their public television station. As part of Explore UT, KLRU will let the community see television equipment at work throughout the day and feature storytime with PBS KIDS host Miss Rosa at 11 am and 2 pm.

New KLRU Kids Lineup Starts Sept. 1

Starting on Wednesday, September 1, KLRU Kids daily lineup will change. In addition to some shows changing time slots, we’re adding an extra show on Saturday mornings making kids shows go from 5 to 10 a.m. And we’re very excited to be bringing you a brand new series from PBS called The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That.

Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat guides friends Sally and Nick – with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2 – on fun-filled adventures where they make natural-science discoveries, from how bees make honey to why owls sleep during the day. The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That will join the line up on Labor Day, Sept. 6.

Unfortunately we are also loosing one KLRU Kid favorite from the lineup. Since its premiere in 1999, Dragon Tales has helped build children’s social emotional skills, as well as supporting a music and cultural diversity curriculum. Production of new episodes concluded in the third season, in 2005. As broadcast and web rights are set to expire, PBS will no longer be able to show episodes of Dragon Tales or serve web video and game content after August 2010.

Here is the new KLRU Kids Lineup:

  • 5 Sesame Street (Sun) Mister Rogers (Sat)
  • 5:30 Bob the Builder (Sat)
  • 6 Curious George (Sun) Thomas and Friends (Sat)
  • 6:30 Cat in the Hat (Sun and Sat starts 9/4) Word World (Mon to Fri)
  • 7 Sesame Street
  • 8 Curious George
  • 8:30 Cat in the Hat (starts 9/6)
  • 9 Super Why (Mon to Sat)
  • 9:30 Dinosaur Train (Mon to Fri) Biscuit Brothers (Sat)
  • 10 Sid the Science Kid (Mon to Fri)
  • 10:30 Word World (Mon to Fri)
  • 11 Clifford (Mon to Fri), Mama Mirabella (Mon ending 8/30)
  • 11:30 Barney & Friends (Mon to Fri) Dragon Tales (Mon to Fri ending 8/27 see note above for more details)
  • noon Thomas and Friends (Mon) Bob the Builder (Tue) Angelina Ballerina (Wed) Franny’s Feet (Thur) Mister Rogers (Fri)
  • 12:30 Between the Lions (Mon to Fri)
  • 1 A Place of Our Own (Mon to Fri)
  • 1:30 Los Niños En Su Casa (Mon to Fri)
  • 2 Maya & Miguel (Mon to Fri)
  • 2:30 Martha Speaks (Mon to Fri)
  • 3 Arthur (Mon to Fri)
  • 3:30 Word Girl (Mon to Fri) Saddle Club (Fri until 9/17)
  • 4 Electric Company (Mon to Fri)
  • 4:30 Fetch (Mon to Fri) SciGirls (Tue, Thur ending 8/31)
  • 5 Dragonfly TV (Mon) Cyberchase (Tue to Thur) Biz Kid$ (Fri)

WordGirl's Season Premiere

Word Girl and her sidekick HuggyA STUPENDOUS new season of WordGirl kicks off with the back-to-school special episode “Bummertime/The Home Run King,” premiering Monday, August 23rd at 3:30pm on KLRU.
(repeats: Tuesday, September 7 at 3:30pm)

Becky just wants to read a book on the last day of summer but Tobey and his latest robot creation are AGGRAVATING her. Can WordGirl figure out how to stop crime and PROLONG her last day of vacation?

Then, when TJ foils a crime during his baseball game with an EXTRAORDINARY home run, he becomes “the Home Run King,” the city’s latest superhero. FORTUNATELY, WordGirl steps in to save the day when he gets in over his head fighting real crimes.

Six new episodes will broadcast throughout the fall beginning September 13th.

Dinosaur Train Under the Sea

Dinosaur Train Under the SeaClimb aboard for a 1-hour Underwater Adventure special!

Premieres Friday, August 20th,  9:30-10:30am

Climb aboard as Buddy and the entire Pteranodon family board the DINOSAUR TRAIN to embark on their first underwater adventure in the new one-hour special “Dinosaur Train Under the Sea,” airing Friday, August 20 on KLRU. The Pteranodon family learns about new aquatic creatures when they ride the train through a glass-encased time tunnel that dives down under the sea to explore the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic oceans. The train also features the new Aquacar, and open car filled with sea water for carrying their new friends.

Meet Our New Underwater Friends!

Elmer Elasmosaurus: The Dinosaur Train’s new Aquacar gets its first passenger when the Pteranodon family helps transport Elmer back to his home in the ocean.  This long-necked, giant marine reptile is a deep-sea diver with a special talent for holding his breath.

Carla Cretoxyrhina: On their underwater excursion, the Pteranodon family meets up with a young shark named Carla Cretoxyrhina, who turns out to be much nicer than her reputation suggests.

The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers: Buddy and his family continue their underwater adventure by traveling deep underwater on the Dinosaur Train to view two backwards-bounding brothers named Max and Mitch Michelinoceras.

Paulie Pliosaurus: The Pteranodon family wrap up  their  Dinosaur Train underwater exploration with a visit to a marine reptile called  Paulie Pliosaurus, a creature known as the “T. rex of the Ocean.”

There’s great reproducible activity sheet for children and a step-by-step instruction sheet for parents and caregivers on conducting a watery science learning activity with kids. Dinosaur Train colorful hypothesis

KLRU and Clifford at the Dell Children's Hospital 6/26

Join KLRU and Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Dell Children’s Hospital 3rd Birthday on Saturday, June 26th. KLRU is one of many Central Texas organizations helping celebrate the big day with arts & crafts, games, a Starflight helicopter liftoff and, of course, birthday cake. The event begins at 10 a.m.n, with a special performance from Sarah Hickman at noon.

Dell Children’s 3rd Birthday
Saturday, June 26th
10am – 2pm
Dell Children’s Medical Center (directions)
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Healing Garden, west side of hospital

Cyberchase Summer Challenge

CYBERCHASE Summer Challenge 2010 Hacker's Challenge The Cyberchase Summer Challenge premieres on June 29, featuring eight straight weeks of new and encore episodes, new interactive content and new outreach initiatives to help kids overcome the summer slump in math and gear up for the new school year. Tune in every Tuesday at 4pm.

Summer is a time when children are at risk for losing gains in math learning if not offered educationally sustaining activities — and the risk is greater for losing math skills than reading skills.  The Summer Challenge will provide eight weeks of fun and free resources to strengthen kids’ involvement with math and problem solving all summer long.


  • An all-new gaming component will reveal new challenges every week to keep kids actively engaged at home.
  • Storytelling features will motivate kids to share their Summer Challenge experiences with others.
  • The PBS KIDS GO! video player will feature Summer Challenge video clips and full episodes.
  • Eight new printable activities for teachers, parents and kids will deliver fun, STEM-based challenges for real world application.
  • Teachers and parents can also access free, downloadable video clips and episodes to support their Summer Challenge activities.
  • Additional printable activities for kids will offer extra summer fun.