As part of KLRU’s initiative to support young Austinites in their early learning endeavors, KLRU and PBS are launching new, free, localized children’s programming live stream services!
Watch KLRU’s Children’s Programming Anytime for Free
Starting Monday, January 16, 2017, Central Texas children will be able to watch their favorite PBS KIDS series–from Daniel Tiger to Ready Jet Go!–any time of the day (or night!) with free live stream services available on pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS Video App.
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Soon after launch, the live stream will also be available on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. The live stream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which will continue to be available for free on the PBS KIDS Video App and streaming via pbskids.org.
Free Educational Games to Offer Interactive Experience
Following its initial launch, the localized live stream experience will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience!
The live stream and games feature is grounded in research demonstrating that measurable gains in learning are achieved when children engage with PBS KIDS content on multiple platforms. The games will align with the learning goals of each TV series, deepening children’s involvement and supporting learning.
About PBS KIDS
In a recent survey, PBS KIDS led all networks in improving kids’ behavior, with 74% of parents saying their child exhibits more positive behavior after engaging with PBS KIDS. And years of research confirm that PBS KIDS media content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement.
A recent study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help narrow the math achievement gap for children from low-income families and better prepare them for kindergarten. Additionally, parents’ awareness of their children’s math learning increased significantly – as did their use of strategies to support their children’s learning.
PBS stations reach more kids aged 2-5, more moms with children under 6 years old and more children from low-income families than any other kids TV network. With its new 24/7 digital offerings, KLRU will build on this reach and impact.
KLRU’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage children and adults in the Greater Austin area and beyond by providing distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, and reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world.
KLRU will also be adding a 24/7 Kids broadcast channel in April – stay tuned for more details on that!
For more free learning resources and games for kids, visit KLRUkids.org.