WATCH: It's Hard To Delay Gratification. Just Ask Cookie Monster

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Ask Cookie Monster about self-control? Sounds like the setup to a joke. But in recent years, Cookie has evolved. Watch as he demonstrates some of his favorite techniques.

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Nature Cat Composter

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What do you get when you combine carrot peelings, potato skins, apple cores, and time? Find out today!

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How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

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How to Succeed in College

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Jacqueline Woodson: What Is The Hidden Power Of Slow Reading?

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Novelist Jacqueline Woodson is a slow reader. Taking her time lets her savor each word brings her closer to each story, and it lets her pay respect to her ancestors who weren't allowed to read.

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Is Your Child Anxious? NPR Wants To Hear Your Story

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In kids, some worry is natural, but too much can hold them back. If you wonder about your child's anxiety, we want to hear from you.

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Thomas Curran: How Can We Teach Kids To Accept Imperfection?

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Many students feel unrelenting pressure to be ... perfect. Social psychologist Thomas Curran warns that striving for perfectionism isn't just im

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Fall Color Wheel from Nature Cat

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Fall leaves come in many shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown. Together with your child and Nature Cat, take a walk around your neighborhood to find fall colors and then draw what you find.

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Cat in the Hat Door Hanger

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Are you out on an adventure?

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series ELINOR WONDERS WHY, Premiering September 7, 2020

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ELINOR WONDERS WHY aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.

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Practice Math While Making Peg’s Perfect Pizza

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Baking with your child is a great way to introduce math concepts like counting, measuring and telling time. (From PBS Parents)

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Good Night, Sleep Tight: How To Help Young Children Cope With Nighttime Fears

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Nightime fears can be common in young children. Here are some ideas to help your little one.

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Build Self-Confidence With a Goal-Setting Activity

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Build Self-Confidence With a Goal-Setting Activity

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Letter Lunch Menu

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Learn about letters and prepare a scrumptious meal today!

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

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A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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South Dakota Public Schools Add 'In God We Trust' Signs To Walls

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When students return to class next month in South Dakota, they'll be greeted by the national motto prominently displayed on school walls.

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