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PBS KIDSpiration: January 2018

Got kids? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite programs and ideas for family fun happening this January.

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! It’s that time on the calendar when we reflect, reset and recharge our lives. From ideas to help navigate the stir-crazies to  kid-friendly comforts in the kitchen, we’ve got your KIDSpiration! 


Starting Jan. 1, look for a few changes to your PBS KIDS lineup. We’re saying goodbye to Thomas & Friends and making room for more great educational programs.This month, check out Odd Squad: World Turned Odd and a sneak peek of new series Pinkalicous & Peterrific. Don’t forget, you can stream KCTS 9 PBS KIDS 24/7 online anytime, watch on the PBS KIDS Video App or PBS KIDS YouTube channel. See the full schedule for what’s playing on KCTS 9 and PBS KIDS 24/7. Questions? Contact us at


Morning glory muffins

Moist and delicious morning glory muffins — packed with goodness — are perfect for brunch, tea, snacks, or an on-the-run breakfast.


Check out local museums — for free!

Too cold outside to play? Your library card is your ticket to explore museums — for free. Learn more at King County Library System and Seattle Public Library.  

Learn about civil rights and MLK Jr. Day

Teach the kids about the life and civil rights work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other activists with Books for MLK, Jr. Day (PBS Parents) and Children’s Books about Activists and Community Leaders (Seattle Public Library).


Daniel Tiger’s Storybooks App

Read, play and learn with a collection of favorite interactive stories from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Available in English and Spanish, the app includes five mini games and talking tips for parents.  Available on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store for $2.99

Make the most of screen time with educational games. Find them on and the PBS KIDS Games App

Just for parents

On air: Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece

Premieres Sunday, Jan. 14, at 9:00 p.m.

Online: Winter blues? 

Cozy up to the Danish key to winter happiness — hygge

On the go: This Podcast Has Fleas

Take your family entertainment on the road with this podcast from the creative minds behind Odd Squad.

For laughs
Fan art from The Awkward Yeti.



Shaylan Frazee-McClellan

Shaylan has worked in public media for over a decade. She finds joy in exploring the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of her two small children. She has a passion for children's media, cooking, photography and writing about her adventures. Follow her on Twitter @shaylanfrazee. More stories by Shaylan Frazee-McClellan