KAMU Kids Programming Updates

A New Schedule for PBS Kids

FEBRUARY 2024 UPDATE: Get in the loop! An awesome new PBS KIDS show, “Lyla in the Loop,” is coming to KAMU in February. That means lineup changes are coming to the daily children’s programming we offer on our main channel and our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.

We remain dedicated to offering fun, educational programs covering a broad age appeal and curriculum topics. All of your children’s favorite shows will still air on one or both of the channels — and remember, if you don’t have PBS KIDS through an antenna (channel 12.3) or Optimum (channel 18), a 24/7 livestream is available on PBSKIDS.org or the free PBS KIDS Video app on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, VIZIO SmartCast TV and Chromecast.

Plus, there are additional high-quality PBS KIDS programs available only for streaming through the app. Check out our list of additional resources at the end of this article for more details.

Parents, here’s a summary of the changes to expect:

  1. “Lyla in the Loop”
  2. KAMU Schedule Changes (12.1)
    1. Weekday Changes
    2. Weekend Changes
  3. PBS KIDS Schedule Changes (12.3)
    1. Weekday Changes
    2. Weekend Changes
  4. Additional Resources

Lyla in the Loop

New PBS KIDS show premieres on Feb. 5

Meet Lyla Loops, her close-knit family, her fantastical blue sidekick Stu and a host of relatable community characters in “Lyla in the Loop.” Lyla is a dynamic 7-year-old girl who lives in a big city, solving everyday mishaps, messes and mix-ups. She relies on creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills to design inventions and crazy contraptions — leading to a fair share of comedic disasters. And Stu — not quite an animal but not quite a robot — is always along for the ride.

“Lyla in the Loop” joins the KAMU lineup with episodes airing at 7 a.m. every day. It also joins the PBS KIDS lineup at 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

KAMU Schedule Changes (12.1)

Weekday Changes

the KAMU weekday PBS KIDS schedule with changes as written out below.

There aren’t a lot of changes to the KAMU weekday schedule, but we’ll break down the whole morning for you:

  • “Molly of Denali” remains at 6 a.m., kicking off the morning of kids programming.
  • “Alma’s Way” will still air at 6:30 a.m.
  • 7 a.m. is where new show “Lyla in the Loop” makes its debut.
  • That pushes “Wild Kratts” from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • The next eight shows remain at their previous times:
    • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” at 8 a.m.
    • “Rosie’s Rules” at 8:30 a.m.
    • Classic favorite “Sesame Street” at 9 a.m.
    • “Work It Out Wombats!” at 9:30 a.m.
    • “Donkey Hodie” at 10 a.m.
    • “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” at 10:30 a.m.
    • “Elinor Wonders Why” at 11 a.m.
    • “Nature Cat” at 11:30 a.m.
  • At noon, join kids’ favorite monkey for “Curious George,” which previously aired at 7:30 a.m.
  • Finally, “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” remains in its 12:30 p.m. timeslot, wrapping up the children’s programming block on our main channel.
  • At 1 p.m., flip to PBS KIDS (12.3 or Optimum 18) to keep the children’s programs coming.

You may have noticed one program not on that list. “Hero Elementary” previously aired at noon — it will now air only on our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel or streaming on-demand.

Weekend Changes

The KAMU weekend PBS KIDS schedule with changes as written out below.

There are not as many changes on weekends. Several shows are staying in their current timeslots. The weekend schedule will resemble the weekday schedule more closely than ever.

  • The first four shows remain the same:
    • “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” continues airing at 5 a.m.
    • “Arthur” at 5:30 a.m.
    • “Molly of Denali” at 6 a.m.
    • “Alma’s Way” at 6:30 a.m.
  • As on weekdays, new show “Lyla in the Loop” airs at 7 a.m.
  • “Wild Kratts” moves from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” moves up half an hour to 8 a.m.
  • “Rosie’s Rules” jumps an hour to 8:30 a.m.
  • “Sesame Street” remains at 9 a.m.
  • “Work It Out Wombats!” moves from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • “Donkey Hodie” stays at 10 a.m.
  • “Pinkalicious & Peteriffic” remains at 10:30 a.m., which wraps up the Saturday kids schedule.
  • The fun continues for one more hour on Sundays, now including “Curious George” at 11 a.m. and “Cyberchase” at 11:30 a.m.

The only program leaving our KAMU weekend schedule is “Dinosaur Train,” which previously aired at 11 a.m. on Sundays. However, it will continue to air on our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and streaming on-demand.

PBS Kids Schedule Changes (12.3)

Our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel is adjusting, too, with more series seeing back-to-back episodes. We continue to take ages into account with toddler and Pre-K focused content from 6 a.m.-12 p.m., and an after-school focus for older kids from 2-5 p.m.

Weekday Changes

The PBS KIDS weekday schedule with changes as written out below.

There’s a lot to look at here. First, here’s what’s different on weekdays:

  • “Clifford the Big Red Dog” still kicks off the day at 5 a.m.
  • “Dinosaur Train” moves from 6 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” moves from 6:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • PBS KIDS Shorts used to air on Friday evenings – now they’ll air every weekday at 6:30 a.m.
  • Here’s where the back-to-back plays begin. The “Sesame Street” double showing moves up half an hour to 7 and 7:30 a.m.
  • “Work It Out Wombats!” now plays at 8 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m., with another airing at 8:30 a.m.
  • The next three shows also have back-to-back airings, but they’re all moving up half an hour:
    • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” at 9 and 9:30 a.m.
    • “Curious George” at 10 and 10:30 a.m.
    • “Donkey Hodie” at 11 and 11:30 a.m.
  • We take a brief break from the double episodes with a single airing of “Elinor Wonders Why” at noon.
  • Back to the doubles with “Rosie’s Rules” at 12:30 and 1 p.m.
  • “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” rejoins the regular daytime lineup at 1:30 p.m.
  • “Alma’s Way” sees two episodes, now at 2 and 2:30 p.m.
  • New show “Lyla in the Loop” airs here — at 3 p.m.
  • We see a short run of single episodes next:
    • “Nature Cat” at 3:30 p.m.
    • “Arthur” at 4 p.m.
    • “Odd Squad” at 4:30 p.m.
  • The double play of “Wild Kratts” remains at 5 and 5:30 p.m., rounding out the daytime schedule.
  • That leads into the PBS KIDS evening schedule, which includes a second airing of “Lyla in the Loop” at 6 p.m., and later, “Molly of Denali,” “Hero Elementary,” “Cyberchase” and “Let’s Go Luna!”

Weekend Changes

The PBS KIDS weekend schedule with changes as written out below.

There’s more variety on the weekends, but a large chunk of the schedule will resemble the weekday schedule for the first time.

  • “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” remains at 5 a.m.
  • “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” moves up to 5:30 a.m. and airs again at 6 a.m.
  • The only airing of “Peg + Cat” stays at 6:30 a.m.
  • Here’s where the weekend schedule is identical to the weekday schedule:
    • “Sesame Street” at 7 and 7:30 a.m.
    • “Work It Out Wombats!” at 8 and 8:30 a.m.
    • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” at 9 and 9:30 a.m.
    • “Curious George” at 10 and 10:30 a.m.
    • “Donkey Hodie” at 11 and 11:30 a.m.
    • “Elinor Wonders Why” rejoins the weekend lineup at noon.
  • “Super WHY!” moves from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • “Rosie’s Rules” moves to a single airing: now at 1 p.m.
  • “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” moves back to 1:30 p.m.
  • “Alma’s Way” moves from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • “Molly of Denali” moves back to 2:30 p.m.
  • As on weekdays, “Lyla in the Loop” airs at 3 p.m.
  • The next four single airings are identical to weekdays:
    • “Nature Cat” at 3:30 p.m.
    • “Arthur” at 4 p.m.
    • “Odd Squad” at 4:30 p.m.
    • “Wild Kratts” at 5 p.m.
  • “Ready Jet Go!” moves down to 5:30 p.m.
  • Then, it’s PBS KIDS family night, moving from weekdays to weekends.

Additional Resources

One program will no longer air on either channel. “Sid the Science Kid” previously aired at 5:30 a.m. on weekends on PBS KIDS. It will now only be available to stream on-demand.

In addition to “Sid the Science Kid,” these four programs are always available to stream on-demand:

  • “WordWorld”
  • “Splash and Bubbles”
  • “Martha Speaks”
  • “WordGirl”

If your kids are missing episodes of these shows and more, pull up the PBS KIDS website on your computer, phone or tablet, or the PBS KIDS Video app on your iOS or Android devices or Kindle tablet. Your kids can watch episodes of their favorite shows on-demand. Plus, the PBS KIDS Video app even allows several shows to be downloaded for your convenience.

KAMU appreciates the loyal support and loves bringing fun, educational programming to children of all ages. This schedule update will remain available to view whenever you have questions. You can also visit our PBS KIDS schedule page if you’re looking for a specific program or a single day’s schedule.

Additionally, our Learning and Teaching page has lots of fun coloring pages you can print out for your kids. Plus, the PBS KIDS website has fun games for all ages. And parents, there’s a website for you, too, full of PBS KIDS resources to help your children grow, learn and thrive.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Mister Rogers

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