Get Ready to Read with Detroit PBS Kids

Are you looking to expand your child’s learning after their favorite show is over? Detroit Public Television offers many resources to help prepare your children for reading success. And the best part? They’re tied to your child’s favorite PBS Kids shows – like Sesame Street, Molly of Denali, Super Why!, and more.

Sesame Street Literacy Resources

Sesame Street teaches early literacy to your little ones in fun and creative ways. You can rest assured your child is learning while they sing, dance, and play with Big Bird and the Sesame Street squad!

Molly of Denali Literacy Resources

Molly of Denali uses informational text to teach your child literacy skills. Your child is sure to learn while joining Molly and her friends on Alaskan Adventures!

Super Why! Literacy Resources

Super Why!

Super Why! turns your little ones into super readers! You can rest assured that your child is learning their alphabet, how to rhyme and spell – all while jumping into storybooks with their fairytale friends!

For Super Why! resources, visit

Word Girl Literacy Resources

WordGirl uses her superhero vocabulary to teach your little ones to read. You can rest assured your child is learning while fighting crime with their favorite superhero!

Word World Literacy Resources

Word World teaches children to solve problems by building words. You can rest assured that your child is learning while having fun with their favorite goofy group of animals!

Martha Speaks Literacy Resources

Martha Speaks focuses on helping your little ones expand and grow their vocabulary. You can rest assured that your child is learning while having fun with their favorite talking dog!

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Together with the Michigan Department of Education, REL Midwest found that about 61,000 teachers are certified to teach in the state but choose not to. Why?

In a new documentary, REL Midwest and Detroit Public Television explore why certified teachers in Michigan aren’t teaching and what can be done to bring them back into the classroom.

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