WXXI Kids - Specials

WXXI Kids specials that are sure to be a hit for our young viewers. For online fun, visit wxxi.org/kids and WXXI Education. Join us on Facebook at: WXXI Kids 

Coming Up

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:00am
WXXI Kids 24/7 is TV channel and livestream dedicated to PBS KIDS programming when and where you want it.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:55pm
Missing a few days of schools a month, even in PreK-3rd grade, can hurt a child's math and reading skills and even their chance of graduating from school. Here are some resources for keeping kids on track. (Available in multiple languages.)
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join Odd Squad for all new episodes the week of March 20 on WXXI Kids 24/7.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:55pm
Wondering what to do with your child today? Whether you’re at home, at school, or out running errands, use the Learning Activity Calendar to find fun, simple ways to make reading a part of your everyday life.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017, the new WXXI Kids 24/7 channel will debut “PBS KIDS Family Night,” weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7 to 9 pm, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings. WXXI Kids 24/7 begins Family Movie Night: with Odd Squad: The Movie


WXXI is here with resources for developing strategies to discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to use discussion prompts, media, songs, books and activities to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Newshour Extra to assist you.


Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Join WXXI Kids for a perfectly pup-tastic party! 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
Splash and Bubbles has NEW episodes premiering March 13-17, 2017 as our Reeftown residents explore the ocean to meet new friends including a blobfish, a decorator crab, and a hammerhead shark - and discover a sunken ship!
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Splash and Bubbles has NEW episodes premiering March 13-17, 2017 as our Reeftown residents explore the ocean to meet new friends including a blobfish, a decorator crab, and a hammerhead shark - and discover a sunken ship!
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Join Dinosaur Train as they dig deep in this adventure to the center of the earth. 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Buddy meets Dennis Deinocheirus – a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does!
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30am
Prunella and Marina's first sleepover ends abruptly when Prunella insists on helping Marina, who is blind, with everything.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
SPLASH AND BUBBLES, a brand new PBS KIDS series, explores the ocean habitats through the eyes of Splash, Bubbles and their marine life friends.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:00am
WXXI is pleased to bring its youngest viewers the new series from PBS KIDS – Splash and Bubbles
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Wild Kratts Special: Creatures of the Deep Sea, a brand new movie adventure before the premiere of Splash and Bubbles
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:00am
WXXI and Elmo are pleased to be a part of the annual Rochester Children's Book Festival.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD-OUT. Calling all Buddy the Dinosaur Fans! Come explore the outdoors with your favorite Nature Tracker—Buddy the Dinosaur from PBS KIDS Dinosaur Train!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:45pm
What to bring for Thanksgiving? How about the StoryCorps App! Make history with us! Youth interview an elder, family member or mentor for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Hang onto your hats, Halloween is almost here!
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Homework Hotline is back! 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Everyone's favorite blue engine is coming to Frontier Field for a Red Wings game!
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
READY JET GO! is a new PBS KIDS earth science and astronomy series for children ages 3-8.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Season 2 cast teams up with the Season 1 cast to stop Weird Team and save the world from destruction in this Odd Squad movie event!
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00am
WXXI is proud to be part of the Back to School Education & Enrichment Fair at Eastview Mall.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:00am
Celebrate Summer Learning with WXXI Kids, and Central Library! Come play at Exploration Stations in the Children’s Center of the Central Library. Do fun hands-on activities and keep the learning going all summer long!
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Parents, if your children are bored now that school is out for the summer, send them to Camp Create!
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