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Education | Kids

The Buffalo Toronto Public Media education and outreach team creates educational materials related to WNED PBS productions. These materials, which are free, include lesson plans, classroom posters and comprehensive program websites. Frequently we are out in the community, either in schools or partnering with organizations who share our vision to raise awareness about important issues or to provide support and materials where needed. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is also the coordinating station for PBS TeacherLine NY and promotes literacy through projects like the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest.


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Reading Rainbow Live

March 6 | Virtual Live Interactive Experience

Reading Rainbow Live

Your favorite childhood show is returning to entertain and educate a new generation of bookworms. Reading Rainbow Live is a fun, interactive experience that utilizes technology to invite viewers into the screen to connect with our cast of Rainbows and each other. Join us March 6 for our first-ever Reading Rainbow Live event. We'll be celebrating KID INVENTORS and reading BE A MAKER!

What is Reading Rainbow Live?

Reading Rainbow Live is a fun, engaging book event for kids inspired by the values of the original Reading Rainbow program: that through books we can go anywhere, and be anything. Celebrating the joy of reading with a focus on movement and music, each event consists of a 25-minute show with singing, dancing, field trips, and special guests, followed by a 25-minute Reading Rainbow Live After Show Experience, where those who have purchased an Interactive Ticket can hang out with the Rainbows, meet some of our special guests, and more! Our first interactive event will premiere on March 6th and will be available on demand on for the following 30 days.


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