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February 2017



February 2017

PBS Kids is 24/7!

PBS Kids is now available 24/7 on LPB 2 (27.2) and through cable providers across the state.   LPB is broadcasting PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day and offering a digital livestream, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours.  The live stream of the 24/7 program is available through lpb.org and on the PBS Kids Video App for a variety of mobile devices and tablets.  


Embracing Black History

This month and beyond, spend time with your child celebrating the countless contributions of African Americans. We offer ideas for connecting kids with black history, celebrating black history all year long, and finding your family’s roots.


Books That Bring the Black Experience To Life

Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and stages. Let them acquaint your child with African American pioneers or contemporary themes.


History is Everywhere

Explore your own community or family history this month with a trip to a local historical site, museum or by interviewing a friend, neighbor or family member for your very own oral history project. To get you started, you can use this family history interview wizard from ARTHUR.  

Ask The Expert: How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Children tend to ask the most challenging questions at the most inconvenient times. Rather than trying to quiet your child, take these opportunities to help your child understand and respect differences and similarities among those in your community. Here are tips to spark your children’s curiosity about who they –and others—are in their world.


Valentine’s Day Crafts

From lollipop flowers to heart puzzles and baskets, we offer a wide array of easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day projects that you and your child can make for classmates and special friends.


Valentine’s Day in Your Family’s Kitchen

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with something yummy. PBS Food has some great ideas for everyone in the family.


Figuring Out Feelings

A child’s ability to process her feelings and manage relationships will have a large impact on her success in school - and in life. Find out how your child’s social and emotional skills may develop in a given year.


Presidents’ Day

Learn about Presidents’ Day (February 20<sup>th</sup>) by solving a Presidents’ Day Puzzle for Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3.


Mardi Gras  (February 28<sup>th</sup>)

Using paper plates or plastic jugs your children can make Mardi Gras masks for their own celebrations. Check out some fun masks your children can make.


Just For Kids: DINSOAUR TRAIN: What’s at the Center of the Earth?

In this one-hour special, premiering February 20<sup>th</sup> at 10 a.m., the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives its passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. Check local listings.


Just For You:

<li>MERCY STREET </li>
Allegiances blur and loyalties shift in the second season of MERCY STREET, airing Sundays through February 26. If you missed an episode, catch up on the PBS Video app or at pbs.org.


·       Victoria

The eight-part drama, Victoria, began on January 15<sup>th </sup>at 8 p.m.  Missed episodes are available for a limited time at http://www.pbs.org/video/.   The series follows Victoria’s 63 year reign, her passionate marriage, birth of nine children, and the challenge of being the Queen of United Kingdom and Ireland and the Empress of India.  Beautiful locations and costumes add to the enjoyment.


We hope you have the chance to enjoy some of these resources.

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