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January 2017



January 2017

PBS Kids Channel 24/7

Here’s a great gift to start the New Year. Starting January 16<sup>th</sup>LPB 2will begin airingPBS Kids programs around the clock. That will make any time learning time for your children. One thing will change, children’s programs will continue to air onLPB HDonly in the morning and from 3 to 5 p.m.Some adjustments will be made to LPB HD, LPB 2 and LPB 3 so we’d like to know what your favorite programs are. If you have program preferences, please let us know through thisshort questionnaire.You will still receive LPB 2 through your current provider or free over-the-air using a digital antenna. In the spring watch for the PBS Kids 24/7 channel to become available over the internet so your children can watch anytime, anywhere.

Splash and Bubbles

January 16<sup>th</sup>at9 a.m.is the premiere ofSplash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean, a one-hour movie. The Reeftown kids catch the currents and embark on an epic journey across the sea to help a friendly young turtle. Along the way, they learn that all creatures are interconnected and how even a small gesture can greatly affect the friends and neighbors who share the one big ocean they call home. The show repeats onJanuary 16<sup>th</sup>at 1 p.m.,January 20<sup>th</sup>at 9 a.m.and1 p.m.,January 21<sup>st</sup>at7 a.m.,andJanuary 22<sup>nd</sup>at7 a.m.

PBS Kids New Games

Your children will have fun developing eye-hand coordination by tossing the pebble withFinball Friends, the colorful fish from Splash and Bubbles. This new game can be found on theSplash and Bubbles website. It can also be found onPBS Kidswith other new games.Make a new power suit withWild Kratts Creature Powersuit Underwater Challenge, dig for fossils withHal’s Big Dig, deliver emergency supplies withFidgits to the Rescue, manage money inMega Mall with Peg + Cat,sing with Daniel TigerSpin and Sing, and build rocket ships withJet’s Rocket Ship Creator.


Join Odd Squad’s Agent Olympia, the host of the new digital seriesOddTube, as she video blogs about her work at Odd Squad, interviews other agents, reveals secrets about the Odd Squad site, and reacts to input from her viewers. Each video is about 1-3 minutes long and can be viewed onYouTube, PBS Kids Video App, PBS Kids Web Playerhttp://pbskids.org/video/, theOdd Squad website, and OTTstreaming devices like Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV.


New Plum Landing Content

Hold on to your field journals! Everyone’s favorite purple alien, Plum, and her five Earthling friends Clementine, Oliver, Cooper, Gabi, and Brad are embarking on a new adventure, exploring nature in the city! Twelve newPlum Landinganimations show Plum and friends investigating urban myths, mysteries, and strange phenomena in their wild city at thePlum Landing websiteas well as onYouTube, PBS Kids Video App, and PBS Kids Web Player.



Dreaded Meltdowns

The holidays may be over, but the potential for meltdowns isn’t. The prolonged fun, excitement, and activities of the holidays can be overwhelming for children…and adults. It can be hard for children to get back into their routines. Thesetipsmay help children avoid meltdowns and get back into theirroutines. If you have a toddler then thisparents’ survival guidemay be just what you need.


Just for you: Lots of Who-Done-Its

Looking for mystery and intrigue to watch over the holiday? LPB has it!

·In Australia, the coroner, trained in forensics and law, serves as advocate for the dead. Love-interests of the investigators add to the intrigue.The Coronerairs Mondays at 9 p.m. starting January 2<sup>nd</sup>.

·Dr. Blake returns to his home town in Australia after a 33 year absence to take over his later father’s practice as a general practice physician and police surgeon. Using rather unorthodox methods he solves who-done-its in theDr. Blake Mysteriesairing Thursdays at 9 p.m. on LPB HD.

·Miss Fisher Murder Mysteriesalso take place in Australia, Melbourne to be precise, and follow theadventures of a sharp-witted, glamorous female detective in the 1920s.

·Mr. & Mrs. Murderbelieve it or not is another Australian series. These comedic murder mysteries follow the adventures of a married couple who run an industrial cleaning business and find themselves cleaning up crimes in the process. Airs Saturdays 9 p.m. on LPB HD.

·It is not set in Australia, butFather Brownis an active sleuth in a quintessentially English community. The priest and amateur sleuth solves mysteries using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. Airs Thursday at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.

·Midsomer Murdersare the stories of a twosome, a veteran detective and his young sergeant, who investigate murders set in the English county of Midsomer. Airs Sunday evenings. Check theonline schedulefor specific times.

·Don’t forget the new season ofSherlockbegins on January 1<sup>st</sup>at 8 p.m.



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