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March 2017

Read about Great Women

March is Women’s History Month, and March 2<sup>nd</sup> is Read Across America Day.  Why not combine the two and find a book about a great woman from history?  PBS Parents has compiled a list of a few you and your kids might check out during your next trip to the library.

 

Music in School - Or at Home

This month the National Association for Music Education celebrates “Music In Our Schools Month,” which makes it a great time to reinforce activities going on at your child’s school or to encourage musical exploration in your own home. PBS KIDS has a whole host of games to encourage your young musician.

National "Pi" Day -- It's Amazing

Celebrate National Pi Day on March 14<sup>th</sup> with our math heroes, PEG + CAT by making and then portioning out equal shares of PEG + CAT'S Honey Cake with some of your friends.

 

Peg + Cat Math Foundation

Here are some resources to help you introduce your children, grades PreK to 2, to math concepts through the adventures of Peg + Cat.  Entertain young number crunchers as they strengthen important math skills. 

 

Just for Kids: All New SPLASH AND BUBBLES!

March 13<sup>th</sup> through the 17<sup>th</sup> at 9 a.m. tune in to some all new adventures with Splash, Bubbles and their Reeftown friends. You'll meet a host of new and exciting ocean creatures including a blobfish and a hammerhead shark as Flo leads the kids on a treasure hunt.

 

For Your Family: REEFTOWN RANGERS!

If you're interested in learning how you can help protect the ocean and marine environments, sign up to be Splash & Bubbles REEFTOWN RANGERS.  You’ll join our community of ocean friends and receive a newsletter with news and ideas to help you make a difference in your own community.

St. Patrick’s Day

Have you ever wondered why we American’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17<sup>th</sup>?  If you are looking for St. Patrick’s Day crafts they are available for the whole family.  Here are some suggestions of books about St. Patrick.  Your children may enjoy interactive word puzzles about St. Patrick, for K, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.  What celebration is complete without Corned Beef and Cabbage?

 

Spring Crafts

From handmade bird feeders and a DIY spring terrarium to windsocks, paper blossoms and more, there are many ways for your kids to get crafty this spring, with fun and learning guaranteed. Check out our spring crafts and spring flower color matching.

 

Just for You:

To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.  This one-night television event tells the true story of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, who faced a bleak future as a family of unmarried women. Unable to rely on their alcoholic brother or near-blind father to provide for them, they worked as governesses to privileged and often unruly children. This is the story of how — against all odds — their genius for writing romantic novels was recognized in a male-dominated, 19th-century world. See the program on Sunday, March 26th at 8:00 p.m.

 

This April, Call the Midwife returns to LPB.  It is 1962 and times are changing, from the shadow of infamous gangsters to the new welfare policies introduced by the government.  As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices – and fight battles – of their own. Tune in for the season premiere on Sunday, April 2<sup>nd</sup> at 7:00 p.m. You can refresh your memory of past seasons at the Call the Midwife website.

We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy some of these fun resources with your children!

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