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Lemonade Day Louisiana is May 6, 2017!

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Lemonade Day is a great opportunity for children that gives them a strategic lesson-based program and walks them from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community. For activities and resources go to Lemonade Day Louisiana!


Make Mom’s Day!

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Get ready for Mother’s Day and enjoy some quality family time when you whip up something special for mom using recipes from PBS Food. You’ll find dozens of ideas including delicious brunch recipes, a “flower” lunch and a few eye-catching spring desserts. LPB would like to wish all the moms a wonderful Happy Mother's Day!


Don’t Forget the Gift: Mother’s Day Crafts

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Nothing says, “I love you, Mom!” quite like a homemade gift. Check out our Mother’s Day crafts for meaningful gift ideas and expressions of love for the moms, grandmoms and mother figures in your children’s lives. Learn more.


Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

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Mothers, and the families they nurture, fill our fun and touching selection of recommended books for kids ages 0-9. From the classic Are You My Mother? to the fun My Monster Mama Loves Me So, we offer stories about the special connection between a mother and her child. Get the list.


Looking Ahead: Fun Summer Ideas

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Happy Memorial Day! In honor of the holiday that marks (in the US, anyway) the start of summer, we know you will soon be looking for low-cost activities to keep kids busy this summer. Playing in the sprinkler, climbing trees and catching lightning bugs don’t cost a thing and they make for happy childhood memories. Check out some fun summer craft ideas and start dreaming about making the most of the lazy days of summer.


Recipe: Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

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Celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer with this simple recipe for patriotic pretzels. Your kids will love making their own and decorating them with sprinkles. Get the recipe.


Military Families in Transition

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As May marks both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, Sesame Workshop salutes America’s military families, offering special resources and programming designed to help make the transition to a “new normal” as healthy as possible. Learn more.


Just for Kids: DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Tiger Family Trip and Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday!

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It’s a whole new adventure for Daniel and his family when the Tiger Family goes on a road trip to visit Grandpere! Get ready for summer travel when you tune in May 8 at 8 AM on LPB for the one-hour special. Repeats 05/08 at 3:30 PM and 11:30 PM on LPBKIDS. Check our online schedule for more repeats.


PBS KIDS Family Nights!

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Every Friday night at 6 PM (with repeats on Saturday and Sunday nights, the LPBKIDS Channel hosts a special block for family viewing. This month tune in to watch SPLASH AND BUBBLES: One Big Ocean (May 5, 6 and 7); DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Tiger Family Trip (May 12, 13, 14); THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT SPACE (May 19, 20, 21); and SESAME STREET: Cookie Thief (May 26, 27, 28).

Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday - In this all-new one-hour movie event on Monday, May 29th at 5:30 a.m., D.W.'s fifth birthday doesn't go the way she'd always imagined it would and she decides to escape to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium -- but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him 4 years in the future! Also on LPBKIDS at 7 and 8 a.m. Don't miss all NEW episodes all week.


Make it A Family Event: The National Memorial Day Concert

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PBS offers you and your family a front-row seat to this annual star-studded concert, live from the National Mall on the eve of Memorial Day. Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The National Memorial Day Concert airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 28 at 9 PM on LPB.


Just For You: Victorian Slum House

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A group of modern-day people is moving into a re-created Victorian slum in London’s East End to experience life as their ancestors did 150 years ago. As participants work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, they will live through five decades of turbulent history and social change. Starting May 2nd at 7 PM on LPB. Other dates/times: 05/03/17, 12:00 pm, 05/04/17, 4:00 am, 05/05/17, 1:00 am, 05/08/17, 4:02 am, 05/09/17, 7:00 pm, 05/10/17, 12:00 pm.


Get Cooking! American Masters – Chef Flight

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Beginning May 19 at 9 PM on LPB, AMERICAN MASTERS serves up two documentaries on iconic chefs James Beard and Julia Child. Explore AMERICAN MASTERS on pbs.org.
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