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LPB COVID-19 Special Edition Parent Newsletter

LPB's At Home Learning Resources

I hope and pray all of you are doing well...staying safe, healthy and trying to find routine in this new normal! I know things are very difficult and it is LPB's hope to make things easier on families by providing the very best, trusted resources, both on our broadcast channels and online at LPB's At Home Learning Resources website.  I will be highlighting a few areas of resources that could be very useful to you.  Please email me at ntooraen@lpb.org if there's anything I can do to help.  We can do this! Remember, you are your child's BEST teacher!

PBS Parents Daily Newsletter

PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.  This can be so helpful for parents who are struggling to find fun and educational daily activities.  Sign up here!

PBS KIDS Parents is another great resource to help you extend learning when you watch ANY PBS KIDS program on LPB, online or on the PBS KIDS Video App. Just click on SHOWS!  Once you click on a particular show, you can scroll down and see hands-on activities.  These are so much FUN and EDUCATIONAL!  You can feel good about your children watching PBS KIDS shows because they all teach very important early skills to help your child learn.

Ready to Learn Family Resources from PBS LearningMedia

Find resources,including hands-on-activities, apps, and videos, that you can use with your children to support literacy development and explore science in their everyday lives. All children are born scientists because they are naturally curious. These resources will help you nurture this curiosity by encouraging your child to explore, notice, investigate, make predictions, and ask questions to help them learn about their world.

FYI--These resources come from PBS LearningMediaFREE direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources, built for teachers; however, during these uncertain times, parents can find thousands of videos and activities easily searchable by grade level and subject area. Sign up for a FREE account today!

Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis through Caring for Each Other. We know that these are very stressful times; daily lives have been disrupted, and families everywhere are trying to create a new sense of normalcy. Children thrive with structure in their lives and they learn best through play--even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning and evening routines. This site is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. After all, it's important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our families.

Celebrate Earth Day with Nature Cat's Daisy's Garden

Earth Day is this month, and we will do our part! Some people use Earth Day to set goals to take action to help the environment. Learn about how you can protect the environment with a little inspiration from @NatureCatShow.

Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”

Is a walk outside part of your daily routine? With these seven apps, your child can go from astronomer to zoologist to explorer in one outdoor adventure!

Best Children's Books for Celebrating Spring

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the arrival of spring with these great books for kids ages 2-8!

Stay Informed and Prepared during COVID-19 with Bright by Text

Don't miss out on timely information and resources to stay prepared and get parenting teaching tips during COVID-19 with Bright by Text...text LPB to 274448

April PBS KIDS Family Nights - Starting @ 6 PM on LPB KIDS!

April 3 -- Tonight is the perfect night a visit to Pinkville! Get ready for a mini-marathon of @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS on @PBSKIDS!

April 10 -- It's movie night! Kick back and join us to watch your favorite @PBSKIDS movies including @DanielTigerTV, @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS, @PegPlusCatTV, and @NatureCatShow.

April 17-- The CyberSquad is ready to protect or planet! Tonight, tune into @PBSKIDS for a @Cyberchase marathon!

April 24 -- Get ready for an amazing creature adventure! Tonight the @WildKrattsOfficial team will explore Alaska, the Amazon River and even go back in time!

Stay safe and healthy LPB families!  Hang in there and remember you are doing the BEST you can during these unprecedented times.  Take time to breathe, relax and have fun with your family.

Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org