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Spring Time is Here with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Join the Pteranodon family on a trip to Adventure Island on April 12th at 8 AM, 10:30 AM or 2:30 PM on LPB! The day is packed with fun until an earthquake erupts, causing the theme park robots to malfunction. It’s up to Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don to navigate safely across the island and reunite with their parents in this special movie event.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS 
It’s the perfect time of year to explore! Fill your springtime adventures with nature-themed crafts and activities from PBS KIDS for Parents.

April is National Poetry Month! Sprinkling poems into your usual mix of story material can keep reading time feeling fun for everyone while dramatically boosting your kid’s literacy skills.

Don't miss this fun, engaging and informative event just for parents of children ages 0-6 years old.  There will be great prizes for participation! Click image to register!  

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LPB PBS KIDS All-Star Camp for 5 & 6 Year Olds

Jump into LPB PBS KIDS All-Star Camp for 5- and 6-year-olds, June 21-25, 2021! LPB PBS KIDS All-Star Camp will engage kids in science, technology, engineering, math and literacy using fun hands-on activities, digital media, and technology with Jet, Elinor, Molly, and Cat in the Hat.

Camps are at LPB's Telecommunications Center located at 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, LA, from 9 AM - 12 NOON, daily. Cost is $175 per camper per week plus a non-refundable registration fee of $25.  Register TODAY!

Best April Fool’s Day Books For Little Pranksters

From "Arthur's April Fool" to "The Case of the Perfect Prank," @PBSKIDS for Parents shares some of its favorite funny pages to help you and your kids celebrate and learn about April Fool's Day!

11 Simple Self-Care Habits for Kids

April 7th is World Health Day! As we continue to manage through a global health crisis, teach your kids that simple acts of self-care can help them maintain resilience.

Outdoor Explorer Bingo

Are your little ones curious about the world around them? Help them see the world like @ElinorWondersWhy does with Outdoor Explorer Bingo! What wonders can your family find?

Nature Observation Bingo

Why do birds sing, ants march, and butterflies fly? Encourage your child to wonder and explore the outdoors just like @ElinorWondersWhy with this nature observation bingo game!

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - April

PBS LearningMedia - Educational Digital Media Library for Learning at Home

Register for a PBS LearningMedia Informational Webinar on our LPB Learning@Home website! Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that families and children enjoy while learning!

Don't forget to sign up for a FREE account for PBS LearningMedia!  Here you can easily search for videos, lessons, interactives and more by grade level and subject area.

Dinosaur Train -- Dinosaur Train sparks children's interest in life science and natural history. As they explore a variety of animals, children develop the inquiry skills and knowledge needed to help them think, talk and act like paleontologists. 

Dinosaur Train's educational goals are to:
1) Spark children’s interest in science.
2) Develop children's inquiry skills to help children think like scientists.
3) Provide core science knowledge to enable children to explore the worlds of life science, natural science and paleontology.
4) Inspire children to visit local science and natural history museums, go on "fossil hunts," and conduct their own explorations and investigations about the natural world.

Nature as Stress Relief for Kids

Nature play, or time spent in nature, is beneficial for many reasons, including relieving stress. And spring is a great time to get outdoors with your kid and take in some of those mood-boosting, creativity-sparking benefits!

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

What are some of your favorite apps and digital games that facilitate nature exploration? @PBSKIDS for Parents shares its top picks for your next outdoor neighborhood adventure!

Autism Acceptance Month

Get to know AJ Gadgets of @HeroElementary! The show creators hope that "modeling how autism manifests in AJ will help build an understanding of people on the spectrum and lead to acceptance and inclusion.”

"We're so excited to introduce Max to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and help even more kids feel represented and included on TV." —Chris Loggins, supervising producer at @FredRogersProductions.


🎵 Every kid is an original, we're all one of a kind! 🎵 Sing along with @SesameStreet in celebration of the uniqueness of every child, including kids with autism!

Special interests might just be the keys to your child’s future! Watch how these parents support their children with autism by leaning into their interests.

Feel More Confident about Parenting with Bright by Text

Get tips and resources promoting child development, targeted to your child’s age from prenatal to 8 years old and other timely, important community messages, right to your cell phone with Bright by Text...sign up online today!

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

FAMILY NIGHT

April 2--We all belong at @HeroElementary! Tap into your budding superhero powers with Sparks' Crew and join in the problem-solving fun with a super-powered "Hero Elementary" mini-marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!


April 9--It's @PBSKIDS Movie Night! Cozy up on the couch for back-to-back episodes of @naturecatshow, @wildkrattsofficial, @OddSquadPBS, and WordGirl! All of your animated favorites will be there, tonight on PBS KIDS Family Night.


April 16--Buddy and the Pteranodon family go on a thrilling trip to Adventure Island, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Hop on board the @DinosaurTrain and explore this volcanic island theme park where a world filled with amazing creatures and landscapes awaits!

April 23--What's better than creature adventuring through the Amazon rainforest or Alaska wilderness? Tune in for a @wildkrattsofficial Double Feature movie event, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!


April 30--Get the popcorn ready for tonight's @PBSKIDS Family Night feature, "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I am Madame President"! Journey to meet some of history's boldest women as Yadina finds out exactly how she can do something that’s never been done before.

Fun Printables for Family Movie Night:

Family Night Snack Box

Family Night Movie Tickets
Family Night Movie Marquee

Stay safe and healthy LPB families!  Keep doing an amazing job with your families!

Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org