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Ready Jet Go! Summer of Learning

Join us Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at LPB's studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, for a special Ready Jet Go! screening party as we celebrate a Summer of Space.

Jet Propulsion and his friends Sean and Sydney will take an adventure to the moon with the other Bortronians and Earthlings in this special movie event, “One Small Step.”

Attendees will enjoy the movie, along with a snack and a hands-on activity. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be in attendance with their Discovery Dome!

Each LPB Kids Club Family Member gets free admission (up to 4 people). Non-Members are $10 per person. Reserve your space!

Free Tips by Text To Help Give Your Child a Bright Beginning!

Louisiana Public Broadcasting has partnered with @Bright by Text to bring the program to you! Whether you're a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, neighbor, or babysitter, Bright by Text can make caring for a little one easier! To receive free tips and learning games directly to your phone, simply text LPB to 274448

LPB's Sensational Science Summer Camp with Ruff Ruffman

There is still time to register for LPB’s Sensational Science Camps for 4- and 5-year-olds! Sensational Science Camp will engage kids in science inquiry and the engineering design process using fun hands-on activities, digital media, and technology with Ruff Ruffman and his friends.

Choose either June 10-14, 2019 or June 17-21, 2019.  Our sessions will cover MixturesMaterialsFrictionStructures, and a Sensational Science Finale!

Camps will be 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. Campers must be at least 4 years old by 6/1 to be eligible and no older than 6 years old by 6/1.  Register HERE!

You Can't Tricera-TOP Dino Day 2019! with LASM & LPB

Saturday, June 8

Hands-on activities 10 AM - 2 PM; planetarium shows 10 AM - 5 PM

Listen up, mammals! Gather your favorite humans for a roaring good time with hands-on art and science activities, investigations of fossils and minerals with the Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society, and a special lineup of dino-themed planetarium shows. Also, be sure to meet Jason, the authentic Triceratops skull generously on loan from Raising Cane's & The Graves Family. Catch special showings of Dinosaur Train in our auditorium, sponsored by Louisiana Public Broadcasting at 12PM, 1PM and 2PM! Members of the LPB Kids Club enjoy discounted admission of $3.75 to Dino Day! (The Dinosaur Train screening is free with admission.) Members, join us for a special complimentary breakfast at 8:30 AM, Stargazing in the planetarium with Rex the T-Rex at 9 AM, and the exclusive premiere of our new planetarium show Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia at 9:15 AM! Not a Member? Join the fun here!

Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière

"Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière" sheds light on a relatively unexplored, but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading France on June 6, 1944. The fight for the La Fière causeway and bridge is regarded as one of the bloodiest small arms battles in U.S. military history, fought largely by paratroopers and glidermen from the 82nd Airborne Division. 

June 6th | 8 PM on LPB

10 Books that Celebrate Dads

Happy Father’s Day from LPB! Today we're cuddling up with reads, such as “Daddy and Me” and “Just the Two of Us,” to celebrate the loving bond shared between fathers and children.

Five Easy Ways to Sneak in Summer Learning

It's finally summer, and learning opportunities are everywhere. Try building penny boats on your next trip to the pool for a little math and science fun!

Ready Jet Go! One Small Step on LPB June 17th

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon! On June 17, join @ReadyJetGoPBS to learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program.  LPB at 6 AM, LPBKIDS at 4:30 PM

Ten Books About Space

Reading stories about aliens? Learning facts about the planets? Take an out-of-this-world trip to the library with these ten books about space!

DIY Nebula Jar

A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Start a discussion with your kids about nebulae and their properties with this craft!

Five Tips to Lower Summertime Stress and Keep the Joy in Summer

"Summer bedtime can be tough because the days are longer and it’s still light outside." Sticking with the same nighttime routines can help keep sleep schedules consistent even during summer break.

Summer Challenges for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Is your little one sensitive to lights, sounds or textures? "Sensory-surprises," such as loud noises at parties or sandy skin from a trip to the beach, happen more in the summer. Here's a plan for anticipating and managing these triggers.

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

June 7th -- Tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night Marathon is a preschool party, and your little one is invited! Celebrate raising kind and curious kids with adventures from SuperWHY!, @DanielTigerTV, @Pegpluscattv and more! 

June 14th -- Activate creature power! Tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night special is a Wild Kratts marathon! Keep the adventure going by browsing Wild Kratts Creaturepedia for more fun (and furry!) facts.

June 21st -- The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is July 20, 2019! In tonight's Ready Jet Go! PBS KIDS Family Night movie, kids explore the moon and learn all about this historic achievement.

June 28th -- It's PBS KIDS Family Night! Challenge your mini-agent to put their math skills and problem solving powers to use by helping Odd Squad

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Have a safe and fun summer of learning!  Happy Father's Day to all dads from LPB.  Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org