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Molly of Denali Screening Event

Join us Saturday, July 20th at 10 AM at LPB's studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, for a special screening of the new PBS KIDS series, Molly of Denali.  There will be a 9:30am breakfast for LPB Kids Club Members.

Molly of Denali is an animated action-adventure comedy that follows the adventures of resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Follow Molly and her dog Suki and friends Tooey and Trini on their many adventures in Alaska. LPB Kids Club members are invited to join us for a complimentary breakfast starting at 9:30am. The screenings are free and open to the public.

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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

Raising a Lifelong Reader: Tips for Reading with Your Child

Headed to the library? Allowing kids to choose which books they are in the mood to read helps them feel empowered and gives them a chance to practice making choices.

How to Start Playing On-the-Go Literacy Games

Is your family on-the-go this summer? Here are four word games to turn a walk around the block or a trip to the grocerys store into fun moments to boost reading skills!

Why Reading Aloud to Kids Helps Them Thrive

Planning on story time with your little one this week? Going on a"picture walk" is one way to boost vocabulary and critical-thinking skills! Before reading, flip through your book's pages and point out the characters and the story setting, then make predictions about what will happen.

Beating the Summer Brain Drain

"The secret for summertime media use, as with many other things in life, is balance." One dad of three shares his strategy for preventing summer "brain drain."

Being Brave

Being brave is hard, but it’s also empowering! As you browse these books, chat with your child about each character's fears and how they conquered them!

Every Child Is a Reader (Even If They Can’t Yet Read the Words)

Does your toddler "pretend" to read? This a big part of becoming a good reader! Parents can support them by asking, "‘Can you tell me what’s happening on this page? What do you see?’” These questions help emerging readers begin to understand stories and make meaning.

Children’s Books for Summer Fun

From the sandy beach to the city streets, this list of sunny summer books will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them!

Stargazing and Other Astronomy Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Space is a fascinating and sometimes confusing topic for young kids. Adding a "moon watch"to your nightly routine is one way to begin exploring space with your toddler in a way that is easy to understand.

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

July 5th -- Halloween in July!: It's going to be a spooky summer! For tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night Special, relive your family's favorite Halloween adventures from @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS, @OddSquadPBS, @WildKrattsOfficial and @ArthurPBS! 

July 12th -- Christmas in July!: Brr! Tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night special is a flashback to all of your favorite Christmas adventures from @LetsgolunaHQ, @Wildkrattsofficaial, @oddsquadpbs and @readyjetgopbs! Which one is your family looking forward to the most?

July 19th -- Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step: Tomorrow marks the the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Learn all about this historic achievement in tonight's Ready Jet Go! movie. Before watching, ask your child what questions they have about outer space then watch to see how many answers you both discover! 

July 29th -- Molly of Denali Marathon: Tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night Marathon is a @MollyofDenali marathon! Is your little one ready to join Molly and her friends on their adventures around Alaska? Between episodes, chat about your family's own adventures!

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Enjoy the rest of your summer!  Stay COOL!  Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org