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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Won't You Sing Along With Me - Back to School

Premiers August 17th @ 9 AM on LPB or 2:30 PM on LPBKIDS!

When Daniel learns he can’t gather with all of his neighbors at the Neighborhood Carnival this year, it leads to a lot of big feelings and questions, including what to do when he misses the people he loves, how to keep himself and others healthy, and how to find ways to enjoy the extra time at home with his family. Mom and Dad Tiger use new and fan-favorite songs from the series to help reassure him – as well as young viewers and their parents at home, who are encouraged to sing along!

PBS KIDS August Daily Activity Calendar

PBS KIDS August Daily Activity Calendar - fun, daily activities to do with your children!

NOVA Parentalogic- NEW Digital Series Focused on the Science Behind Parenting

Being a parent is possibly the most important job you can have. It’s also one of the most difficult—from tantrums to fevers to sleepless nights, raising happy, healthy children and staying sane throughout the process can sometimes feel impossible. There’s no instruction manual or helpline, and there’s no shortage of contradictory advice from family, neighbors, total strangers, and the Internet. As a parent, discerning fact from fiction and reasonable from ridiculous can be maddening.

PARENTALOGIC provides clarity on topics surrounded by myths, contradictions, and misunderstandings—and it does so with science and a unique sense of humor. The series unpacks the complex challenges parents face in an effort to keep their children ... well, alive.

Don’t miss PARENTALOGIC, premiering July 27 on YouTube. New episodes will be posted biweekly.

Sesame Street | Healthy Habits Playlist

Are you working on healthy habits with your little ones while your family is all at home together? @SesameStreet has the perfect playlist of videos to help with teeth brushing, bathtime, bedtime and more!

How to Use Children's Books to Talk About Race and Racism

Picture books are a safe place to start when talking to children about race and racism, says Dr. Aisha White, Director of @ThePrideProgram at University of Pittsburgh.

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.  

Check out the Back to School Collection! Get ready for the start of school with some of our favorite back-to-school resources! This collection features activities and video resources to help students get to know each other and their new school routines, and lesson plans to help you get your new class off to a great start.

Back to School Check-List and Weekly Planner

Back-to-school season is here! No matter what that looks for you this year, this downloadable @PBSKIDS checklist and planner can help your family be organized and prepared for Fall 2020.

Smoother Transitions to Help Your Child Through Daily Routines

Do you struggle with motivating your child to get through their morning, school day or bedtime routine? Communicating directions clearly is one way to help kids cope with these daily transitions and to-do lists.

3 Ways to Reset Media Habits for the New School year

Chances are, your family's summertime media habits are much different than they are during the school year. Here are three ways to reset those habits in a way that allows media use to support your child's well-being at school and home.

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks in The Advocate

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks will continue through the fall starting Monday, August 3rd!

Each week, The Advocates' websites and social media channels will feature a top five list of resources for students in all grade levels, plus tips for parents and educators. Just click on the grade level and program name to go directly to that resource.

Five Ways to Beat Back-to-School Jitters

How are you helping your child process the highs and lows that come with the transition to back-to-school? Take these steps to help them emotionally prepare for a new school year. 

Create a Kid's Calendar

Back-to-school season is a great time for your child to learn how to keep track of days and months! With just a few materials, they can discover how important — and fun — it can be to use a calendar.

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!

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

August 7 -- To the secret museum! Join Xavier, Yadina, and Brad as they meet historical figures from all different times and places in tonight's @XavierRiddleHQ mini-marathon on @PBSKIDS! 

August 14 -- Tonight travel to Bangkok, Rome and New Orleans with @LetsGoLunaHQ on @PBSKIDS Family Night! 

August 21 -- Join @PBSKIDS and @danieltigertv for a sing-a-long special about staying home with family and taking care of each other on PBS KIDS Family Night!

August 28 -- We ALL belong at @HeroElementary! Join the class tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!

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