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Happy Holidays from PBS KIDS & LPB!

Happy Holidays!  LPB wishes all of you a very Happy Holiday season.  May you enjoy family time safely and all stay healthy.

Kick off the holidays with fan-favorites and seasonal specials featuring WILD KRATTS, LET'S GO LUNA, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! and NATURE CAT.

Check out the PBS Parents Holiday Collection for many ideas and ways to make this holiday special for your child and your family.

A Charlie Brown Christmas to Air on LPB!

Don't miss this Christmas classic on LPB!

Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends' preference for dancing over acting, find the "perfect" tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Sunday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. on LPB and LPB KIDS!

Adapting Holiday Traditions During Coronavirus

Spread the holiday cheer! Here are 30 "holiday kindness" ideas that kids can do to bring light into a loved one's life — from a safe, social distance.

13 Activities to Make the Most Out of Video Chats with Kids

Does your family use video chat to stay in touch with distant relatives and friends? Here's how you can make the most of this technology for your little ones this holiday season.

Helping Siblings Get Along When You Have to Stay Home

A lot of togetherness can still happen when we're home for the holidays! Gather pointers from experts on how to help siblings get along and come out of this time closer.

How Parents Can Simplify the Holidays

Are you planning to celebrate the season at home and connect with loved ones virtually this year? Here's why downscaling your holiday plans may not be so bad.

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - December

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.

Celebrating Winter Collection -- Turn your learning space into a winter wonderland with these festive activities, videos, and interactive games for grades PreK-12. Explore different winter holidays, investigate snowflakes using math and science, create winter-themed crafts, and boost your child's energy levels during the colder months!

10 Favorite Holiday Picture Books

Do you have a favorite book that you like to read with your child during the holidays?

Celebrating Kwanzaa This Holiday Season?

What does your family like to do to celebrate Kwanzaa? Introduce your child to the history and traditions of Kwanzaa with these books to enjoy over the holidays.

Hannukkah Celebrations

Invite your child to celebrate Hanukkah with these books and with this fun DIY menorah craft! All they need is toilet paper rolls to decorate, glue, glitter, and yellow paper.

DIY PBS KIDS Wrapping Paper

Whether you love @MollyOfDenali and @PegPlusCatTV or are big fans of @naturecatshow and @xavierriddlehq, we have printable wrapping paper featuring characters from your favorite @PBSKIDS shows that your child can color, then use to wrap presents!

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

FAMILY NIGHT

December 4-- Get into a holiday mood with "Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas," tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Curious George is ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma — what gifts to give? In the end, the true spirit of the season is revealed!

December 11 -- Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, join Nature Cat and pals for the holiday special, "A Nature Carol!" @naturecatshow is bursting with the "Christmas spirit," but he's ruffling a few feathers. How will Nature Cat finally learn the true meaning of the season?

December 18-- Go on a holiday adventure tonight with "Luna's Christmas Around the World" for @PBSKIDS Family Night! Watch what happens when the Circo gets stranded in Antarctica on Christmas Eve, and @LetsGoLunaHQ and the kids must come together to play Santa and save Christmas.

December 25 -- @wildkrattsofficial is celebrating Christmas! But when they learn their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, the holiday party turns into a rescue mission. Find out what happens next in "A Creature Christmas," 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