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'Tis the Season of Joy with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Families and Caregivers...Don't miss this virtual Holiday boredom buster!

Play & Learn with LPB: Christmas Around the World
Monday-Wednesday, December 20-22
10:00-11 AM on Zoom
Ages 5-8, but all family members welcome!

This holiday season, LPB is planning three days of online exploration, play and discovery about Christmas Around the World on Mon-Wed of Christmas week, December 20-23 each morning at 10AM via Zoom!  All registered attendees will receive an email with a list of materials needed for the hands-on activity.  We promise they'll all be easy to find around the house. Register HERE!

Holiday Hub on PBS Parents

Check out the Holiday Hub on PBS Parents.  The holidays may look and feel different for your family this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. While the holiday season provides a time for us to focus on loved ones, share good food and participate in family traditions, this time can also be a very stressful one for many. Check out these ideas to learn how to simplify holiday stress, entertain your child with snow day activities, and cherish the memories you create with your family.

BE ENGAGED® - Have you downloaded the App?

Don't forget to download the free PimsPoints app on your Apple or Android device so you can begin to earn rewards points!

It's so easy! Earn PimsPoints by participating in activities such as an open house or a parent-teacher conference. After participating in school events and completing learning tasks, exchange your PimsPoints for digital rewards and coupons provided by local businesses.

More details can be found HERE.

A Charlie Brown Christmas on LPB

December 19th at 6:30 PM -- Don't miss this classic!

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?

December Celebrations

December 2 is the first night of HannukkahHanukkah is a Jewish celebration, but everyone can find meaning in the holiday.

December 3-9 is Computer Science Education Week -- Did you know that coding helps kids practice math, problem-solving, and thinking outside the box?

December 10 is Human Rights Day --  On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations, thanks in large part to the work of Eleanor Roosevelt.

December 25 is Christmas --  Explore the history and traditions of Christmas!

December 26 is Kwanzaa -- Kwanzaa, a seven-day celebration of African American heritage, begins on Dec 26!

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions for Kids

Parents often lose themselves amid the chaos of preparing for the holidays. Activities like a family walk, or writing an annual letter to your child are ways to make holiday moments even more meaningful.

Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern

It’s easy for kids to empathize with people they are close to, such as family members and friends. Parents can help kids build on this skill with people they don't know and those who are different from them through conversation and tools like picture books.

How to Keep the “Happy” in the Holidays

Between parties, family commitments, traditions, religious services, and inconsistent schedules, the holiday season is often overwhelming for families and especially for young children. Here's what you can do to slow down and simplify your holiday.

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - December

PBS LearningMedia - Educational Digital Media Library for Learning at Home

Changing Seasons Collection -- Join PBS KIDS and explore the seasons: fall, winter, and spring! The lessons have been co-designed by museum and educational partners and feature many of your PBS KIDS friends. Children will learn about the world around them through science, math, and art activities. As you engage in these lessons, you can feel confident that you are helping children grow up great!

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.

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!

Choosing Toys to Grow With Your Preschooler

Thinking of timeless toys for your little one? One of the best toys for preschoolers is just a collection of interesting stuff to create and construct anything they imagine.