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Happy Black History Month & Valentine's Day from LPB and PBS KIDS!

LPB is pleased to announce One To Grow On, a new initiative designed to improve the health, safety, education and overall well-being of Louisiana’s children. Starting in January, LPB began posting 1 minute digital videos that give parents additional resources to help them raise healthy children! 

LPB’s One to Grow On is underwritten by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health – Believing in Louisiana’s children


Children's Books to Celebrate Black Culture

Help your children celebrate Black history, culture and experiences today and year-round with this booklist from @PBSKIDS for Parents. This list includes a book of poems selected by Langston Hughes as well as stories about Ruby Bridges, Bill Pickett, and more.

Teaching Your Child About Black History

By kindergarten, most children have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and learned that he was an advocate for peace and equality. Here are ways to take Black History a step further this month and year-round.

How Black Art Can Spark Conversations with Children

Introduce your children to Black artists and artwork while learning about Black history! Here are ways you can use art to help spark conversations with your child.

13 Children’s Books With Strong Black Characters

Help your kids celebrate Black culture today and every day! In this booklist, you'll find a Coretta Scott King award-winning picture book, a story about a little girl with beautiful hair, a book of 40 biographies on remarkable Black women, and more.

Valentine Treats

With hearts and flowers all over the place, what's not to love about Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate love with family and friends. Spend time with your loved ones by making homemade cards, decorations and other crafts together.  Check out the Valentine's Day Hub on PBS Parents!

It's Valentine's Day in Pinkville! When Pinkalicious and Peter meet Cupid, he offers them a trade that turns their world upside down. Watch "Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Cupid Calls It Quits" on Monday, Feb. 8 on LPB at 7 AM & 10:30 AM and LPB KIDS at 8 AM OR, @PBSKIDS and the PBS KIDS Video App.

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - February

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.

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® -- Based on a comprehensive arts curriculum, the PBS KIDS series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®, can inspire children to think and express themselves creatively. Integrating the arts into children's everyday and school experiences has been shown to have a positive effect on academic outcomes, as well as in developing children's social and emotional skills. Using video excerpts from the series, the lesson plans and take-home activities in the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® Collection help teachers, students, and families explore four key areas of arts education: dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

Heart Apple Chips

This Valentine's Day treat is yummy, crunchy and won't send your kids to the dentist office! Put them in a pretty package, and they’ll also make a lovely gift for someone special.

Barnyard Match | Daniel Tiger

Play Barnyard Match with @danieltigertv! But... this is more than a matching game. Learning happens when you and your kids simply spend time together, talking and listening, asking questions, and having fun.

Hide & Seek | Elinor Wonders Why

Ready or not, here I come! Invite your kids to follow their curiosity and adventure through Animal Town with Olive, Ari, and Elinor from @ElinorWondersWhy in this interactive game of hide & seek.

Helping Your Child Make New Friends

One of the most basic social-emotional skills children must develop is making friends. If your child is shy or has struggled with making friends in the past, explore ways you can support them in making lasting friendships.

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

FAMILY NIGHT

February 5--Celebrate Black History Month with an @xavierriddlehq marathon! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, join Xavier and friends in learning about Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, Ella Fitzgerald and more Black history heros.


February 12--How are Pinkalicious and Peter creatively spreading the Valentine's Day love across Pinkville? Don't miss a special @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS episode, with an even more special guest, Cupid, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!


February 19--How do you talk to your kids about race and racism? Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, learn how you can discuss important racial justice topics with children, and how we can all become upstanders against racism from @SesameStreet's @Elmo and @SesameAbby.


February 26--It's a @wildkrattsofficial movie marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! From beautiful Alaska to the amazing Amazon to the deep sea, travel along with the Wild Kratts from the comfort of your couch and learn all about animal habitats aross the globe.


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