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Wishing You a Happy and Healthy 2020 From LPB!

The Rhythm Roots of Arthur one-hour special premieres at 7 AM and 4 PM on LPB or 7:30 PM on LPBKIDS on January 20th!

Pack your bags, buckle your seatbelts, and get ready for an ARTHUR road trip to the family farm! Arthur's Great-Grand Uncle Theo is celebrating his 85th birthday, so the Reads (and Buster) are off to Ohio to join in the festivities. While D.W. and Arthur learn that farm life is a little different than life in Elwood City, Buster worries he may be getting in the way at this family reunion. With the help of Cousin Miles, some llamas, and a little bit of music, they all discover what it truly means to be family. Don't miss it!

Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1994 as MLK Day of Service, when volunteers come together to make a difference in their communities? Introduce your child to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other courageous citizens in these 17 reads for kids 2-8!

Seven Tips to Foster Your Toddler’s Budding Independence

The New Year is a great time to look back at how much your little one has grown. Here are seven ways to support your child's growing independence!

Bringing Back Family Game Night

One study found that preschool-age children who played a simple dice-rolling and token-moving number game for just one hour over a two-week period had measurable gains in number skills. Read on for five reasons to make family game night a new tradition!

Helping Your Reluctant Child Dress Appropriately

A mermaid at the dinner table? A lion at grandpa’s birthday party? Costumes are a great way for kids to use their imagination, but it can get tricky when the dress code isn't “superhero casual.” Check here for ways to empower kids to make responsible clothing choices.

PBS KIDS Games App

Do you have a curious kid? Try the free PBS KIDS Games App! The app includes over 100 learning games featuring your kid's favorite @PBSKIDS characters and can be played without Wi-Fi once downloaded!

You are Your Child's First and Best Teacher - Bright by Text

Be a great first teacher for your child!  Bright by Text...text LPB to 274448

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

January 3 -- Tally ho! Tonight's @PBSKIDS Family Night is a backyard adventure with @NatureCat and his pals. Cheer them on in a race to uncover stolen treasure!

January 10 -- If your family could pick one @PBSKIDS Family Night adventure, which one would they choose?

A. Visit Bortron 7 with @OfficialReadyJetGo
B. Defeat villains with WordGirl and a mysterious new superhero
C. Spring into action with @OddSquadPBS to stop a rival team from causing chaos 
D. All of the above in tonight's movie marathon

January 17 -- All aboard! We're celebrating kindness and friendship with @DinosaurTrain in tonight's @PBSKIDS Family Night marathon!

January 24 -- Pack your bags, buckle your seatbelts, and get ready for an Arthur road trip to the Read family farm! In tonight's @PBSKIDS Family Night special, @ArthurPBS and his friends discover what it truly means to be family.

January 31 -- Ready for adventure? Tonight's @PBSKIDS family night is a trip back in time with Xavier, Yadina and Brad to meet Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Alexander Hamilton when they were kids!

I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year.  2020 is going to be full of great, fun, and educational resources you and your family can enjoy all year long!

Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org