Louisiana Public Broadcasting | LPB Parent Newsletter | January 2022
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Happy New Year from LPB and PBS KIDS!

Watch and Play with free apps from PBS KIDS!

Did you know you can download select videos from the PBS KIDS Video App to watch without the internet?!!

The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere! PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and worlds through media. Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required). Tap the “LIVE TV” button to watch what’s airing on LPBKIDS right now.

Play free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere. PBS KIDS Games features top shows, including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Dinosaur Train and more.

Creating New Family Traditions For The New Year

A new year is here, and it's the perfect time to adopt new family traditions! While New Year’s resolutions and goal-setting lists can feel overwhelming, there are ways to incorporate thoughtful, easy-to-maintain activities into your family life. Here are 15 ideas to get you started.

BE ENGAGED® - Don't forget to download PimsPonts!

Download the free PimsPoints app on your Apple or Android device so you can begin to earn rewards points!

More details can be found HERE.

Winter Crafts and Activities

In search of fun, educational activities your kids can do all winter long? Explore free craft activities and more in this winter crafts and activities video collection from @PBSKIDS!

January Celebrations

January 17 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! How can your family honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. without glossing over the hard stuff? Engaging in self-reflection is the first step. Gather more ideas for how to help children embrace his legacy more fully. Watch @TheAmandaGorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, recite her original poem "Talking Gets Us There" from the "PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism" special. Share this with your kids and talk about celebrating differences and speaking out against racism today and every day.

January 17 is also Kid Inventors' Day -- Celebrate Kid Inventors' Day with this picture book biography collection that will inspire your young inventor or scientist to explore how the world works!

January 23 is National Handwriting Day -- The ability to write benefits children in numerous ways throughout life — academically, creatively and emotionally. So where does penmanship fit into the bigger picture?

January 28 is Data Privacy Day -- How can we help kids enjoy the good and avoid the bad parts of the Internet? Gather ideas for helping your children navigate the online world safely!

Creating New Family Traditions For The New Year

A new year is here, and it's the perfect time to adopt new family traditions! While New Year’s resolutions and goal-setting lists can feel overwhelming, there are ways to incorporate thoughtful, easy-to-maintain activities into your family life. Here are 15 ideas to get you started.

Indoor Activity Ideas (and One Outdoor!) for This Winter

Searching for winter activities that your family can enjoy close to home? Whether it’s going on a hike or reading a good book, winter is the perfect time to get creative and explore something new!

8 Children’s Books to Celebrate Winter

It may not snow in Louisiana, but you can still celebrate the season — grab your cozy blankets and fill your mugs with hot chocolate while reading these 8 winter-themed books with your kids!

January Activities Calendar

Get your January 2022 Activities Calendar here.

PBS LearningMedia - Educational Digital Media Library for Learning at Home

Dot's Spot -- Explore vocabulary words, the alphabet, and music alongside Del, Dot, and Dee through media, lesson plans, and graphic organizers. Check out Jelly, Ben & Pogo! Join in on the adventures of two Filipino-American siblings and their sea monster pal as they use creativity to help their neighbors — and themselves — solve a problem!

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!

New Year, More Confidence 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!

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

FAMILY NIGHT

January 14 -- Travel back in time with @xavierriddlehq to learn about one of the most beloved children’s media pioneers! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, Xavier, Brad and Yadina visit the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and meet Fred Rogers!

January 21 -- We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of @cyberchase with a mini-marathon! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, tune in for back-to-back episodes that show us that math is everywhere!

January 28 -- Everyone loves a snow day! Celebrate winter with @danieltigertv, @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS, @HeroElementary, @naturecatshow and more of your PBS KIDS favorites, 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