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Summer of Learning with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Premiers July 12th at 6 AM & 2:30 PM ON LPB and 10:30 AM & 6 PM on LPBKIDS!

While on the African savanna, Martin and Chris observe lots of wild cats and dogs. Soon, the Wild Kratts kids are calling in from all over to ask about cats and dogs and whether they're like their own pets. Zach, who has been secretly listening to all the questions, comes up with a scheme to capture and sell these wild animals. Can Chris, Martin and the team save the wild cats and dogs?

Don't miss all these fun, hands-on activities for Wild Kratts on PBS Parents, the Wild Kratts Collection on PBS LearningMedia and Wild Kratts on PBS KIDS!

Summer of Possibilities: Play Your Way

Don't forget!  Your summer of possibilities starts right here! Play and learn your way through the season with fun @PBSKIDS activities, games, and ideas to spark your child's curiosity and creativity.

Here are a few quick tips to help keep your kids excited about learning this season:

  • Ask lots of questions. Encourage your kids to participate in conversations by asking them questions like: "Why do you think that happened? What will happen next?"
  • Encourage kids to search for answers. When your children ask you “why?” see if you can work together to figure out what they need to know or do to find the answer.
  • Try something new. Summer is a great time to try new things like reading a new kind of book, tasting a new food or exploring a new park.
  • Just have fun. Summertime comes along only once a year, so make sure to have fun while you’re learning.
July Celebrations

July 3rd:  Getting outdoors at the local park or playground is fun for the whole family! Celebrate Hop-A-Park Day with these tips for making the most of outside time.

July 4th:  Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with books that bring history and festivity to storytime, from "The Flag We Love" to "They Called Her Molly Pitcher."

July 7th:  Your kids will love celebrating World Chocolate Day when they get to make this super-easy, nature-themed, acorn-shaped dessert from @PBSKIDS!

July 17th: World Emoji Day! Can emojis be used to help kids express emotions? 😊🤣😎 Here's how parents and teachers use emojis at home 🏠, in the classroom 📚, and online 💻 to support learning and expression.

July 23rd: Today is the first day of the Tokyo Summer Olympics! Want in on the games? Host your own family Olympics at home!

July 24th: Amelia Earhart Day--Help Amelia find all the words related to her travels! Invite your kids to celebrate Amelia Earhart Day with this fun @xavierriddlehq word find puzzle.

July 25th: What is the best thing about being a parent? Use this interview worksheet to help you and your kids express appreciation for family on Parents' Day!

July 30th: What does it mean to be a friend? For International Day of Friendship, join @danieltigertv in learning a lesson in friendship!

July 31st: Invite your kids to a read-along with @PegPlusCatTV co-creators Jen Oxley and Billy Aronson as they read their book, "The Eid al-Adha Adventure!" and learn some surprising things about this very special holiday tradition.

Helping Kids Get Out of Their Comfort Zone

Change is part of life! How are you helping your child learn to be flexible and resilient, especially during challenging times?

20 New Ideas and Activities to Try This Summer

Looking for ideas on how to make summer special? Here are a few kid-approved ideas for engaging your children in a summer of fun, adventure, and learning!

6 PBS KIDS Apps for Summer Learning

Looking for ways to keep your children safely engaged, learning, and playing all summer? We're sharing our favorite apps and games from @PBSKIDS!

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - July 2021



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.

Summer of Reading -- Get summer started on the right page with PBS LearningMedia's Summer of Reading collection! These videos, activities, and interactive games help to build vocabulary and reading comprehension while bringing storybook characters to life.

NEW: Top 10 Summer Reads for Grades 3-5 | What would summer be without the fantasy, mystery, and adventure of a great book? Kick off your Summer of Reading with one of these summer reads selected by PBS LearningMedia staff!

How Telling Stories Helps Kids Learn

Storytelling is a great way to support cognitive growth and language development in children! Here are a few ideas you can use to practice storytelling with your child.

7 Creative Ways to Learn About Animals

Animals are like humans in many ways! This summer, you and your child can explore animal traits with these fun and creative activity ideas.

PBS KIDS Summer Checklist

Summer is a great time to explore new things, like trying a new fruit or reading a new book. Download the "Summer Bucket List" printable and encourage your child to keep track of the activities they'd like to do over break.

PBS KIDS Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long with this printable book bundled with kid-friendly activities from @naturecatshow, @xavierriddlehq, @MollyOfDenali, and other @PBSKIDS favorites!

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

FAMILY NIGHT

July 2 -- Buckle up for an epic voyage through space with an @OfficialReadyJetGo Double Feature! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, it's back-to-back explorations of our planet and solar system — all from the comfort of home.

July 9 -- Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, dive into an Ocean Adventures Movie Marathon with the @wildkrattsofficial, @DinosaurTrain, and @naturecatshow as they navigate wild ocean habitats, meet amazing sea creatures and explore the wonders of science!


July 16 -- While on the African savanna, the @wildkrattsofficial observe lots of wild cats and dogs! Travel along with Chris and Martin to meet these amazing animals and learn about their habitats, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night.

July 23 -- Meet real-life heroes from history with an @xavierriddlehq Storytellers Mini-Marathon! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, travel back in time to learn from famous inspirational figures like Mark Twain, Abigail Adams, and Zora Neale Hurston when they were kids!


July 20 -- Cozy up on the couch for a @danieltigertv Mini-Marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! You'll feel right at home as Daniel takes you on an adventure in learning, playing, and navigating life and school.


Fun Printables for Family Movie Night
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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