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It's the Summer of Possibilities with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Premiers June 7th at 7 AM & 3 PM ON LPB and 12 PM & 5 PM on LPBKIDS!

It's a summer of possibilities on @PBSKIDS! And it kicks off with an all-new @MollyOfDenali movie adventure, where Molly takes on the nearly impossible. @MollyOfDenali is climbing the highest mountain peak in North America!

Don't miss all these fun, hands-on activities for Molly of Denali!

Molly of Denali is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities. A foundational aspect of literacy education, informational texts are designed to convey information, and include written words, images, and oral language. 

Last Chance to Register for LPB's Summer Camp for 5 & 6 Year-Olds!

Last chance to register for LPB'S PBS KIDS All-Star Camp for 5- and 6-year-olds, June 21-25, 2021! LPB PBS KIDS All-Star Camp will engage kids in science, technology, engineering, math and literacy using fun hands-on activities, digital media, and technology with Jet, Elinor, Molly, and Cat in the Hat.

Camps are at LPB's Telecommunications Center located at 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, LA, from 9 AM - 12 NOON, daily. Cost is $175 per camper per week plus a non-refundable registration fee of $25.  Register TODAY!

Happy Father's Day to all of our LPB Dads!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father figures! Celebrate the amazing fathers in your life with @PBSKIDS recommended reads, from "Ramona and her Father" to "Just the Two of Us."

Celebrate dad and the father figures in your life! Show your gratitude with a DIY appreciation card activity from @ArthurPBS.

Other June Celebrations

June 1st:
How do you schedule much-deserved "you time" while parenting your children? #GlobalDayofParents

From "Secret Seahorse" to "Commotion in the Ocean," celebrate World Reef Awareness Day with @PBSKIDS book recommendations that will ignite your kids' curiosity about life under the sea!

June 8th:
Did you know oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface? For World Oceans Day, gather ideas for how your kids can explore life in the deep, no matter where they live!

Today is Best Friend Day, a day to celebrate the special friends in your life! Help your child navigate those first friendships with tips from @PBSKIDS.

June 17th:
Do you have picky eaters in your family? For National Eat Your Vegetables Day, gather ideas for how you can make veggies and other healthy foods favorites in your home!

June 20th:
First Day of Summer! Summer boredom isn't all bad! The @wildkrattsofficial say boredom can help kids flex their creative muscles and gives them time to think, breathe, explore, and figure out their interests.

June 28th:

Invite your kids to celebrate National Alaska Day with this downloadable @MollyOfDenali "Animals in Alaska" matching game!

June 30th:
Space is a fascinating and sometimes confusing topic for kids. For National Meteor Watch Day, gather ideas to help you explore the wonders of astronomy with your kids this summer!

Summer of Possibilities Hub

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.

Observing Nature

Time spent in nature gets kids moving, promotes curiosity, increases confidence, and offers so many other benefits. Get inspired to explore the outdoors with these crafts, games, and activities for the whole family!

Making Family Traditions

Do you find traditions to be overwhelming sometimes? The simplest traditions with our families are often the ones that we hold onto the most!

Summer is a great time to start a new family tradition! The key is to make it simple and not stressful, like recording a family recipe.

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - June


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 Camp: Fill each day with possibilities! -- Whether you're looking for music and dance activities, science experiments, family-friendly adventures, or learning about animals (plus more!), you will find media and activity resources in the Camp PBS LearningMedia collection. We’ve gathered fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. This collection of resources leverages fun, educational activities to include in your daily schedule, as well as resources to help seed ideas for introducing topics to your campers. Happy exploring!

Experimenting with the arts is not only a creative activity, it's also beneficial to your child's development. Tap into these fun art, music, and dance activities that will spark creativity all summer long!

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?

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!

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!

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

FAMILY NIGHT

June 4 -- Explore the great outdoors with @naturecatshow, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Tune in for exciting, all-new back-to-back episodes featuring everyone's favorite backyard explorer extraordinaire and action-packed outside adventures.

June 11 -- Can Molly help Grandpa Nat fulfill his dream of climbing to the top of Denali, the highest peak in North America? Don't miss an adventure-packed special episode of @MollyOfDenali, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!


June 18 -- Get ready for a pinkatastic marathon of @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, Pinkalicious and friends inspire you to get creative with all-new artful adventures exploring the worlds of dance, drama, music, and visual arts!

June 25 -- It's a @DonkeyHodieOfficial mini-marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Join Donkey Hodie and pals in back-to-back adventures full of surprises and life's little lessons in Someplace Else!


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