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Happy March Celebrations with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Watch new episodes of Elinor Wonders Why on LPB and the PBS KIDS Video App starting March 15th! Elinor, Ari and Olive are back with new adventures! This week is full of discovery as the trio learns how butterflies drink nectar, why fish don’t freeze in the winter and how some owls make their home in the desert.

Find an array of resources in this Elinor Wonders Why Collection on PBS LearningMedia—including interactive lessons, playlists, viewing guides, and printable activities—to encourage your child to ask questions, make observations, and bask in the wonderment of nature’s amazing answers!

Learn more about the series and find full episodes, digital games, and home activities at the Elinor Wonders Why website.

LPB's One to Grown On Series

LPB is pleased to announce One To Grow On, tips designed to improve the health, safety, education and overall well-being of Louisiana’s children. These tips address prenatal health, mental wellness, safety issues, healthy eating and more important topics to help parents and caregivers raise happy and healthy children. Along with each tip, we also include credible resources so that you can learn more to raise happy and healthy children!

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

Books for All Occassions in March!

Bunnies, flowers, and books! Celebrate the arrival of spring — and Read Across America Day — with these great reads from @PBSKIDS for Parents.

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day! From "Welcome Home Bear" to the "Step Into Reading" series with @wildkrattsofficial, add these books to your kids' library to spark their curiosity about animals and their habitats!

Have you ever considered how one person can impact thousands of lives for the better? From "Rosa’s Bus" to "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto," celebrate Women's History Month with @PBSKIDS book recommendations featuring amazing women!

Encouraging Curiosity With Elinor Wonders Why

In @ElinorWondersWhy, Elinor and her friends ask a lot of questions to figure out why and how things work. Here are five simple ways you can encourage curiosity in your preschooler!


6 Ways to Explore Nature With Preschoolers

Exploring nature has many benefits for kids including reduced anxiety and improved sleep! It's also a good way to learn about science and how to question things in an age-appropriate way.

Hide and Seek With Camouflaged Costumes

Want to help your child learn about camouflage? In this activity, inspired by @ElinorWondersWhy, your family can create paper plate animals and test how colors and patterns help them blend into their environment.

Use the Superpowers of Science to Play and Learn

Kids can use their own superpowers of science to learn and play along with the kids at @HeroElementary! Here are six steps you can use to help your kids solve problems in the world around them.


Exploring Hot and Cold Changes

Join @HeroElementary in a hot-versus-cold science experiment! Using household items, help your child explore what happens when you heat solid materials and then cool them.

"Push, Pull, Puzzles" Game | Hero Elementary

In the "Push, Pull, Puzzles" game from @HeroElementary, kids 4-8 can practice critical thinking skills and physical science as they solve puzzles by pushing and pulling objects to help Fur Blur get to a snack.

Bubble Up! Make Your Own Bubble Mix

AJ Gadgets from @HeroElementary makes tools from everyday things, and your kids can too! Here's how you and your kids can make a bubble mix at home for some outdoor springtime fun.

Feel More Confident about Parenting 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!

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


March 5--Join everyone’s favorite Pteranodon family for a double-feature adventure, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! First, hop on board the @DinosaurTrain for a trip through the Mesozoic era, then dive under the sea and meet new marine creatures!

March 12--It's an @ArthurPBS mini-marathon! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, join Arthur and friends for a full night of stories that explore issues faced by real kids, like how to care for others and manage your feelings in tough situations.

March 19--What are "baby butterflies"? What happens to fish in the winter? And how do landmarks help you find your way? Explore these curious questions and more during an @ElinorWondersWhy mini-marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!

March 26--Get ready to sled into fun with a @MollyOfDenali mini-marathon! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, join Molly and pals for an evening of adventuring through beautiful Alaska, exploring community customs, and appreciating nature and history!

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