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LPB's Sensational Science Summer Camp with Ruff Ruffman

Jump into LPB’s Sensational Science Camps for 4- and 5-year-olds! Sensational Science Camp will engage kids in science inquiry and the engineering design process using fun hands-on activities, digital media, and technology with Ruff Ruffman and his friends.

Choose either June 10-14, 2019 or June 17-21, 2019.  Our sessions will cover MixturesMaterialsFrictionStructures, and a Sensational Science Finale!

Camps will be 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. Campers must be at least 4 years old by 6/1 to be eligible and no older than 6 years old by 6/1.  Register HERE!

A Year At the Park with Lin


The first day of spring is a great time to talk about seasons with young children! In this video, Lin and his dad visit the park in all four seasons. Can your kids correctly guess each season? 

Mister Rogers & Daniel Tiger Collection


March 20th would have been Fred Rogers' 91st birthday! His legacy lives on in his show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and in the new @DanielTigersNeighborhood. In this collection from @PBSTeachers PBS LearningMedia, you can watch clips from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood scenes that inspired them! 

How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity


When kids have questions about people who look different than they do, how do you respond? Children’s books are one way to help kids develop a sense of their identity, as well as an understanding of those who are different from them.

Exploring New Cultures With Your Child in Let’s Go Luna!


If @Let'sGoLunaHQ and the Circo Fabuloso came to your neighborhood, what would your child like to do with Carmen, Andy and Leo? Here's a look at how the show encourages appreciation for cultures around the world.

Come cook with @LetsGoLunaHQ! In this game, kids meet Chef Leo and learn how to create meals from around the world!

14 Children’s Books on Homes All Around the World


For children across the globe, home is where their family is. It’s also where plenty of their adventures take place! Introduce kids to different homes around the world with these reads for kids ages 2-8!

Children’s Books for Women’s History Month


Women’s History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Inspire boys and girls to dream and dare with these recommended reads!

How to Raise a Self-Confident Girl


Self-confident girls grow up to be amazing women! Here are five ways to nurture self-confidence.

Parents, how do you encourage your daughters?

March LPB KIDS Family Night Marathons

March 1 - 3: It's PBS KIDS Family Night! Tonight, join The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick as they explore space and the great outdoors!

March 8 - 10: Calling all agents! Can your child use math savvy and critical thinking to find out who's behind a string of break-ins at @OddSquadPBS headquarters? After viewing, watch this video to see if you caught these hidden clues about Agent Otis!

March 15 - 17: A kid's place is in space! Join Jet Propulsion and friends for tonight's @OfficialReadyJetGo marathon. Between episodes try this DIY Moon Rocks recipe for an out-of-this-world treat! 

March 22 - 24: Ready for a trip around the world? Join @LetsGoLunaHQ for tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night. After viewing, keep the adventure going by reading these books about homes around the world!

March 29 - 31: In tonight's PBS KIDS Family Night, we're heading to @SesameStreet for a magical wand chase! In this movie, Abby Cadabby loses her wand but discovers that kindness and new friends can be found everywhere!

March Programming Highlights Just For You

Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs, Saturday, March 2 at 7PM - Celebrate the centennial of the timeless artist in this special featuring his greatest hits and cherished standards, including “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall in Love,” along with rarely seen footage from his variety show.

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece (Season Finale), Sunday, March 3 at 8PM - On the season finale of Victoria, the world's eyes are on the Great Exhibitions, and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon?

Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 4 at 7PM - Join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for this critically-acclaimed, sold-out concert taped at the famed New York landmark.

Great Performances, Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148Tuesday, March 12 at 7PM - This unique concert film offers viewers a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Buble's visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour, which was seen worldwide by two million fans. The richly atmospheric film spotlights Buble's charismatic gifts as an entertainer and showcases thrilling live performances of the GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter's biggest hits, including "Home," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Cry Me A River" and "Feelin' Good."

A Starry Night with Lisette Oropesa, Wednesday, March 13 at 7PM - Recorded live on Friday, January 25 at the LSU Union Theatre, Soprano Lisette Oropesa performs with tenor Paul Groves, baritone Brandon Hendrickson and the LSU Symphony Orchestra in this concert special.

Great Performances, Julius CaesarFriday, March 29 at 9PM - Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donamr Warehouse set in prison. Between 2012 and 2016 the Donmar Warehouse in London collaborated with director Phyllida Lloyd, leading Shakespearean actor Harriet Walter, and a diverse company of actors to create a trilogy of acclaimed, all-women Shakespeare productions. The productions -- Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest -- were all set in a women’s prison. In fall 2016, all three productions were recorded in a specially-built 420-seat temporary theater, receiving critical acclaim both in the UK and also in performance at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York City for this tense, arresting production of Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty, and tragic idealism into a version for the screen.

Call the Midwife, Sunday, March 31 at 7PM - Return to Nonnatus House in 1964, a time of change both in Poplar and throughout the world. Nonnatus House in welcomes two new nuns. Valerie deals with an unexpected and shocking case. The other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.


I hope you get to enjoy this months' resources.  LPB wishes you and your family a safe and happy Mardi Gras!  Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org