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LPB's Learning At Home Resources

Well it's May already and schools are closed for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus.  We've been staying home and safe, which is so important.  I hope our LPB families are using the Learning at Home resources and finding fun, educational and trusted activities to learn at home.  Remember, the site changes almost daily, so check back often for new resources.  Take care of yourselves mentally and physically and know you're doing enough for your child. 

Don't forget to LIKE our LPB Raising Readers Facebook Page for more fun activities, read alongs, specials and much more!

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks in The Advocate

LPB is so pleased to be partnering with The Advocate, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate and The Acadiana Advocate to produce our Weekly Top 5 Picks from our Learn@Home website!

Each week, The Advocates' websites and social media channels will feature a top five list of resources for students in all grade levels, plus tips for parents and educators. Just click on the grade level and program name to go directly to that resource.

PBS LearningMedia - Educational Digital Media Library for Learning at Home

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.  Check out the PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings.  

LPB will be hosting 2 informational webinars on how to navigate and use PBS LearningMedia on May 7th or June 4th at 10AM.  Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that families and children enjoy while learning!

13 Activities to Make the Most Out of Video Chat with Kids

Video chat is a great tool for staying in touch with distant family and friends! How do you make the most of this technology with your little one?

Celebrating Birthdays and Holidays During Social Distancing

Are you looking for new ways to celebrate upcoming holidays or birthdays under stay-at-home orders? Today, we share 10 fun ways that families across the country are creating socially-distant celebrations.

Five Tips to Help Your Family Connect with Nature

Looking for ways to get outside the house this spring and summer? @DinosaurTrain has five tips to help your family make the most of outdoor time.

10 Picture Books that Inspire Outdoor Exploration

Does your child find bugs, birds and bark more appealing than bath and bedtime? Ease the transition from outdoor playtime to bedtime with 10 picture books that bring the outdoors in.

Best Free Apps That Take Kids from “Screen” to “Green”

Is a walk outside part of your daily routine? With these seven apps, your child can go from astronomer to zoologist to explorer in one outdoor adventure!

Hero Elementary Premiers June 1st on LPBKIDS!

Get to know AJ Gadgets of @HeroElementary, a school for budding superheroes! AJ loves to solve problems with brain power and super-gadgets. Don't miss Hero Elementary, a brand new show starting June 1 on @PBSKIDS!

Best Children's Books for Celebrating Spring

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the arrival of spring with these great books for kids ages 2-8!

Stay Informed and Prepared during COVID-19 with Bright by Text

Don't miss out on timely information and resources to stay prepared and get parenting teaching tips during COVID-19 with Bright by Text...sign up online today!

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

May 1 -- We're voting for Yadina Riddle for President in 2056! Travel with Yadina as she meets women who were the first to accomplish their goals in "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie" tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! @XavierRiddleHQ

May 8 -- The CyberSquad is back and ready to protect our planet! Tonight, tune into @PBSKIDS for an all-new @Cyberchase marathon!

May 15-- Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, @NatureCatShow and his friends are visiting natural wonders from coast to coast! The Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, the Great Salt Lake and Niagara Falls, which natural wonder is your family most excited to see?

May 22 -- Hi, Neighbor! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night we're headed to @danieltigertv, as the Tiger family takes a very special trip!

May 29 -- Join Molly and her friends for outdoor, animal-filled adventures tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night with new episodes of @MollyofDenali!

Stay safe and healthy LPB families!  Keep doing an amazing job with your families!

Take care, Nancy Tooraen,