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Donkey Hodie is Here with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Premiers May 3 at 9 AM ON LPB and 3 PM on LPBKIDS!

DONKEY HODIE, a new puppet series for preschoolers from Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures, is joining the PBS KIDS family! Each episode follows the adventures of Donkey Hodie and her pals — Purple Panda, Duck Duck and Bob Dog — as they follow their big dreams and work together to come up with creative solutions to everyday problems. Kids will learn about perseverance, resilience and problem-solving, while enjoying plenty of silliness along the way.

LPB PBS KIDS All-Star Camp for 5 & 6 Year Olds

There's still time 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 Mother's Day to all of our LPB Moms!

Happy Mother's Day! From "The Mother’s Day Mice" to "A Mother for Choco," here are must-reads that celebrate mothers, mother figures, and nurturers everywhere!

Celebrate all the moms in your life with a DIY art project! With just a few simple supplies, you can make personalized cardboard picture frames in honor of Mother's Day.

LPB's One to Grown On Series

Don't miss LPB's one-minute One To Grow On tips! You can see the latest videos on our One to Grown On YouTube Playlist.  Check out Food Security, Dealing with Trauma or Back to Sleep!

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

May Celebrations

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Self-care is an important human need! Tap into strategies that help kids practice self-care. Every parent deserves a few minutes of “me time” to recharge so they can parent at their best. Keep these tips in mind when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

May is also Happy National Pet Month! Our pets can teach us valuable lessons, such as patience, resilience, and forgiveness. What has your pet taught your family?

May 21st is Endangered Species Day -- What can you do with empty egg cartons? Transform them into an adorable turtle craft! Then talk with your child about sea turtle habitats and the importance of recycling.

May 31st is Memorial Day -- Are you looking for a fun Memorial Day activity your kids can do at home? This American Flag cup wreath is super simple and only requires a few supplies including red, white, and blue paper cups!

Observe With a DIY Magnifying Glass

How does using a magnifying glass change one's perspective? Help your kid get a closer look at household objects with this DIY magnifying glass activity!

7 Simple Springtime Outdoor Activities

Spring is finally here! After a few months of cold and rainy weather, it's thrilling to feel the wind in your hair and the warm sun on your face. What are some of your family's favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate spring?

Nature as Stress Relief for Kids

Nature play, or time spent in nature, is beneficial for many reasons, including relieving stress. And spring is a great time to get outdoors with your kid and take in those mood-boosting, creativity-sparking benefits!

LPB Daily Activity Calendar - May 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.

Learn Along Bingo Packets -- These bilingual, weekly Learn Along Bingo packets (one for PreK & K, one for Grades 1 & 2) will include a range of thematic learning opportunities for children to choose their own learning adventures. Emphasis will be on the PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast schedule and related printables that require minimal supplies or adult facilitation.

Craft a Nature Dragonfly

Nature walks are a great way to learn about the world around us! In this activity from @PBSKIDS, you and your child can create beautiful dragonflies using objects you can find on a nature walk.

Plant a Terrarium

Bring the great outdoors inside! You and your kids can create your own terrarium. Here are step-by-step directions from @PBSKIDS.

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!

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


May 7 -- It's a "Donkey Hodie" mini-marathon, tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Tune in for back-to-back adventures in the whimsical land of Someplace Else with @DonkeyHodieOfficial, who inspires kids to dream big, solve problems, and have fun along the way!

May 14 -- Travel around the world from the comfort of home with @LetsGoLunaHQ! Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, adventure along with Andy, Carmen, and Leo as they explore local regions and make friends everywhere they go!

May 21 -- Tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night, don't miss "Follow that Monkey" and "Back to the Jungle!" It's a @curiousgeorge double feature of cross-country adventures with family and friends.

May 28 -- There are so many fun and exciting things to do and see when you are on a trip with family! Grab the popcorn and make it a cozy movie night at home with "@danieltigertv: Tiger Family Trip," tonight on @PBSKIDS Family Night!

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