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Happy Thanksgiving from PBS KIDS & LPB!

LPB is full of gratitude for all of our families!  We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope all of you remain safe and healthy.

Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving and it couldn’t be busier! Dad is whipping up his famous turkey dinner while the Lakewood elementary kids are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving parade. But when things start to go off course, Arthur and his friends must fi nd a way to save the Thanksgiving celebration. Join in the excitement with this one-hour special from ARTHUR.

Check out the PBS Parents Thanksgiving Collection for many ideas and ways to make this Thanksgiving a special day for your child and your family.

Civic Engagement Booklist | 9 Picture Books About Voting and Elections

Research shows that talking to kids about the voting process makes them more likely to vote when they’re adults. These nine books can help you to start conversations with your little ones around not only voting, but democracy, citizenship, and equality.

Talking With Children About “Grandpa’s Drum”

Native American history is rich and varied, reflecting the strength and resiliency of its people. Use these trusted sources featuring @PBSKIDS' @MollyOfDenali to help your kids learn the history of and contemporary issues impacting Indigenous people.

Gratitude Turkey

Talk about gratitude with your kids with the help of this fun turkey-themed craft project! All you need is colored construction paper, a marker, and a glue stick or tape. 

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

From modeling gratitude to sharing "good things" each day, these ideas for expressing thanks can help your family pause to remember all of the goodness that fills your lives around Thanksgiving, and year-round.

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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.

Celebrating Fall Collection -- Explore the autumn scene while learning math, literacy, and science at the same time! These fall-themed resources highlight ways to make traditional fall activities - like visiting the apple orchard, going on nature hikes, and collecting colorful leaves - educational.

Picture Books to Help You Slow Down and Say Thanks

Gratitude is good for the soul. 🤗 This Thanksgiving, consider picking up one of these books to read aloud with your children and spark conversations about what makes them feel grateful.

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

How can we as parents encourage gratitude during times of stress or crisis? @PBSKIDS for Parents shares meaningful ways you can help your kids count their blessings during the holiday season.

For Greater Happiness, Teach Gratitude

How can we as parents fit more opportunities to express gratitude into our already packed schedules? Try a few of these strategies for making expressions of thanks part of your family's daily routine.

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks in The Advocate

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks will continue through November!

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.

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

FAMILY NIGHT

November 6-- It's a @curiousgeorge double feature! Everyone's favorite precocious little monkey is ready to take you on an adventure into the world of science, engineering, and math, tonight, for @PBSKIDS Family Night! 

November 13 -- Join us tonight for @PBSKIDS Family Night, featuring the @SesameStreet special "The Power of We." Watch as Elmo and friends talk about the importance of standing up to racism and working together to make the world a better place for everyone!

November 20 -- Tune in tonight for @PBSKIDS Family Night, when we celebrate the Thanksgiving season! @ArthurPBS, @PinkaliciousAndPeterrificPBS, @PBSmarthaspeaks, @cyberchase and @wildkrattsofficial will all be there with special holiday stories of gratitude.

November 27 -- Cozy up on the couch and break out the popcorn for a @PBSKIDS Family Night movie marathon! First up is @curiousgeorge, who goes on an epic adventure from outer space to the jungles of Africa in "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle," followed by "An @ArthurPBS Thanksgiving."

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