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Happy Fall and Happy Halloween from PBS KIDS & LPB!

Autumn is a great time for children to explore the season with all of their senses! Design a suncatcher, make leaf observations or paint with nature! @PBSKIDS has even more fun games and crafts in celebration of fall.


Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is the special night when all the neighborhood ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play. Encourage your little monster to be a good neighbor this Halloween as you help them prepare for the spooky night. Use these tricks (and treats!) to celebrate...if you dare!

Check out these pumpkin carving templates!

At-Home Learning on the Air

Learn at home with @PBSKIDS! Watch shows that teach reading, math, science, life lessons and more each day on LPB KIDS 24/7 CHANNEL.  Check out this October Learn at Home with LPB KIDS Schedule starting Oct. 5th that shows grade levels and learning goals!  Don't miss these Learn at Home BINGO packets for Grades PreK-K and Grades 1-2 for October learning:

Week of October 5th - Let's Build, Grades PreK-KGrades 1-2
Week of October 12th - Be Kind, Grades PreK-K | Grades 1-2
Week of October 19th - Celebrating Fall, Grades PreK | Grades 1-2
Week of October 26 - Let's Vote, Grades PreK-K | Grades 1-2

Spanish versions can be found HERE!

Curious George Coming October 5th to LPBKIDS 24/7

There's one monkey you can always count on to go on exciting adventures. Catch all-new episodes of @curiousgeorge on LPBKIDS 24/7 starting October 5th!  Check out the online schedule for times.

Let's Vote! Talking to Children About Voting

PBS Parents: Let's VOTE HUB

An election year gives us a great opportunity to talk with our children about fairness and making decisions as a group. Try taking a family vote on what movie to watch, book to read, or what to have for dinner. Explain that everyone in the family gets one vote. Then, the book, movie, or meal with the most votes wins. Have your child count up the votes and announce the winner! It’s a perfect example of using math in real life. Keep exploring elections by reading picture books about civic responsibility, watching a video about how communities come together to vote, and using the activities, crafts, and games below to explore important counting and sorting skills.

Digital Literacy: Raising Tech and Media Savvy Kids

We want our children to grow up to tech-savvy — while avoiding the risks that too much media or inappropriate content might bring. Here are a few things you can do to build digital literacy skills starting from early ages.

LPB_DailyActivityCalendar_October.jpg#asset:40430October Activities Calendar

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.  

Elinor Wonders Why Collection -- Be curious with Elinor and her friends, Ari and Olive, in the PBS KIDS series Elinor Wonders Why. In this show, Elinor, an observant and curious bunny rabbit, Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant, follow their natural curiosity and seek out answers using their science inquiry skills. 

Find an array of resources—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.

How Childrean Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

How do you handle screen time with your kids? How much screen time is okay? One way to turn media into a thoughtful, constructive learning experience for children is to use screen time to engage with them.

Searching it Up | Search it Up

How do we know if what we see on the Internet is real or fake? In this episode of "Search It Up!," kids test their skills with the 'Fake and Real Quiz Show' and then think of ways they can verify if what they find online is true.

9 Tips to Help Your Child Wear a Mask

Are you having a hard time getting your children to wear a mask? Talk to them about being a mask-wearing superhero! @PBSKIDS shares this and other ideas for helping your child adjust to wearing a mask.

Activate your mask power! Martin and Chris Kratt of @wildkrattsofficial want you to know that there's always a person underneath the mask! Wearing one is one of the things that can keep us healthy and safe.

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.

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


October 2 -- It's a @naturecatshow Double Feature! Join everyone's favorite backyard explorer extraordinaire and his animal pals for back-to-back adventures in the great outdoors tonight for @PBSKIDS Family Night!
October 9 -- Tune in tonight for @PBSKIDS Family Night, when real families explore race and racism in their own words, followed by special @xavierriddlehq and @ArthurPBS episodes featuring Civil Rights heroes who changed the world, including Rosa Parks and John Lewis. 

October 16 -- From the deep sea to the amazing Amazon, wildlife adventure awaits on @PBSKIDS Family Night! Encounter wild animals and explore their habitats, all from the comfort of home, tonight during PBS KIDS @wildkrattsofficial Movie Marathon.

October 23 -- Halloween is almost here! Celebrate the season with some spooky stories from @ArthurPBS, @OddSquadPBS, @OfficialReadyJetGo, and more of your favorites, 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,