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  Happy May from LPB and PBS KIDS!

You can still registeryour 4, 5 or 6 year oldfor LPB's Summer Camps! For only $200 ($25 non-refundable registration, $175 camp fee), LPB's Summer Camps are filled with lots of fun from your child's favorite PBS KIDS programming and characters. Each week's activities include centers that focus on buidling literacy skills, STEM skills, educational computer games and apps, and creativity. To see more visit our Photo Albums on the LPB Raising Readers Facebook page--look for Summer Camps!

Make Mom's Day!


Get ready for Mother’s Day and spend some quality family time together when you whip up something special using recipes from PBS Food. You’ll find dozens of ideas to honor all mother figures, including delicious brunch recipes, a “flower” lunch and a few eye-catching spring desserts.

Mother's day Must-Haves


Nothing says, “I love you, Mom!” like a homemade gift. Check out our Mother’s Day crafts for meaningful gift ideas for the moms, grandmoms and mother figures in your children’s lives. Learn more.

Children’s Books for Mother’s Day


Mothers, and the families they nurture, star in our fun and touching selection of recommended books for kids ages 0-9. From the classic, Are You My Mother? to the fun My Monster Mama Loves Me So, we round-up stories about the special connection between a mother and her child. Get the list.

Teacher Appreciation Week

The school year is almost over, but it is never too late to encourage your child to show appreciation for the educators in their lives. Help your children create special cards for people they appreciate with tips from Play and Learn with Arthur.

Recipe: Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Pretzels


Celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer with this simple recipe for patriotic pretzels. Your kids will love making their own and decorating them with sprinkles. Get the recipe.

Military Families in Transition

As May marks both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, Sesame Workshop salutes America’s military families, offering special resources and programming designed to help make the transition to a “new normal” as healthy as possible. Learn more.

Just for Kids: PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC: New Episodes

Join the fun with PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. Aimed at kids 3-5, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages viewers to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, including music, dance, theater and visual arts. Get creative with Pinkalicious, Peter and all their friends in Pinkville when you tune in for new episodes starting May 14! Check LPB's online schedule.

 LPB - PBS KIDS Family Nights!

Every Friday night at 6 PM (with repeats on Saturday and Sunday nights, the LPB PBS KIDS Channel hosts a special block for family viewing. This month tune in to watch DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet the New Baby (May 4, 5, and 6); ODD SQUAD SAVES THE WORLD (May 11, 12, and 13); PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC Marathon (May 18, 19, and 20); and THE PEG + CAT MYSTERY HOUR (May 25, 26, and 27).

Bring the Family: The National Memorial Day Concert

PBS offers you and your family a front-row seat to this annual star-studded concert, live, from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on the eve of Memorial Day. Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The National Memorial Day Concert airs on Sunday, May 27 at 7 p.m. on LPB. Learn more.

Program Highlights: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ and LITTLE WOMEN

Mark your calendars now to watch the new two-part film version of LITTLE WOMEN from the award-winning drama series MASTERPIECE, on Sunday May 13 and 20 at 7 PM on LPB.


Examine the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved books chosen by the public in THE GREAT AMERICAN READ. The series features reflections from notable and everyday citizens, culminating in a vote to choose "America’s Best-Loved Book." 
Premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM on LPB. Explore the books here and vote for your favorite one!

Literacy On-The-Go: Play Word Games Anywhere


Driving to school...waiting for the bus...standing in line at the grocery store...taking a walk around the block...sitting around the dinner table--These are great moments to play simple games that delight kids and engage their brains. Word games can boost children’s literacy skills by helping them recognize sounds, master letter identification, and build attention and working memory. Here are four simple games that don’t require any materials — so you can play them anywhere!