Paper Lanterns for the Chinese New Year

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Families come together to enjoy great food and watch lion dances during the 15th day of the first lunar month. This celebration is know as the Lantern Festival. Here is a fun activity where your child can create their own lantern!

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EVERY CHILD IS A READER

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Gail Boushey is a literacy expert and co-author of the book that coined the idea of “three ways to read.” In this interview, she discusses how reading pictures and retelling stories are also valuable reading experiences.

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7 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

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Valentines day is right around the corner! Here are several different options to consider when you sit down to write your Valentine's Day cards. These cards are so cute, Cupid himself wouldn't be able to resist making one or two of them!

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Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?

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If so, fill out this form or email us at npred@npr.org. A member of NPR Ed may be in touch and your response may be used in an upcoming story.

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STORIES AND HISTORY

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Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and reading levels, and there are so many themes to explore with children during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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Monster Music

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The monsters of Sesame Street want to jam with you! Join Elmo and friends as they make some marvelous monster music. You can sing with Cookie, bang on the drums with Oscar, and tap on the keyboard with Elmo.

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Cardboard Guitars

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Listening to music is fun, and playing an instrument is even better! But what if you could create your own instrument and then play some catchy tunes? Now you can, and it is super easy to make! In no time, you will have your on band and be jamming to your own tunes! The best part is that it's super easy to make, and you will find all of the materials around your house!

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

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PBS Announces Black History Month Programming

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To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, PBS offers documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

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The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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Family String Puppets

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It is time to put your imagination to the test, and create some family entertainment with homemade puppets! The whole family can be involved with this simple craft. You really only need a cereal box, a scissors, markers, and your imagination!

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Family History Fun

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Have you ever wondered what your grandparents did for fun when they were your age? Or what their favorite food, or game was? Well, join Arthur in a little family history fun!!

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DIY New Year's Eve Wreath

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Happy New Year from SDPB!! 2018 is finally upon us! You can show everyone your holiday spirit by using some of that left over tinsel to create a beautiful New Year's wreath.

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Full Time Kid: The Cup Game

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Do you think you have rhythm? Maya, the Full Time Kid, has a fun game that will teach you rhythm and dexterity. And the best part is that you only need is a plastic cup!

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DIY Snow Globe

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If you are going to have multiple children running around your house today, keep them entertained with this fun winter craft!

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