Thinkport Bulletin: Holiday Activities Are Here!

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December 20, 2016

Holiday Greeting

Light up holiday learning with a festive assortment of activities and articles. This week we look at the meaning behind the holidays, discover ways to expand children's emotional IQ, and share tips and information on how to avoid those inevitable holiday meltdowns. 

All About

Let’s Get the Party Started!

All About the Holidays
You can feel it in the air! The holidays are here. Before you break out the presents, help your children or students learn about the history and significance behind some of our favorite holidays.


Teaching About the Holidays in Public Schools
Find common ground among the winter holidays! The following article from Edutopia offers thoughtful suggestions to help teach children and students about the various holidays, and explore some of their similarities.

Holiday Meltdowns

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns
The holidays can take a toll on our patience and create cranky moments for our kids. Here are some takeaway tips and articles to help make the most out of these unfortunate situations.

Additional Resources:
- Talking About Meltdowns
- The Art of Negotiating With Kids

Daniel Tiger

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Ugga Mugga means "I love you!" Help young learners expand their social and emotional vocabulary this holiday season with input from Daniel Tiger. The activities cover topics ranging from friendships and conquering fears, to coping with disappointment.

Holiday Treat

Holiday Treats
Treats and traditions! Gather around the kitchen and stir up some scrumptious sweets. Our friends at PBS Parents share a collection of yummy recipes that are sure to become family favorites.

MPT/PBS Spotlight

NEW Channel Premiere! NHK WORLD TV  

Launch Date: December 20
MPT's new channel delivers news and programs, in English, to an overseas market. Topics including politics, the economy, technology and pop culture are presented from a multilateral perspective.

Shakespeare Live!

Friday, December 23 at 9:30 pm on MPT.
Tune into a star studded gala to celebrate the international legacy of Shakespeare in all of the performing arts; including opera, ballet, hip hop, blues, jazz and musical theater.
View trailer!

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