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Arthur (From Public Broadcasting TV) Special Show w/Lance Armstrong- Helping kids cope when someone is diagnosed with Cancer-

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Today I went to the WGBH Studio in Boston for a special screening of an Arthur episode that will air tomorrow, Monday 10/19. The epsiode is about helping kids cope when someone has cancer and features Lance Armstrong. The school nurse at my childrens elementary school called me the other day to tell me about it and put me in touch with one of the coordinators. The first 1 hour was watching this episode in one of their studios and then after is was followed by a discussion by a group of specialist ranging from Guidance Counselors, Doctors, etc. They also allowed for a Question and Answer session with those of us in the audience.

My kids watch Arthur and I thought it was tastefully done. It may be helpful for anyone with young children in their life, whether it be their own, grandchildren, etc, to have them watch this episode. The producer for this series also said that some Public Broadcasting Channels throughout the country will show the same show everyday this week because of the importance.

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Thanks for posting this. I am adding some information. I am so glad you had a chance to see the screening.

Educational materials:
PBS KIDS has additional ARTHUR resources for parents and teachers that can be used to help educate kids about cancer at http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/resources/.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation has provided episode-related materials that can be ordered (English & Spanish). Here's the link to order the ARTHUR Activity Booklet.... http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.khLXK1PxHmF/b.3474371/k.5763/Cancer_Information_for_Kids__LIVESTRONG_at_School_for_Elementary_School_Teachers.htm
For more information on the special episode of ARTHUR in The Great McGrady (where you can view a sneak peak of the Season 13 Premiere), go here.... http://pbskids.org/arthur/promo/sneak/index.html

For more information including lesson plans, visit WGBH or the The Lance Armstrong Foundation.

xoxoxoxo Lynn

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I will be visiting my grandchildren in Boston the end of the week. I hope to watch this with them. Thank you for the information.


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