PBS's Arthur and Lance Armstrong team up to help you talk to kids about cancer


When the lunch lady, Mrs. MacGrady, gets cancer on next week's episode of Arthur, the kids unite to help her--with a little help from Lance, of course.The Lance Armstrong Foundation partnered with the PBS children's series to create the special episode, which airs every weekday next week (check your local listings here).Plus, free resources on LAF's website help families and teachers talk with children about cancer. Parents can download the Family Activity Booklet, and kindergarten through second-grade teachers can download lesson plans that use the Arthur episode to help children express the emotions the show portrays of knowing someone diagnosed with cancer, and what they can do to reach out and help that person.Check out CURE's article on what kids need and want to know when a parent is diagnosed in "Straight Talk."

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