Newsletter Fall 2014
Learning Compassion Print E-mail

Motherhood has taught me many lessons, a surprising one was reduced judgment. This is not to say I was an awful person before I had my daughter, but I never took into consideration that each person has their own unique story.

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Ask Omi Print E-mail

By Meg Walkley

As we head into Fall and early Winter, many families mention the stress that comes with the Holidays. This is especially true when time and money are tight. Here are some ideas to help you simplify the season.

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Tips for Reading with Children Print E-mail
  1. Spend time with children talking, telling stories and singing songs. These are fun and important activities that help children get ready for reading.
  2. Read to and with children every day. This shows that daily reading and spending time together is important.
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FIRST 5 Humboldt sponsored Playgroups Print E-mail

First Five Playgroup Times, Locations, and Contact Information

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Is my child OK? Print E-mail

By Beth Heavilin

Most caregivers ask this question from time to time. Often we compare our children to other children around the same age. Children develop skills, like walking and talking, in a sequence that is generally associated with how old they are.

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THINGS TO DO Print E-mail

Here’s a list of inexpensive, fun things to do with your child. Do you know of an event that should be in this section? Email Jennifer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Potter the Otter’s Healthy Tips! Print E-mail
  1. Drinking water
  2. Participating in exercise
  3. Serving water and low-fat milk at meal and snack time
  4. Rewarding kids with non-food items