Newsletter Winter 2015
Recognizing the Good in What We Do Print E-mail

-Jessica Callahan, mother of two and FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT Commissioner

Weekday mornings are not an easy time in our household. They can be the most stressful part of the day. Some days a rough morning can gnaw at me throughout the day. I try to analyze what went wrong and how I could have done better. I am not alone. Everyday I hear parents struggling with their own regret and parental doubt.

 

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Ask Omi Print E-mail

By Meg Walkley
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You are Dancing as Fast as You Can!

I want to use my column this time to share with you a few of my observations on how you as parents and other caregivers are working hard to provide the best early childhood for the little ones in your lives:

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Healthy Eating Strategies for Babies and Toddlers Print E-mail

Here are some ways to help your child become a healthy eater:

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Resources Print E-mail

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. THEIR MISSION: to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. Learn More www.zerotothree.org

 
FIRST 5 Humboldt sponsored Playgroups Print E-mail

First Five Playgroup Times, Locations, and Contact Information

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Read to Me Print E-mail

By/por Beth Heavilin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (707)445-7087 ext. 2

Reading aloud to your child is a great way to slow down, be close and share some special time together. Books not only give us the pleasure of being together, but reading books aloud exposes young children to new words and concepts. Research suggest that just reading aloud to your child 15 minutes a day will go a long way towards your child’s readiness for school. The number of words a child hears in the first five years of life are a good predictor of their future success. When you read with your child, you are showing them that you think reading is important and you are helping them create a habit that will serve them well into the future.

 

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Go Play! Print E-mail

Healthy eating and physical activity go hand-in-hand. So make movement a part of everyday family life. Take walks as a family, go to the playground, or dance to your favorite music. And limit television and computer time. Children who spend the most time in front of a screen are also the most likely to overeat and be overweight.

 
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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