Newsletter Spring 2015
Sing The Transition Print E-mail

By Rebecca Lowry, MSW, First 5 Humboldt Commissioner

When I was 8 years old, my parents drove our family 1,400 miles from Vancouver to San Diego in a sky blue Volkswagen bus. I recall miles of trees and occasional squabbles over seat space with my brothers.

Ask Omi & Beth! Print E-mail

By Meg Walkley & Beth Heavilin

The 5 Protective Factors

At the First 5 Humboldt Playgroups we are guided by the wisdom of the research around the “5 Protective Factors”. The protective factors: Social Connections, Parental Resilience, Concrete Support in times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and Social and Emotional Competence are five areas that communities, organizations, groups and families can support to help families be strong. Families have taken the more formal titles first used to describe the 5 factors and put them into more family-friendly words. In this article, we will use both titles and provide examples of how these factors look in our communities.

Oral Health is Good Health! Print E-mail

Many parents don’t realize they should start brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as that first baby tooth sprouts.

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FIRST 5 Humboldt sponsored Playgroups Print E-mail

FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT Sponsored Playgroups:
Grupos de Juego Patrocinados por FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT:

Dual Language Learners: Five Tips for Parents Print E-mail

Parents with limited English proficiency have heard different messages about the language-learning needs of their children.

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

Aquí está una lista de cosas divertidas y económicas para hacer con tu hijo. ¿Sabes de algún evento que debería anunciarse aquí? Envía un email a Jennifer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it