CASY Family Newsletter
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Preventing Child Abuse: Knowing the Signs ~ April 6th at 11am
What to Look for in a Quality Summer Program ~ April 15th at 12:30pm
Breastfeeding ~ April 23rd at 12:30pm
Join CASY's Family Engagement Specialists in welcoming Shelbey Rea from ICAP - Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) as she discusses breastfeeding during this Guest Presenter Family Webinar.
Did you miss this webinar? Click the flyer below to watch the recording!
Language Delays in Toddlers: Information for Parents
Your baby is able to communicate with you long before he or she speaks a single word! A baby's cry, smile, and responses to you help you to understand his or her needs. Click here to learn how children communicate and what to do when there are concerns about delays in development.
Are Your Children Getting Enough Physical Activity?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids 6 years and older get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week. This can come from walking to and from school, for example, or a sports practice.
With many schools closed and sports seasons canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be more challenging for children to stay active. But even as children stay home more, active play such as hopscotch, jumping rope or a game of tag can help keep kids healthy and fit. Active play comes naturally to kids and has many proven health benefits: better sleep, improved mood, increased focus, healthy muscles and bones, fundamental strength and coordination development, relaxation and resilience, building social skills.
Are your children getting enough physical activity each day?
This Physical Activity Checker is here to help! Start by entering your child's name. Type in the name of the activity, how long your child does the activity, and the intensity. Enter as many activities as you wish. The stopwatch will calculate the minutes for each activity and let you know when you hit 60 minutes. Add more family members and check their activities, too!
How To Teach Kids To Be A 'Helper'
Here's some expert-backed advice for parents who want their children to be positive forces in their communities.
Mister Rogers famously told children to “look for the helpers” ― the people in this world who work to assist others and spread goodness, even (or especially) in challenging times.
But you don’t have to be a grown-up to be a helper. Kids can play this role too. In fact, learning to be a helper from a young age is one way children thrive and develop into adults who want to make the world a better place. Learn more here.
Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child
In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should consider as you ponder this difficult choice.
Guiding Children by Using Questions
YouTube’s ‘supervised experiences’ help parents choose what content their kids can see
Aimed to help parents with children who are too old for the Kids app but too young for complete access
Helping Kids Express Their Emotions
Expressing emotions and having them accepted and validated is important for both children and grown-ups. And there’s a whole spectrum of emotions to feel! While many grown-ups view emotions as good or bad, the truth is that emotions are not good or bad — they just are. Emotions are a gift. To be a well-balanced individual who experiences the full range of human experiences, we will eventually experience the full range of emotions that come along with that existence.
The problem or challenge is this: Emotions can be a big experience, and children may not yet know how to handle them. And if a grown-up didn’t have the experience of learning to express their emotions as a child, it can feel like a tough task to help our children express their emotions. How can we help them do something if we have little to no experience with it?
Here are a few steps to follow to help your children express their emotions.
March 26th is Social-Emotional Learning Day
10+ Social Emotional Activities for Home
Family friendly live performances are a wonderful introduction for your child into the world of performing arts. Here are some tips to help children prepare for visits to performance venues.
Talking Positively to Kids About Scary Weather
Here are three things you can do to use books and conversation to help kids get weather ready.
Using Weather to Teach Early Science Lessons
The next time you are outdoors or see weather developing, remember that the most influential science lesson is often the one right in front of you. For science lesson ideas, keep these easy tips in mind.
3 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Severe Weather
Click here for tips to help you talk with your child about severe weather.