Monthly Archives: June 2013

Food Doesn’t Come From the Grocery Store!

By |June 26th, 2013|

We are so lucky to live somewhere that makes it relatively easy to teach our children about where food comes from. And experiencing where food comes from encourages even picky eaters to try new foods. Even if you live in town, there are lots of opportunities to help your child make this connection- and enjoy […]

Follow the CAR: Three Simple Steps to Increasing your Child’s Language Skills

By |June 26th, 2013|

Maybe you have a preschooler who just doesn’t stop talking and you sometimes wish you could have just a moment of quiet. This is actually a wonderful thing. Language skills are key in life to many of the abilities and successes you want for your child. Having meaningful conversations with your child not only will […]

Photo Contest for Teens!

By |June 17th, 2013|

The Lane County Public Health Prevention Team is excited to be starting a youth council. To kick start this group, the team is sponsoring the 2013 Lane County Teen Photo Contest.  Teens ages 13-18 who live in Lane County are eligible to submit photos they have taken.  Contest closes on June 30, 2013.

The theme of […]

One Potato, Two Potato

By |June 13th, 2013|

As parents of young children we hear lots of information about early literacy skills, or how to help your child learn the building blocks of reading. We don’t often hear about early math skills. However, studies have shown that, just like for reading, a child’s math skills as they enter kindergarten are a good sign […]

Hello, summer!

By |June 7th, 2013|

Do your kids still need plans for the summer?  Summer breaks start the first two weeks in June across the county, but if you are like me, your kids still need some organized activities to fill the long summer days.  While I have some family vacations and other regular summer activities scheduled there are some […]

Father Figures Making a Difference

By |June 3rd, 2013|

Gone are the days when fathers were stuck in prescribed gender roles and only interacted with their children for disciplinary or financial matters. Today, fathers contribute to their children’s overall development and well-being in many ways. They shop and play with children. They shuffle children to sports practices and doctor’s appointments. They prepare food, change […]