Winter Wonderland STEAM Ideas

By |2021-01-12T15:58:14-08:00January 11th, 2021|All Articles|

As the weather cools, leaves blanket the earth, and rain creates new puddles teeming with life, children find themselves drawn to explore the world in new ways.  As parents, you can support your child’s love of learning by doing STEAM activities at home. And winter is the perfect time to introduce new STEAM concepts to [...]

Milestones in Speech and Language Development

By |2020-12-04T10:24:43-08:00December 4th, 2020|All Articles, Baby|

It starts one day with an adorable babble. Then the next, you’re pretty sure you heard your baby say “Dada.” And next thing you know, your child is talking nonstop about video games, telling Knock Knock Jokes, and reading to you from their favorite book. The first three years of a child’s life is the [...]

2020 Winter Holiday Resource List

By |2020-11-24T13:42:35-08:00November 24th, 2020|All Articles|

(en Espanol) 2020 Winter Holiday Resource List PDF Other resources may be available. Call 211 or visit www.211info.org This holiday resource list was created before the Two-Week Statewide Freeze. Please contact the organizations listed here to verify the information and obtain any updates. Food Boxes* *Food distribution centers are uncertain if they will be [...]

Helpful (And Not So Helpful) Beliefs Parents Have About Their Child’s Behavior

By |2020-11-20T16:46:45-08:00November 18th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

It is extremely rewarding and enjoyable to be a parent, but it’s not always easy. And sometimes we make it harder for ourselves by holding beliefs about our children’s behavior that are exaggerated, untrue—or sometimes just plain unhelpful. When our children misbehave—whether it’s throwing toys or name calling—we sometimes look for a reason “why.” [...]

Using Your Voice to Enact Change

By |2020-11-18T15:46:08-08:00November 18th, 2020|All Articles|

“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.” Maggie Kuhn, an American activist who spearheaded the Gray Panthers movement to protect the rights of the elderly, is attributed with saying this. Her quote is a great reminder that sometimes advocacy requires a bit of vulnerability. You may be passionate about an issue, and that [...]

Morning Routines Simplified

By |2020-11-05T11:03:46-08:00November 5th, 2020|Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

During a “normal” school year, parents and kids rush out the door each morning, scarfing down breakfast, grabbing their backpacks, and lacing up their shoes, as they narrowly miss the school bus or carpool. This school year, however, mornings look a little differently for many of us. Instead of signing permission slips and finding lost [...]

2020 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2020-10-09T13:54:49-08:00October 9th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the best way to [...]