Spring is a great time to explore nature with your children as well as participating in many other activities. Activity Village has some great spring craft ideas to do with your children. Some of the craft ideas include puzzles, games, crafts and coloring pages.
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With the holiday season approaching, UMaine Extension has a great video on Gift Giving and Overindulgence. This video also has some great ideas on alternatives for gifts by using family time and making memories that will last a lifetime.
The Maine Resilience Building Network was formed in February, 2012. In 2011, a research study and report called “Working with Adverse Childhood Experiences: Maine’s History, Present, and Future” was conducted for the Maine Children’s Growth Council Health Accountability Team.
Maine Resilience Building Network is a collective of organizations from throughout Maine. We focus on resilience in people and communities. Resilience is the ability to overcome stresses and adversity. Resilience is built through supportive relationships, positive experiences, and by learning skills. Resilience is unique in each person.
To find out more about the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN) select the link.
Now that August is here, some schools will be starting at the end of the month. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has some great information about keeping kids of all ages safe while going to and while in school.
Please check out the link for some great information.
When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat. Teens Health has a great resource to stay safe in the water during the hot summer days.
Go Green for Kids! is a great resource from Penn State University for children to learn about reduce, reuse and recycle.
Penn State’s Better Kid Care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs are teaming up to bring you “Go Green for Kids,” a monthly tip to help you provide a healthier and safer environment for the children in your care. IPM works to promote healthy alternatives for pest management to lower children’s exposure to both pests and pesticides through a variety of educational programs. Resources for children, teachers, and parents are available on the IPM website. This month’s focus is on…recycling.
Maine Maple Sunday March 24th. This is a great day to plan some family time. It informs kids on where the syrup comes from and the process that is involved in making maple syrup. To find a list of activities in your area go to Get Real Get Maine.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a publication available if you think you may be interested in tapping some maple trees yourself.
There are some great recipes that include maple syrup. If you think you would like to try some recipes Betty Crocker has several to choose from.
Hopefully you will get a chance to enjoy Maine Maple Sunday!
As the days become longer and the weather starts to warm up people of all ages can Spring into Action! Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air while getting physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control has a great resource on the importance of being outside.
Even though March is just around the corner, it’s still flu season. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a publication on the benefits of hand washing #4067 The ABCs of Hand Washing.
Extension.org has a great resource with information on when children start walking as well as parenting tips for your 9 month old baby. The information also describes different factors regarding the timeline on when they should start walking.