Reading to Children: Why It’s So Important and How to Start

Babies and young children are sponges that soak in practically everything in their environments. It’s true! Even during story time, their minds are at work, taking in all the language they hear and lessons the characters learn. Reading to your child — at any age — will boost their brain development, your bond, and so […]

Ear Infection

When someone has an ear infection, fluid builds up in the middle ear. After a respiratory tract infection has gone away, fluid may remain inside the ear and take a month or longer to go away. Sometimes this fluid can become infected, leading to acute otitis media (AOM). OME is more common than AOM. Ear […]

The Baby Teeth Eruption Chart: All You Need to Know

This article was taken from the Pampers website but gives wonderful information. As your baby grows, you’ll start looking for those first tiny teeth to poke through the gums — an exciting milestone. Although the teething period can be hard for some babies, the upside is that you have lots of toothy grins to look […]

Fun Things to Paint With

Pudding Paint What you need:• Instant Vanilla Pudding• Food Coloring What to do: Mix pudding according to directions.Add food coloring for desired color.Finger paint on paper plates.Completely Edible! Kool-Aid Finger Paint What you need:• 2 cups flour• 2 packs unsweetened Kool-Aid• 1/2 cup salt3 cups boiling water• 3T. oil What to do:Mix wet into dry. […]

Inexpensive Children’s Activities

Make a Potato Picture: Cut a potato in half, and carve a simple shape or design into it. Let your child dip the potato into finger paint and press it on a clean piece of paper, aluminum foil, or on a paper bag. Use the finished masterpiece for a homemade card, wrapping paper, or trick […]

Reading to Children: Why It’s So Important and How to Start

Babies and young children are sponges that soak in practically everything in their environments. It’s true! Even during story time, their minds are at work, taking in all the language they hear and lessons the characters learn.  Reading to your child — at any age — will boost their brain development, your bond, and so […]

March 2nd is Read Across American Day

Check out this site for great ideas to get your children involved with reading: https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-day/national-read-across-america-day-dr-seuss-day-march-2-unless-weekend

Car Seat Safety

Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law (effective January 1, 2019) For more information and handout items click on the following: Car Seat Check Events Check events are set up in public areas such as shopping center parking lots. Checks are conducted for a set period of time (usually 3-4 hours). Parents and caregivers bring their child’s […]

Fire Prevention Preparedness Tips

Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas. Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two ways to escape from every room of your home. Plan regular fire drills and practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year.  Make them at different times of […]