Spring 2015 BrightStart
Come to BrightStart™ March 7th!
The BrightStart experience is for families of toddlers (up through three years old) and their brothers and sisters up through seven years old. The children enjoy a rich social experience guided by our expert early childhood team. Children participate in active, age-appropriate play, while they experience arts, crafts, music and games. We have a well staffed nursery for infants.
Are you expecting a baby or raising a child up through three years old? You're invited! Remember, you are your child's first and best teacher!
Parents receive tools proven to help their children succeed in school and life. Come and learn how to increase your child's attention span, develop a strong emotional bond with your baby, and boost your child's brain development and language skills. Topics include:Read more: Spring 2015 BrightStart
Help with the Imagination Playground!
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough block-based system designed to transform children's lives through play. Through the generosity of Building Healthy Families' supporters, an Imagination Playground was introduced at our Kids' Fair in September 2012! And through our partnership with the the Office of Neighborhoods and Families, we have use of space for the playground.
But we still need volunteers to help supervise the playground. Are you the kind of person who wants to make an investment in the lives of children in your community? Watch this video to learn how the Imagination Playground helps children develop what they need to succeed in school and in life. It only takes a few hours on a Saturday to give kids a life-changing opportunity to grow and have fun. Sign up here or call us at 860.375.0121 to find out more. Check out our facebook page to see if the Imagination Playground will be open this week.
Children need 1000 hours of exposure to books, reading, and writing before they start school.
Get plenty of calcium, the bone density nutrient, by choosing low fat dairy products, go for 3 servings each day.
The Imagination Playground runs on most Saturday mornings at the Neighborhood Resource Center at 153 Spruce Street in Manchester. Watch for the signs outside to know when it is open!