Sparky the Fire Dog is the National Spokesman for the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association). He has his own website, which includes a huge variety of activities, games and videos geared towards teaching you and your child all about Fire Safety! Click on his name or picture to follow the link! After you visit the website, comment below your child's favorite activity!
Did you know that this week is National Fire Prevention Week for 2018? Here are some things to do to potentially prevent a home fire, or at the very least, minimize loss. One thing I have learned is that FIRES HAPPEN. They can happen to anyone at any time. Check out the TOP 10 causes of house fires in the United States.
8 Space Heater Safety Tips
Monday, October 1st was National Child Health Day! Check out the excellent graphic below to help your child live a healthy life that is as simple as 1. 2. 3. Take a minute to read through them all and reflect on how many of these you are doing well. Where might you improve?
I was recently surfing Facebook and came across a video that shocked me. I've been a Parent Educator for a long time and try to keep up with the latest information so I was surprised that I had never heard about the dangers of children sleeping in car seats outside of the car. So in honor of car seat safety week, please check out the following video.
Join us for...
Thursday, October 25th
5:30-6:30 p.m. at the
High Grove Early Childhood Center
Back Northwest side of the Bldg.
HGECC families bring your goblins
dressed up for the fun!
Please RSVP by 10/24 to 816-316-5521
Leave your name and number of kids attending
Your parent educator will be contacting you soon to schedule visits! We have a lot of fun things planned this year and can't wait to enjoy them with you and your family. If you do not have a parent educator, and would like one, please fill out the contact form. You can expect to hear from an educator as soon as possible. If you do have a parent educator and have not heard from her by the first week of September, you can find her number on that same contact page. Feel free to give her a call. She'd love to hear from you!
We look forward to partnering with you this year!!
Many parents think that child-resistant bottles of medication are childproof. They are NOT. The best way to protect your child from getting into medication is to store it properly. Keep medication out of sight and out of reach of children,preferably in a locked cabinet. Keep purses and bags, even those of guests in your home, out of reach of children. Approximately 60,000 children are brought to the emergency room each year because they got into medicine that was left within reach. Put the Poison Control Center's number in your cell phone and post it in your home (1-800-222-1222).
"Children are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would be even more curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore and discover new things, when it comes to medication, we want to be careful to keep them safe. Here are a few tips to show you how.
Hard Facts about Medication Safety
Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. In 2013, over 59,000 children were seen in emergency room for medicine poisoning. That’s one child every nine minutes. Almost all of these visits are because the child got into medicines during a moment alone."
The above excerpt can be found in it's entirety at www.safekids.org/medicinesafety. Be sure to click the above link to learn more about Top Tips for Keeping Your Kids safe around Medication.
While you may think that the child resistant caps on your medicine are keeping your children safe, you'd be surprised to see just how quickly they are able to "crack" the code to opening those bottle. Check out the following videos to see just how easy it can be.
Joint attention is when two or more people focus attention on the same object or event. It is important to establish to help your toddler talk. As adults we need to focus not only on what we say but how we say it! Check out the following links to see videos created about this concept by Cari Ebert from cariebertseminars.com. Be sure to follow Cari on Facebook, as she posts amazing information for parents to help their children learn and develop. She also has an additional joint attention video that can only be found on her Facebook page, so be sure to check it out as well!
According to Wikipedia, "Baby sign language is the use of manual signing allowing infants and toddlers to communicate emotions, desires, and objects prior to spoken language development. With guidance and encouragement signing develops from a natural stage in infants development known as gesture."
There are many advantages to teaching your baby sign language, including the reduction of frustration by both the baby and parents, since babies have learned to share their wants and needs before verbally able to communicate.
Be sure to stop by our Resource Center where you can find Sign Language Resources to borrow and introduce your baby to a new way of communicating.
Check out this video of a sweet one year old showing the baby signs that she knows.
Have you used Baby Sign with your baby? What signs have worked best for you?
The parent educators with Grandview Parents As Teachers have over 100 years of cummulative early childhood and home visiting experience.