Strong Families, Strong Kids: First 5 LA’s Monthly Parenting Newsletter


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February 2021 – Low Vision Awareness Month and Other Screenings! What Your Child Has Learned During COVID-19! Sugar-Free Smash Cake Recipe and More!

January 2021 – Beyond Pandemic Survival Mode: Feeling Your Feelings! Body Positivity! Inauguration Day Craft & Activities!

December 2020 – Holiday Activities and Resources! Community-Care is Self-Care! And More!

November 2020 – Special Needs? Don’t Wait to Advocate with S.C.H.O.O.L.!

October 2020 – Distance Learning: Tips for Overcoming Challenges; Celebrating LBGTQ+ Parents, Talking to Kids about Voting and More!

September 2020 – Enhance Your At-Home Learning Environment! Activities for Celebrating Native American Day!

August 2020 – Back to School Resources! Celebrate Best Friends Day! ????

July 2020 – Summer Camp Safety! Promoting Summer Learning! Ice Cream Recipes & More! ????

June 2020 – Talking to Kids About Race

May 2020 – Happy Mother’s Day! Meet Angela the Gorilla! DIY Mother’s & Father’s Day Gifts!

April 2020 – Staying Positive During the Pandemic, Demystifying Viruses, Child Abuse Prevention and More! Abuse Prevention and More!

March 2020 – Spring Break Staycation! Women’s History Month!

February 2020 – Activities for Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day, and more!

January 2020 – Why Your Family Counts in the U.S. Census

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day You are your child’s first teacher and are very important to their intellectual growth. From the beginning, your baby is learning language skills that will help with learning how to read, write and communicate out loud in the...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

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