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


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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

Distance Learning: Up Close and Challenging

Distance Learning: Up Close and Challenging

Distance Learning: Up Close and Challenging Once upon a time, “distance learning” might have sounded easy: Find resources, sit your kids down, and voilà, they "do school" while you mop the floor or hop on the computer to do your own job remotely. The reality is a lot...

October, 2020 Books

October, 2020 Books

October, 2020 Books October means autumn is in full swing! Here is a collection of books celebrating this magical season... We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Richard Krieb, illustrated by R.W. Alley On Halloween night, a group of children set out to find the...

October, 2020 Activities

October, 2020 Activities

October, 2020 Activities What happens to the leaves on the trees in the fall? World Farm Animals Day! What sounds would you hear on a farm? The first week of October is “Get Organized” week! What is something your child can organize in their life? I spy something...

Holiday Pretzel-palooza!  

Holiday Pretzel-palooza!  

Holiday Pretzel-palooza! The gift of food is always welcome, and with four different variations of one easy, basic recipe, everyone will have their favorite. And the best part? Preschool kids can measure, pour and make these almost on their own with just a bit of...

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting The holidays are all about friends, family and community. Even during a pandemic, they offer opportunities to teach children about giving and sharing. While challenges with food security are real and on the rise, connecting with...

Creating Low-Cost (and Meaningful) Holiday Traditions!

Creating Low-Cost (and Meaningful) Holiday Traditions!

Creating Low-Cost (and Meaningful) Holiday Traditions! If 2020 has stretched you a bit thin, you may wonder where to find time, energy and funds to make this holiday season festive. Fortunately, you just need a little ingenuity to maximize the fun, minimize the cost...

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