Don't miss out on our Prenatal/Postnatal group connection tomorrow night where one lucky family will win a car seat! We are teaming up with the Greene County Health Department and Abby Moody. Come learn more about WIC, breast feeding, infant massage, car seat safety, safe sleep, and postpartum. Supper will be provided.
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Prenatal/Postnatal group connection flyer. Tuesday, March 15th at 5:30PM at the North Greene Elementary School. We will be covering WIC, breast feeding, infant massage, car seat safety, safe sleep, and postpartum. One lucky family will win a car seat.
Today is Social Emotional Learning Day! Social/emotional skills are very important and benefit everyone in multiple ways. These skills can help one regulate emotions, manage stress, improve academically, improve mental health, etc. Parents can promote social/emotional learning in a variety of ways. For example, setting daily routines, asking questions, listening actively, using eye contact, talking about feelings, and even playing with their children. #SELday
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
#SELday
Even though your child is young, giving them small chores can have benefits in more than one way. Small chores can teach life skills, foster independence, give them a sense of responsibility, and even help with building routines. When giving your child chores try to help make it fun and keep in mind that perfection is not the goal.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Image of care giver and toddler helping each other sweep an outside sidewalk. It reads Toddler Chore Chart.
Chore chart that shows images for getting dressed, brushing teeth, combing hair, picking up clothes, picking up toys, and making bed.
Chores checklist. This lists get dressed, brush hair, brush teeth, make bed, pick up/put away clothes, pick up toys, help switch laundry, help sort clothes, sweep, dust, help vacuum, help load dishwasher (no breakables), put dishes away, help cook (with supervision), help fold clothes, put away shoes, help clean up messes. There are two spaces left open to add your own ideas in, along with a notes section.
Today Feeding America will be at the North Greene Unit Office (Bright Futures Office) again at noon until supplies last. See flyer for more details.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Drive-Up Food Giveaway Flyer. 250 E Sherman St, White Hall, IL 62092. Wednesday March, 9th 2022.
Here is a simple St. Patrick's Day activity to do at home with your little ones. Have your child string rainbow colored cereal, such as Fruit Loops, on a string to make a necklace. You can even cut shamrocks out of paper to add to the necklace too! This is a great activity to work on pincer grasp and hand-eye coordination. Your child may like to taste test a couple along the way too.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Homemade necklace with rainbow colored cereal on a string with a shamrock cut out of construction paper. The shamrock says "I'm so lucky".
Egg My Yard Fundraiser: Proceeds benefit The Walden Family Adoption as they are adopting a child from China. Any yard in Greene County is able to be egged! Pre-filled eggs are available to anyone. Pickup dates and places will be determined at a later time. All orders must be in by March 31st.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Egg My Yard Flyer for the Walden Family Adoption Fundraiser. Eggs can be filled with candy or mixture of candy and small toys. Egg My Yard is available in Greene County. Pre-filled eggs are available to anyone to pickup at designated times/places. This event is sponsored by Chris Lyons: Country Financial.
Children learn so much from books.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Picture of Cat In The Hat reading a book. Beside him it says, the more that you READ, the more things you will know. The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll go.
Drive-Up Food Giveaway
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
blue background with fruits and vegetables and details explaining that there will be a drive-up food giveaway on March 9, 2022 at 250 E. Sherman St.  in White Hall, Illinois 62092
With St. Patrick's Day coming, consider putting a spin on a simple sensory bin. You can use food coloring to dye cooked spaghetti noodles or dried beans. Make all different colors of rainbow. You can even talk about the different colors with your child as they play with the noodles or beans.
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Shows a child's hands touching spaghetti noodles that have been dyed pink, orange, green, blue, and purple.
Shows a child's hand reaching into a bin to touch dried beans that have been dyed red, blue, green, yellow, and purple.
Check out the link below to see why routines are import for kids. Hands On As We Grow gives good tips and suggestions like, Morning Routine: Wake up, watch a show, make breakfast, potty, eat breakfast, getting dressed, put shoes and coat on, and out the door. Nap time Routine: Make lunch, eat lunch, play a little, read a book and then nap time. Bedtime Routine: Take a bath, put pajamas on, brush teeth, potty, read a book, and then bedtime. https://handsonaswegrow.com/routines-important-kids/?utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=My+Favorite+Mom+Tips%21%20-%207676822
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Why routines are important for kids flyer. Shows a child brushing their teeth.
Come join us tonight at 5:30PM at the North Greene Elementary. We will discuss WIC, Breast Feeding, infant massage, car seat safety, safe sleep, and postpartum.
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Prenatal/Postnatal Workshop Flyer. Thursday, February 24th at 5:30PM at the North Greene Elementary. We will discuss WIC, Breast Feeding, infant massage, car seat safety, safe sleep, and postpartum.
Research has shown that reading, singing, and talking to your baby while they are in the womb promotes brain activity and can promote early literacy skills and language development. Literacy skills continue to develop while continuing this with your baby after they are born. Even though a baby is not able to speak, they are learning about the world around them.
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
"When Can My Baby Hear Me in the Womb" flyer. Shows a pregnant mother singing to her baby in her womb. Pictures babies at different stages in pregnancy. At 9 weeks, ears begin to develop. At 16 weeks, some sounds are detected. At 24 weeks, your baby will turn head toward voices.
Free trees to kids for Earth Day through Neighborhood Forest, now in its 13th year! Visit emmauspl.org/free-tree for info and register at the link by Feb. 28 to receive a free tree (6-12 inches) during Earth Week. #EarthWeek #freetrees #somuchmorethanbooks
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Neighborhood Forest Free Trees to Kids for Earth Day flyer.
Formula Recall! Check this article along with the formula you have in your home!! The recall includes certain Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas. If you have any questions, please reach out for assistance!! https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
green background with the word RECALL in bold letters
Don't forget to join us tonight for our dental night group connection. Come for a chance to win this dental themed raffle basket!
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Picture of a dental raffle basket. Includes things like mouth wash, toothbrushes, tooth paste, sugar free gum, baby teethers, etc.
Dental Night Flyer. Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside will be speaking, Wednesday, February 16th at 5:30PM at the North Greene Hight School. Supper will be provided.
COVID-19 Vaccination are running through February. See more information on the flyer. The Greene County Health Department is also continuing with WIC clinics on Tuesday in Carrollton and on Wednesday in Roodhouse. You will need to call ahead to make a WIC appointment.
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
COVID-19 Vaccination flyer from the Greene County Health Department.
Happy Valentine's Day! Looking for an inexpensive way to show your child some love today? Make short simple notes. Note different things that you like about your child, why you are proud of them, and that you love them. Hide the notes around the house and have your child find them. Sit with your child and read each note to them. They will enjoy the time with you as well as the sweet words.
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Notes of encouragement for kids. For example, "You are so very loved and special."
Fred Rogers was right when he said that for our children, play is serious learning and it is the work of childhood. Promote your child playing, this is where they will learn.
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
A quote from Fred Rogers. Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Join Us For Dental Night! RSVP today
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Dental Night Workshop Flyer for February 16th at 5:30 pm.  Has a clipart of girl brushing her teeth
Here is a fun Valentine snack activity for your kiddo. Find different ingredients that you would like to add to the mix. These may be items you already have on hand. You can use things like chex mix, M & M's, raisins, marshmallows, pretzels, teddy grahams, or any other favorite snack item. Let your child help make the mix by putting the ingredients together and mixing it. If your child is a bit older you can "read off a recipe" off to your child as they follow the steps. For example, "Put 5 marshmallows in the bowl. Next, put 3 raisins in. Mix well." Your child will enjoy helping create this snack with you!
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Big heart shaped platter with small heart holes that is holding food