Does your child not like to get all bundled up to go outside? Or maybe it is too cold to be outside? Your child can still enjoy the snow by bringing it inside! Fill a container such as a pan, tub, or bowl with snow and bring it indoors. Your child can play with just the snow or you can add small toys and/or containers for them to play with too. Another idea is letting them paint on the snow! Put water in some small bowls or cups, add a few drops of food coloring, give them paint brushes, and let them be an artist!
8 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
3 kids playing in snow that is in a tote, inside, with different colors of water paint
The Dental Safari Bus is coming to North Greene Elementary on January 31 and February 1st. If interested, the following forms need to be completed by January 28th so that we make sure that there is enough interest. Click here to get forms https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1797227/20220113140923523.pdf
8 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
brown background with dental safari company written on it
FREE KIDS DENTAL DAY!! Mark your calendars! Don't miss this great opportunity to have your kids seen by a dentist! Free Kids Day at Beavers Family Dentistry-come get your kids a free screening and meet their mascot! All you need to do is call the office and ask for a time slot for the Free Kids Day! Saturday, February 5, 2022! Call: (217) 942- 6964. They are located at 403 Locust, Carrollton, IL 62016
8 months ago, Emily Forrester
Beaver dressed up as a dentist
Do twins reach developmental milestones at the same time? When you have twins it's natural to compare everything that they do. However, they are still both unique people with individual differences. To read more about twins check out this interesting article. - https://pathways.org/twin-development/... - Original article published by Pathways.Org
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
yellow background with twin babies  sitting together
Per the Greene County Health Department, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available in Roodhouse tomorrow, January 19th. at 305 S Morse Street (Dr. Voights' old office). The clinic runs from 9am-6:30pm, but is closed from 12-1pm for a lunch break. Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Children under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian or sent with a signed and notarized permission note with another adult. Boosters also available. See our upcoming Events section for more information!
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Per the Greene County Health Department, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available in Roodhouse tomorrow, January 19th  at 305 S Morse Street (Dr. Voights' old office). The clinic runs from 9am-3pm, but is closed from 12-1pm for a lunch break. Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Children under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian or sent with a signed and notarized permission note with another adult. Boosters also available. See our upcoming Events section for more information!
Per the Greene County Health Department, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available in Roodhouse tomorrow, January 12th. at 305 S Morse Street (Dr. Voights' old office). The clinic runs from 9am-3pm, but is closed from 12-1pm for a lunch break. Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Children under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian or sent with a signed and notarized permission note with another adult. Boosters also available. See our upcoming Events section for more information!
9 months ago, Emily Forrester
Per the Greene County Health Department, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available in Roodhouse tomorrow, January 12th. at 305 S Morse Street (Dr. Voights' old office). The clinic runs from 9am-3pm, but is closed from 12-1pm for a lunch break. Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Children under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian or sent with a signed and notarized permission note with another adult. Boosters also available. See our upcoming Events section for more information!
Watch the video below! This explains children and their BIG feelings. Young children are still trying to learn how to understand, control, and cope with their feelings. We as adults, parents, and caregivers still struggle at times with our feelings and need to keep this in mind when the child in our life has their next "fit". https://vimeo.com/136542833?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR3ERra7yEA6sBVCw4jHSkkGUUe3QKihgtOSKhVl2mdGORlf9n7jlHLCIU8
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Can you spot🔎 the three things that make this #TummyTime session fun for baby? 1️⃣ Sibling involvement. Who doesn't love hanging out and chatting it up with an older sibling? 2️⃣ Getting down on the floor at baby's eye level. Babies love faces! 3️⃣ Toys. Place baby's favorite toys or fun new toys within reaching distance. ➡️ More tips to making Tummy Time sessions a success: This information can be found at --https://pathways.org/topics-of-development/tummy-time/#5
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Boy and baby with toys laying on tummy in the floor
NEW LOCATION - ONE DAY A WEEK (Wednesdays) What a great opportunity to get signed up for WIC and also get your kiddos caught up on those immunizations!! The Greene County Health Department will be set up at Dr.Voigts old office to make it more accessible for North Greene area families. Please take advantage of this wonderful service and hopefully the opportunity will show that there is a need for a location in Roodhouse. original article - https://wlds.com/greene-co-health-dept-temporarily-expands-wic-and-vaccination-clinic-into-roodhouse/?fbclid=IwAR3lWDVYmnOSomXFf72J1EEO9j850eMs6dcCVB4QFhDIxa4EJZ10p6jpleo
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Collage of babies getting immunizations, Greene County outline, baby sitting with bunch of vegetables
Have some fun with the kids indoors, making bird feeders out of pine cones! -Tie a string to the pine cone to hang it outside when finished. -Have your child roll the pine cone in peanut butter or honey. (They can also use a spoon or other utensil to spread it on.) -Then have your child roll the pine cone in birdseed. *For this activity you can buy pine cones at the store or you and your child can look outside for some! If you want another option other than pine cones, you can also use old toilet paper rolls! This can be a messy activity, but messy is GOOD! This is a great sensory activity for those little fingers! 😊
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Text reading "Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder" with collage of images including a child and mother hanging a bird seed-covered pine cone on a tree, a child spreading peanut butter on a pinecone, and a child rolling a pine cone in bird seed to create a feeder
Supplies needed: peanut butter, toilet paper rolls, twine, scissors, pine cones, and a tray with bird seed on it
A child rolls a peanut butter-covered pine cone across a plate covered in bird seed
January is National Bath Safety Month --Never leave children under 4 years old alone in the tub. Accidents can happen in an instant. --Always wait until the tub is finished filling before putting your child in because the temperature can change as it fills. --Beware of sharp edges, especially with kids. Use a rubber cover for the faucet and avoid hard bath toys. --This information can be found at the website: https://blog.healthalliance.org/national-bath-safety-month/
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Child In tub blowing bath bubbles off of their hand with an adult doing the same back at child. They are having fun
Per the Greene County Health Department, COVID-19 Vaccines and boosters are available in Roodhouse through the month of January at 305 S Morse Street (Dr. Voights' old office). Clinics begin at 9am and are closed from 12-1pm for lunch break. Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Children under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian or sent with a signed and notarized permission note with another adult. Boosters also available. See our upcoming Events section for more information!
9 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Flyer describing COVID vaccine information reflected in Live Feed post
We have a family that does not have a Christmas tree. If you have one that you would be willing to donate please let us know. Any decorations to go with it would be wonderful as well! Thank you in advance! 🎄🎄🎄
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Feelings are hard. Feelings are hard for adults, let alone children who are still learning how to deal with different levels of emotions. When your child is upset, first make sure you are calm yourself. Take a minute for you, by taking a few deep breaths, then calm your child. Read more information in the link below! https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/4136-sharing-your-calm?fbclid=IwAR11hpxz-qviyvEvrmfadbYLg5qMYxRhpQnPjTtgph5Q0XCvsOCxun86La8
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
As Christmas is approaching, don't forget about our Baby Bucks Store at Bright Futures! If you have Baby Bucks saved back, we have toys and essentials that would make great gifts and stocking stuffers!! Be sure to check out our Baby Bucks page for more information
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Here are a few different ideas for Turkey Day keepsakes! 🦃
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Turkey made from footprint and handprints
Turkey made from handprint on popsicle sticks glued together for a canvas
Turkey made from footprint and handprints
Turkey made from footprint and feathers
Anyone know of any 3 bedroom homes or apartments for rent in the North Greene School District? Please contact us at (217) 374-6579
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Have a family looking for girls size 3 winter clothes again- We are thankful for some that were donated, but for some reason this size is in high demand- If anyone has any they would like to donate please let us know- THANK YOU
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
Have you started your Christmas shopping? Here are some suggestions for "best toys for baby in their 1st year" and "best toys for toddlers." Click here for babies https://pathways.org/best-toys-for-babies/ or here for toddlers https://pathways.org/watch/best-toys-for-toddlers/
10 months ago, Bright Futures Family Program
List of baby toys available in link in Live Feed
List of toddler toys available in link in Live Feed