Summer is all about relaxing, having fun, and making memories with family and friends. This can also be a great time to work on connection, communication skills, and character development with kids. Make this summer count by intentionally setting aside time to invest in the children in your life...because EVERY kid matters.
Follow along with us on social media as we highlight different themes of what kids need. Each week we'll share fresh ideas, interviews from local experts, top resources and family fun ideas that will make this summer healthy, engaging and FUN!
Week of JUNE 7 Have FUN
Week of JUNE 14 Form Deep Connections
Week of JUNE 21 Have a Voice
Week of JUNE 28 Give & Receive Love
Week of JULY 5 Increase Self Confidence
Week of JULY 12 Develop Emotional Intelligence
Week of JULY 19 Build Resilience
Week of JULY 26 Focus Attention
Week of AUG. 2 Have Good Interpersonal Skills
We know that summer screen time can be a battle between kids and parents. Click on the links below for a free “Screen Time Checklist” to help each family set healthy guidelines for the upcoming summer days. These checklists give daily tasks to be completed before gaining access to screens. It simplifies the process and empowers kids to make healthy choices and get their brains and bodies moving before watching TV or playing video games.
Click on any of the images below to download and print these checklists.
The needs of many families, especially single parents, foster/adoptive families or those struggling to make ends meet, have gone way up in the past year. As a community, let's rally around the children and families in our area. Click the image below to visit our Needs Database and follow our outreach program, The Love in Action Project, on Facebook.