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Aug 26

“Loving Your Family” Parent Meetings Scheduled in September

A series of parent education meetings is being scheduled by Robin McDonnell, RN, director of the Parents as Teachers program through the public health office.  The classes scheduled for September are as follows: September 10, 5:00 PM, Diagonal School, Family Meals September 17, 5:30 PM, Diagonal School, How Much Food and Physical Activity? September 24, […]

Aug 15

Transitioning Back to School

It won’t be long before our children will be expected to follow the time-honored procedures and routines of school. As parents, what can we do to up the odds that our children will easily transition from the relatively unstructured days of summer to the more demanding experience of school life? Avoid over-entertaining your kids during […]

Jun 27

Twelve Things Babies Learn When We Read With Them

We all know that it’s good to read to our babies.  But what exactly are they learning?  Here are just some of the things your baby can learn as you read together: Books contain wonderful stories and songs that I can hear over and over again. Reading time is a time when I am held […]

May 30

Go Play!

Now that the weather is close to perfect for outdoor play, it’s a great time to check out ZTT’s On the Move booklet which highlights the many ways children learn through physical exploration.  Physical play builds balance, muscle strength and coordination, and also provides many opportunities for problem-solving and developing important social skills like turn-taking […]