Solano Nonprofit Capacity Building Program now accepting applications to participate in the Solano Vision & Impact Cohort Program

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June - Developmental Screenings


Developmental screenings take a closer look at how a child is developing, and if they are meeting developmental milestones. Taking a first step, waving "bye-bye" and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones or things most children can do by a certain age. If you are concerned about a child's development, call Help Me Grow Solano at 844-501-KIDS (5437) and ask about developmental screenings. Don't wait! Acting early can make a real difference.

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Flag Day is Friday June 14th, 2019

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14th each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.Many people honor this day by displaying the American flag at homes and public buildings. Other popular ways of observing this holiday include: flag-raising ceremonies; Flag Day services; school quizzes and essay competitions about the American flag; musical salutes; street parades; and awards for special recognition.

Here are just a few ideas to help kids learn more about this day:

  • Star Cookie Cutters
  • Patriotic Bead Patterning
  • Stars and Stripes Sandwich Bag
  • Craft Stick American Flag

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Q: I can announce your country, team or season. To display me you don't need a reason. What am I?
A: A Flag


Fathers' Day June 16, 2019

 
Father's day is a day that commemorates fatherhood and appreciates all fathers and father-figures (including grandfathers, great-grandfathers, stepfathers, and foster fathers) and the important role they play in our lives.

Books about fathers can be a wonderful way to teach children the importance of a male role model in their life. Use these stories as an introduction to your Father's Day activities or simply to show kid's the significance their father has in their life.

The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing
The Ten Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis
What Dads Can't Do by Douglas Wood

Q: How did the Panda open his Father's Day card?
A: With his bear hands.

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Summer Begins!! 


June 21st is the first day of Summer and marks the longest day of the year. This represents a unique opportunity to enjoy some extra daytime, so start a new family tradition! Now’s the time to plan how to celebrate the longest day with your kids.

Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking:

  • Serve eggs sunny side up for breakfast. (get it sunny)
  • Make a sundial and teach your kids to tell time with it
  • Have a picnic in the park
  • Build a mini-greenhouse that hangs from your window
  • Make sun art projects like sun melted crayon art

Q: Why do bananas use sunscreen?
A: Because they peel.

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Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: Write on! 

First 5 Solano Calendar

The 2019 First 5 Solano calendar is now available for distribution. The calendar provides tips for parents and caregivers, as well as recognizes observances for young children. There is also information on how to connect with local community resources to support children and families. We have included a tear out page that can be used to engage children in social emotional learning and a developmental milestones page to help parents monitor their child’s development. This year we included a special character throughout the calendar to encourage parents to interact with their kids all year long. The calendar is FREE for the community and available in English and Spanish.Click on I want to order a calendar or call 707-784-1332 to have calendars delivered directly to your door.

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