June 2016 - Pickens County First Steps

Free Resource to Teach Young Children About Holidays

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I’m not sure my 7-year-old is clear about the 4th of July. He simply associates this significant national holiday with fireworks, popsicles, and swimming in the lake with cousins. The whole independence thing is lost on him.

He’s the baby of the family and it’s no secret that my enthusiasm for teaching my kids ALL THE THINGS has waned a bit since my eager, earlier days of motherhood.

But today, my local library came to the rescue.

Serendipity smiled on us as we walked in to return a few books and grab some new ones […]

3 Simple Tools to Inspire More Family Connection This Summer

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The slower pace of summer has a way of inspiring us toward quality family togetherness, regardless of our kids’ ages and stages.

We’ve compiled a short list of some favorite tools that provide meaningful, doable inspiration for greater family connections this summer.

1. The Family Dinner Project: A growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter.

{In their words} Family dinner! We all know it’s a good thing. It’s the perfect time to bond with your family, promote healthy eating and unwind with a delicious meal. But with the craziness of daily […]