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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
READING WITH YOUR CHILDLiteracy learning begins at birth! Reading out loud to children is one of the most important activities for building understanding and skills needed for later reading success. • INFANTS: learn to talk by hearing spoken words. Board books are a good choice for babies—they are small, sturdy and have pages that are easy to turn. Babies also love to see faces, so look for books with photographs of people of all ages. • TODDLERS: Keep toddlers engaged with books that have rhymes, movement, rhythm and singing. Toddlers learn through repetition and may request the same book or game over and over again. • PRESCHOOLERS: are ready to listen to longer stories, but don’t forget to make them fun and interactive. Books with lots of different kinds of words will build vocabulary and understanding of new concepts.For daily learning activities visit: inghamgreatstart.org/ingham-early-learning-calendar/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
READING ALOUDLiteracy learning begins at birth! Reading out loud to children is one of the most important activities for building understanding and skills needed for reading success. Children at this age level are listening to longer stories, but don’t forget to keep them fun and interactive. Books with lots of different kinds of words and pictures will build vocabulary and understanding of new concepts. Snuggle up with a good book! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Ingham County Health Department and Children’s Special Health Care Services is hosting another Sibshop on Saturday, March 19th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs now have a program that is just for them called Sibshops! At Sibshops, they'll have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and talk about the good and the not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability, Most importantly, they will have fun!If you are interested in attending or have questions, please reach out to Mary by sending an e-mail to mmachowicz@ingham.org or calling (517) 887-4501. Please share this opportunity with interested parents and community partners! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Ingham County Health Department and Children’s Special Health Care Services is hosting another Sibshop on Saturday, March 19th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs now have a program that is just for them called Sibshops! At Sibshops, they'll have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and talk about the good and the not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability, Most importantly, they will have fun!If you are interested in attending or have questions, please reach out to Mary by sending an e-mail to mmachowicz@ingham.org or calling (517) 887-4501. Please share this opportunity with interested parents and community partners! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Join Michigan State University Extension for a Workshop aboutAdverse Childhood ExperiencesFriday, March 11th from 12:00 - 1:00 pmAdverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are significant childhood traumas that can impact health and social well-being. These experiences can have an impact on youth throughout their lives. There is growing interest in the understanding and prevention of ACEs through a traumainformed approach.Attendees of this workshop will learn about ACEs and what steps can be taken to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors for youth. Using materials developed by Michigan ACE Initiative, we will explore how to use this information to support individuals and communities.To register, please visit: events.anr.msu.edu/acesmar11/. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Wethington at wethingn@msu.edu. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Share the joy of reading together by helping your child create a reading routine at home.Want to see more ideas like this? Sign up for ReadyRosie at www.readyrosie.com/register. Any Ingham ISD parent or guardian with a child or children ages birth to grade 3 can register. Simply click the "Register by zip code" link at the bottom of the Registration box and enter your zip code to start the registration process. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Ingham Great Start
MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONEMusic really is for everyone! Your child will love to hear your voice no matter how well you sing. • INFANTS: enjoy songs, fingerplays and dancing. These activities are soothing and fun, and create a feeling of safety and stress relief. • TODDLERS: respond to music by moving and being active. By moving, toddlers strengthen their large muscles and learn coordination.• PRESCHOOLERS: build literacy skills through music. Songs, rhymes and rhythms help young children recognize individual sounds and learn to keep a steady rhythm, important pre-reading skills.For daily learning activities visit: inghamgreatstart.org/ingham-early-learning-calendar/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

Ingham Great Start
On February 16, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m., join the Oakland County Health Division for a virtual baby fair to learn about important safety information to keep your baby or grandbaby safe. Learn more about indoor and winter weather safety. Topics include:Child Passenger SafetySmoking Risk & CessationFeeding Infants SafelyHousehold SafetyLeadSafe SleepRegister at oakgov.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dTlDFoAYcZj6u2. Registration is required. You don't need to be an Oakland County resident to attend.Please share with community partners and any families that may be interested. ... See MoreSee Less
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GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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