November brings to mind falling leaves, crisp cool air, pumpkins, turkeys and apple cider! As Thanksgiving approaches, you may find yourself also thinking about what you have to be thankful for.
Acknowledging the goodness in our lives has a positive impact on our overall well-being and is something you can model for your child. Expressing gratitude can help your child and your family get through challenging times. Explore these resources to learn more about gratitude and how you can practice a spirit of gratitude as a family:
- Watch this video from Sesame Street about helping children focus on reasons to be grateful. Take time to watch with your child.
- Enjoy reading a book about being thankful aloud together. Here’s one you can watch and read along: Splat the Cat Says Thank You Book Read Aloud
- Read this article from NAEYC: Raising a Thankful Child
- Have a conversation as a family. Try these Questions & Conversations With Kids On Gratitude from TinyBop to get the discussion started.
Searching for Child Care: Where Do You Begin?
Finding a quality child care setting for your child requires an awareness of best practices and standards that help ensure the safety, growth and education of your child. But where do you start? Here are some tips to help you find the best care for your child. If you have questions, reach out to our specialists at 513-758-1330 or 937-220-9660 x1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Support for the Holidays
If your family is in need, please see the opportunities for support that are coming up in our community:
- Fall Feast at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati on Nov. 25.
- Cincinnati: Freestore Foodbank Food Distribution Registration
- Dayton Food Bank: Serving Greene, Preble, and Montgomery counties
- List of Montgomery County and Dayton Ohio free Christmas and holiday assistance
- List of Cincinnati area free Christmas and holiday assistance programs
Help for Your Home
People Working Cooperatively strengthens our communities by providing no cost Weatherization, which can lower your Duke bill as much as 20% because families often face challenges due to loss or reduction of income, illness, disability or other circumstances beyond their control. PWC has also teamed up with the City of Cincinnati to offer Cincinnati Lead Education and abatement for homes with small children. For more information on their services and to see if you qualify visit www.pwchomerepairs.org or call 513-351-7921.
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: November
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities.
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Infant
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Toddler
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Preschool
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