Resources

  1. Tips for Managing Stress

    Parenting is hard work! Tips for managing our own stress and for supporting our children: Managing stress – some things that can help Thanks to Baby U for the tips!  

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  2. Creating Play Boxes for Children

    Play Boxes contain collections of small, familiar, inexpensive items that are organized around a play theme and are presented in an appealing way.  They are ideal for rainy days, sick days, play dates, when a child needs a break from screens or when “bored” and looking for something fun to do. They make great gifts too! […]

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  3. Creating Play Boxes

    TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) created a handout for parents about how to make Play Boxes for their children. Play Boxes contain “collections of small, familiar, inexpensive items that are organized around a play theme and are presented in an appealing way”. There are suggestions for 13 different boxes from first aid or office to […]

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  4. Pathways Photo Voice Project

                                        For more information about Pathways to Family Success Program, contact Beth McGinn, emcginn@challiance.org, 617-665-3827.

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  5. Children’s Dental Health

    Did you know that dental decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease – 5 times more common than asthma. It is almost entirely preventable, with a few simple measures.  Here are some tips from the Cambridge Public Health Department’s Healthy Smiles program for keeping children’s teeth healthy: Brush twice a day. Drink tap water – […]

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  6. LGBT Resources for Families, Seniors, and Youths

    The Community Engagement Team (CET) and the Cambridge GLBT Commission cosponsored an informative and lively networking event on December 17, 2015 entitled “ENGAGING FAMILIES: LEARNING FROM AND WELCOMING LGBTQ PEOPLE”.  Two resource sheets were shared: LGBT Resources for Families, Seniors, and Youths PFLAG Terminology Please share these resources with others!

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  7. Summer Fun in Cambridge!

    Summer is a great time to talk, read, play, sing, and have fun with your child!  Cambridge has many wonderful (and free) activities for your family. Thanks to the 0-8 Council  for compiling this list. Enjoy!       Library Events “Every Hero has a Story” in the 2015 summer reading program for children Summer Reading and other events […]

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  8. Supporting Early Math Development

    Math for young children consists of three areas:  counting, shapes and patterns.   By taking opportunities during everyday activities to count up and down, notice patterns and play with shapes, parents and caregivers are helping children get the foundation they need in order to start school and learn addition/subtraction, algebra, and geometry. Math is everywhere […]

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  9. Children’s Dental Health

    Did you know that dental decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease – 5 times more common than asthma. It is almost entirely preventable, with a few simple measures.  Here are some tips from the Cambridge Public Health Department’s Healthy Smiles program for keeping children’s teeth healthy: Brush twice a day. Drink tap water – […]

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  10. Babies on the Homefront

    ZERO TO THREE has developed a great new resource, Babies on the Homefront.   This free app for smart-phones, available in both English and Spanish on iTunes and the Google Play store, is designed especially for military and veteran families as they navigate the many transitions that are part of serving, including deployment and reintegration, moving, […]

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