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March is National Nutrition Month
Eat smart from the start!Visit Help Me Grow to get connected
Kids are born all different sizes and weights. Some grow faster and bigger than others. And some eat more or less than others. It can be challenging knowing whether your child is getting the adequate nutrition she needs to stay healthy, especially if your little one is starting to become a choosy eater. One way to know if your child is growing is to ask yourself whether she enjoys eating and has the energy to play. If you're concerned about your child's growth and development visit your child's pediatrician or call Help Me Grow Solano, a one-stop resource and referral call line, to get connected to resources.
Find nutrition tips and activities for kids
March's recommended book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A small caterpillar emerges from an egg and begins eating everything in sight. Finally, it is no longer hungry and no longer small. Read through this picture book as It follows the life cycle of a caterpillar, coming out of its egg, all the way to becoming a butterfly. This book not only has beautiful illustrations of fruits and vegetables, but also teaches the days of the week and counting up to five. Make an appointment to visit your local library to check it out this book and many other great books about healthy eating and nutrition.
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International Women's Day March 8
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe. We recognize that the majority of the early learning workforce are women, so on this day especially, we celebrate them for their commitment to caring for our families and children.
Learn more and get involved
St, Patrick's Day March 17
St Patrick's Day, is celebrated on March 17, and remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States. Many people wear green clothing and make Irish food and drinks that are dyed in green food color as part of this celebration.
More St. Patrick's Day Activities
First 5 Center Vallejo
The First 5 Center in Vallejo is accepting March-April class sign ups! Most classes are still being offered virtually with activity bag pick up, but a few are now being offered on site and in person! Sign up now, classes are filling up fast!
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Keeping Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
For more info on COVID-19 and kids
What can parents do?
Teach and supervise hand washing. Encourage mask wearing (for children over two). Teach them to cover coughs and stay 6 ft. away from people outside of their household. Keep up on well child visits and vaccines to help protect them from other diseases.
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details. First 5 Solano Commission Meeting
March 3, 2021 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
3375 Sonoma Boulevard, Suite 30, Vallejo, CA 94590 (public access limited, see remote access options on agenda)