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February is Oral Health Month
Brush, Book Bed!
Instill a brush, book, bed routine, by brushing together, reading, and then settling down for bed every night. If you do this, it's less likely children will put up a fuss as they get older.
Let your child choose their own toddler size, soft toothbrush and practice brushing together.
Find Oral Health Resources
February's recommended book is The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
Chew, chomp and smile with Dr. Seuss in this hilarious book all about teeth. From a lion's mouth to a clam's, explore all the things teeth can do, how they grow, and how to keep them in tip top shape. Call the Library at 1-866-572-7587 to put books on hold or make an appointment by clicking below.
Make an appointment to visit the library
Black History Month
Black History Month is an excellent time to study the many contributions that African Americans have made to our country’s history and for our society. Don’t forget that February shouldn’t be the only time this year that children study these accomplishments! Continue talking about prominent black historical figures and their accomplishments throughout the year! Click below and select a few books to get the conversation started!
Books about Black History
Random Acts of Kindness Week February 14-20
Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life. In 2021, we encourage everyone to Explore the Good and Make Kindness the norm.
Fun activities you can do each day of Random Acts of Kindness Week
February's Local Resource: Solano County Family Health Services
Solano County Family Health Services offers a variety of health services for your family including: Family Centered Dental Care Full Family-Centered Medical Care Women's Health Services Behavioral Health Care Well Child Visits & Immunizations It's important to keep up on immunizations and well-child visits, to keep kids healthy and on track with their development.
Family Health Services Locations and Hours
2021 First 5 Solano Calendar
Click here to order your calendar
The 2021 First 5 Solano Calendar is full of information on children's health & development, parenting support and resources for families. The calendar is absolutely FREE and it's available in English and Spanish! Order yours today by clicking below.
First 5 Center Vallejo
The First 5 Center in Vallejo is preparing to go virtual! Classes will start on Tuesday January 19th! Their class calendar will be released the first week of January and the entire session will be virtual! Instructors will have activity bags for pick-up before class. Click below to sign up beginning January 5th!
Vallejo First 5 Center on FaceBook
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)