The Triple P Team talks sportsmanship, competition, and selecting the right sport for your child. In Lane County, spring sports are in full swing. Soccer, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, T-ball – everything is gearing up for a fun experience for kids and families. Sports play an important role in many children’s lives and provide them with […]
With our children facing obesity rates of 24 percent – higher than the national average – it is critical that families have places for kids to be physically active, and our regional recreation sites offer great ways to keep our kids moving.
Remember that glorious feeling of freedom when school ended for the summer? Then the dejection as reality set in and you realized you faced two whole months with nothing to do? Boredom! It’s even worse when it is your kids feeling bored and you don’t have the cash to go on vacation. The good news is that your public library can help you plan a journey of fun activities in your local community.
For young children, play is the means through which they access the world around them. Play is how they learn how things work, how to get their needs met, how to interact with others, and all of the concepts and skills they need to learn.
For you as a parent, play is your passport, the entrance to building a supportive, nurturing relationship with your child. You provide your child with food, clothing and shelter to meet your child’s basic care needs. But what do you provide to meet your child’s developmental needs?