Celebrate Black History Month

February is black history month! Today, we are going to talk about some great activities and books that you can do with your toddler or preschooler.

My main source for books is always the library. Even during the pandemic- your local library is still open. The way you check out books just may be a little different. Another option is YouTube. You can also find read aloud options to most any book out there when you don’t have one on hand. However, remember, you don’t get the same language opportunities with a video. Children learn language best from interactions, if you choose the video option, be sure to make it interactive! Make comments, point out interesting things just as you would if you were reading the book yourself. And as always…. have fun!

  1. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
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A simply worded and easy read- this book will be sure to keep your toddler’s attention. It includes 18 trailblazing women who have changed the world. It is inspiring and as goodreads perfectly states, “Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them”

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Be a Heart-Healthy Family

           

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Heart Awareness is observed throughout February. Why is this important to us here at The Nurture Notebook? Well, for several reasons, and they all revolve around our love for both parents and their children.

  • A healthy heart allows a parent to have more energy and enables them to feel better able to care for their children.
  • Being educated on the signs and symptoms of heart conditions for both adults and children boosts a parent’s confidence.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in America (heart.org).
  • Pregnancy actually provides insight into a mom’s cardiovascular health.

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