|North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network|
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One of my favorite quotes is “One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, or what my clothes looked like. But, the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.” Every day, you make a difference in the life of your child. You are their first teacher, and foster the foundation of brain development and learning during these early years. Talking, playing, listening, reading, pretending and exploring all help your child to learn and grow. Our lives are very busy. Take the time to bring out the inner child in you and have some family fun that not only teaches, but also strengthens the family bonds. Visit some of the many yard sales or flea markets and see who can come home with the best bargain for a dollar. Fly a kite, see who can jump rope the most times, ride bikes, go to the park, plan a scavenger hunt and invite friends over. Go to the airport and watch the planes take off. Lie on the ground and see what shapes the clouds look like. For the rainy days of April, make a puzzle, bake cookies, have an indoor picnic, finger paint with pudding, build a city using Legos or blocks and get out the matchbox cars. Put on the music and dance and sing! I am sure you can come up with some of your own too! Our children grow quickly; take time today to play…Play is a child’s work.
Together We Can Make A Difference. Kathy