2015 Calendar for Parents

Print this colorful, kid-friendly calendar for your refrigerator or bulletin board. This year's theme is "Strong Families are Happy Families" and topics include: Teaching Children about Money and Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby. [Download 2015 Calendars: English | Spanish]

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Focus 15

Focusing on your child for just 15 minutes can make a big difference! Try this activity:

  • Play freeze tag.
  • Write a story to read at bedtime.
  • Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
  • Go to the library.
  • Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  • Go to a public place, people watch, and make up imaginary stories about people.
  • Plant a flower or vegetable together.
  • Practice writing this week's spelling words on a mirror with dry-erase markers.
  • Have a sock puppet show.
  • Make your child a special lunch and put a handwritten note inside.
  • Make a superhero costume out of things you find around the house.
  • Make a list of 5 reasons you are proud of your child and share it with them.
  • Give your child $5 when you go to the Dollar Store and let them help you shop for items on your list.
  • Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach - even if it's just easy sandwiches and chips.
  • Go for a walk and explore the neighborhood.

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