Ever feel rushed? I have a bad back, which constantly reminds me to stop and take care of myself. If only I got a text before the twinge of pain! But wait! Texts and tweets for healthy living are out there. And, there are texts and tweets for fun things to do with your child to help stimulate their brains. Perfect for those days when you are not feeling creative or are just plain rushed.
I love this tag line from the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Baby Coalition: "Your baby has you. You have text4baby." Text BABY to 511411 and get free messages during pregnancy and your baby's first year.
A local organization, Bright By Three, sends weekly texts in English or Spanish about ways to support healthy development in babies and toddlers. Just text 'BRIGHT' for English or 'BRILLANTE' for Spanish to 444999.
Does Jeffco Public Library offer Early Literacy tips? Oh yes! Follow us on Twitter: #EarlyLiteracyTips or follow us on Facebook. To access our past Early Literacy posts, click on this link. Some are simple like, "Sing along with your favorite song" or "Snuggle up with a good book". Here is one I really love to share:
My Early Literacy tip for this summer? Register you, your family and your baby for Summer Reading '15! It's for all ages, 0 to 100 and beyond. Doing learning activities with baby counts as brain exercise and reading minutes. When you read books, magazines, whatever you fancy, in front of baby, you are modeling that reading is important as well as enjoyable to your baby. Help us reach 1,000,001 minutes in Jefferson County! You can register online or at the library starting May 29. Log minutes online weekly and win prizes!
It may sound silly to have to remind ourselves to sing a song or snuggle up with a book. But, let's face it. We are busy people! A little nudge to take 5 minutes to stretch my back saves me lots of time (not to mention money;) that I would otherwise spend at the chiropractor's office. Happy texting and tweeting!!!
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