January 16, 2014 - 4:02 PM
KAMLOOPS – Local families are invited to join “Next Steps” on Friday, Jan. 24, as Interior Health joins KELLI (Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative) to celebrate Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week. This is an opportunity for families of children (up to five years old) to learn about developing a healthy relationship with their child. Unplug and Play focuses on decreasing screen time for families and increasing connecting through home activities and exercise.
What: “Connecting Through Crafts” Unplug and Play Event
When: Friday, Jan. 24 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Public Health Unit – 519 Columbia St., Kamloops
About Next Steps
Next Steps weekly drop-in program targets families with children under five years old. Public Health Nurses weigh and assess babies, provide feeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners as necessary. Families are encouraged to network with other families. In addition, the sessions offer information on a variety of topics such as breastfeeding, infant nutrition, immunizations, injury prevention and safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources, and smoking cessation.
The Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative is comprised of a partnership of early childhood professionals, community members and parents, all with a commitment to building early language and literacy skills in preschool children. KELLI provides a continuum of early literacy information and programs to families with children from birth to age five in Kamloops. The goal is that more children will enter Kindergarten with the pre-literacy skills they need to have early school success.
For more information, contact Jennifer Stubbings at 250-851-7300.
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