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There will not be a MAY events calendar due to the current Shelter In Place (SIP) order, as so many events have been cancelled.  Hopefully by next month, we will again be posting about all the fun & exciting things to do in Lake County for children & families.  

However, you can go to this link to read a digital version of the Mendo-Lake Family Life magazine.

 Also please check out our Facebook page where we post daily Shelter in "PLAY" tips.

Stay safe, stay well & stay positive 

7 Habits of Highly Playful Parents

1. Master the super silly face response -- the perfect
response for a tired and whiny kid.

2. Bring play into your routine-- when in doubt make it a game!

3. Appreciate little kid humor -- never underestimate the power of laughter.

4. Make family traditions out of everyday situations --
Name it, Repeat it, and BOOM a new tradition is formed.

5. Understand that play is LOVE.

6. Rough-House to Relieve Stress and Tension-- Physical
play helps kids (and adults) de-stress and connect.

7. Share the beauty of the world with your kids --Be
spontaneous and live this one life to it's fullest.

© nurtureandthriveblog.com 2018

Our Lake County libraries offer educational resources as well as other activities while under the current Shelter-in-Place order.  These resources are available with a valid library card, which you can apply for online at http://library.lakecountyca.gov.  Below are some of the services available to library cardholders:

On Hoopla you can activate "kids mode" by signing in and clicking Kids. Hoopla offers movies, TV shows, music and audio-books for kids. 

You can also find kid-friendly content on Libby or Overdrive websites by clicking on the Kids tab at the top of their pages.  

Creativebug has a variety of classes including arts & crafts designed just for little people.  

Library patrons can also check out ABCmouse for home use on your computer or devices. Their curriculum is designed for children ages 2-8 and beyond. There is over 8,500 learning activities in math, science, social studies, art and music.  

TeachingBooks is a dynamic pre-k thru 12 reading and library service that hopes to increase your child's connection to the books they are reading.   

Hang in there "parent teachers", we will get through this!