Smart Start of Yadkin County will hold its monthly board meeting Monday, September 28, 2015 at 1200 pm at our 1512 Shacktown Road Location.
Research shows that children learn about reading before they enter school. In fact, they learn in the best manner-through observation. Young children, for example, see people around them reading newspapers, books, maps, and signs.
Parents can do a lot to foster an understanding of print by talking with their preschoolers about signs in their environment and by letting their children know they enjoy reading themselves.
When reading to your preschooler, you should run your index finger under the line of print. This procedure is simple and helps children begin to notice words and that words have meaning. They also gain an awareness of the conventions of reading (e.g., one reads from left to right and from the top of the page to the bottom; sentences are made up of words; and some sentences extend beyond a single line of print).
· September 7 Smart Start of Yadkin County will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday
· September 10 Be Active Kids Training 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
· October 6, 2015 Fire Safety Code Breakers Training 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
· October 10, 2015 CPR/First Aid Training 9:00 am
· October 20, 2015 Handwriting Without Tears 6:30 - 8:30 pm
· October 29, 2015 Developmentally Appropriate Behavior 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*Dates are subject to change
· Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
· Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
· Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
· Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
· Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
· Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
· Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
· Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
· Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
· Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
· Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
· Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
· Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costume
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