Parenting is not easy. At Child Abuse Prevention Services, we believe that you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Therefore, we provide support and encouragement to help you become the informed and involved parents your children need you to be. Our focus is on child development, and you will find activities and other resources that encourage language development, intellectual growth, social and motor skills, and positive and age appropriate parenting practices all of which help strengthen the parent–child relationship.
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE – Suggested immunizations and information about the disease that is being prevented
TUMMY TIME – Ideas for tummy time and positioning your baby for appropriate development of head/neck
IOWA CAR SEAT LAW – Laws regarding the use of child safety seats and suggestions for passenger safety
ACTIVITIES – 50 activities to do with your 2 year old
POTTY TRAINING – a chart to help your child reach potty training goals
Toys do not have to be expensive and come from a store in order to be fun. You have many items around your home that can be used to make fun, learning tools for your child. Please check back often for new ideas!
Homemade “I Spy” bottle
Use a clear plastic bottle (left over from water, juice, or soda). Fill a clean and dry bottle with rice or salt. Find small objects that fit into the bottle, such as buttons, different confetti shapes, small toys, etc. Place the objects in the bottle and glue the lid on. Shake the bottle and have your child find the objects.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Microwave each corn tortilla to soften. Brush each tortilla top lightly with oil. Place oiled side down on a cookie sheet. Place a stick of string cheese at one edge of the tortilla and roll up tightly. Set the rolled up tortilla seam side down on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until tortillas are crisp.
Recipe from “Tasty Treats for Teeth” – Oral Health Kansas