It’s almost the weekend! As you get ready to unwind from the work week, consider checking out what’s been happening both at BANANAS and in the community.
In our BANANA Bites column, we gave our Top Ten Teen Babysitting Tips for youth who are looking to learn how to achieve “babysitting greatness.” From figuring out rates and transportation to setting a good example for little ones, these tips are excellent for any teenager interested in becoming a stellar babysitter. On Tuesday, we released our newest edition of What’s Happening for Parents and What’s Happening for Providers, which list all of our upcoming FREE summer workshops. Make sure you’re up to date on all the fun! We also added some more adorable kids crafts to our Pinterest board Hooray for Mother’s Day; if you haven’t checked it out all the ideas, like the Mama and Baby Elephant Handprints, then you’ll want to be sure to see all the cuteness today. Plus, if you want to support local families as you shop online for Mom, don’t forget to use Smile.Amazon.com and choose BANANAS as your nonprofit of choice!
If you haven’t signed up for our free six-week parenting series Spirited Child starting on Tuesday, May 5th, then register today! You’ll learn ways to deal with tantrums, defiance, aggression, shyness, and other challenging behaviors often displayed by “spirited” children. On Wednesday, May 6th, new parents we’ll be offering all kinds of information at our Booties Camp: Baby Basics workshop.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Join Youth Uprising on May 2 from 12pm to 5pm for their 10th Anniversary Block Party and celebrate with free food, live music, and Castlemont Community Playtime. If you’re little ones love picture books, cartoons, or comics (or all three), bring them to one of many Bay Area locations for Free Comic Book Day, also on May 2nd! Parents and providers, mark your calendars and come speak up at Stand for Children Day on May 6th. Hop on a bus at BANANAS and tell legislators how important it is to Invest In Kids!