July/August 2019 Newsletter

Garden Gazette

July/August 2019

Upcoming Events:

July 4/5: NO SCHOOL!  Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

July 13: Our Annual 5k Walk/Run Fundraiser 8:00 am!  Come Join Us!

August 8-18: SUMMER BREAK!! No School, Happy Vacationing!


Please remember to apply sunscreen to your child as the weather gets warmer!

Please include adequate protein in your child’s lunch each day!

Please make sure your child has extra shorts, short sleeve shirts, and underwear in their cubby!



Parents and toddlers who read paper books together speak and interact more when compared with those who read e-books, researchers found.

Reading with a child is a hugely important developmental activity as it helps youngsters learn new words, broadens their knowledge and provides time to bond with loved ones. So scientists wanted to see if parents and children acted differently when they read books together using traditional media versus electronic devices like tablets.

To investigate, the researchers recruited 37 pairs of parents and healthy toddlers between two and three years old. They asked them to read from three different types of media: enhanced electronic books with sound effects or animation; a basic electronic book; and a print book.

First, the pairs were captured as they free-played with toys for five minutes in a laboratory, which was set up to resemble a living room, before reading. The authors documented what the parents and children spoke about as they consumed the books.

Researchers found parents and toddlers spoke more when interacting with a paper book rather than a story on an electronic tablet. What’s more, parents used richer language when using print books compared with tablets, and collaborated more with their children.

Read more at : https://www.newsweek.com/parents-toddlers-interact-reading-paper-books-versus-e-books-1372052

Event Spotlight

5k Run/Walk &


July 13, 2019

8:00 AM


305 E. A

Anapamu St

First United Methodist Church

Raffle Prizes 

Child Care for Participants

Support our youth

Strawberry Beet Popsicles

These gorgeous ice pops get their color from the combination of strawberries and beets. The strawberry flavor is definitely what you’ll taste most, though this is a great way to introduce your kids to beets. Look for frozen beets or refrigerated cooked beets for even simpler prep!


1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup beets (cooked and cooled)

3/4 cup apple juice

1 tsp lemon juice or balsamic vinegar (trust me!)


In a blender (preferably a high-speed blender), puree all ingredients until completely smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until completely firm. Makes 5-6 popsicles.

Recipe courtesy www.superhealthykids.com

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