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April 23, 2013
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April is Month of the Young Child

GRANBY- April is the Month of the Young Child, an annual celebration. The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. As a parent, one is a child's first and most important teacher. There are many ways parents can support children's learning at home. For example, collect items that go together at home like a glove and hat, bucket and shovel, toothbrush and toothpaste. Or, create a pattern of movement like jump-hop-step, jump-hop-step. Perhaps let your child look at the pictures in a book and guess what the book is about then read the story. Then next time let your child tell the story by looking at the pictures.Remember that all children are unique and each child will grow and learn at their own pace. In celebration of April as the Month of the Young Child, Grand Beginnings invites all to attend the 12th annual Children's Fair, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Base Lodge of Granby Ranch. This free and fun event for families with children ages 0 to 8 boasts endless activities such as crafts, music, face painting, parenting resources, bouncy house, snacks, car seat checks, photo booth, and much more. Comedy Shows featuring the hilarious Jackman Brothers are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and noon, with songs, silliness and endless family fun. All of this is made possible because of the generosity of our community. Over 20 plus organizations donate their time and supplies to reach out to children and families and share information and resources about their services and supports. Many entities have helped to sponsor this year's event, such as Grand County Government, Town of Fraser and Winter Park, Granby Dental, Fraser Valley Lion's Club, Granby Ranch, and Ear to Ear Photobooths.

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The Sky-Hi News Updated Apr 23, 2013 08:20PM Published Apr 23, 2013 08:19PM Copyright 2013 The Sky-Hi News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.