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Jumpstart Read for the Record 2018

This year’s book, Maybe Something Beautiful, celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change — a fitting metaphor for a campaign that features thousands of events in communities across the world each year.

Order your copies today! Read for the Record connects millions of children and adults across the world each year by reading the same book together. Click here to register.

Bring Maybe Something Beautiful to life by hosting an event in your classroom, local school, or in your community! Jumpstart’s special edition books include additional reading tips, guiding questions, and vocabulary words. (Spanish versions available upon request).


Vroom Texture Talk

We’re excited to show you one of our first Vroom Tips on video! Each week, you’ll see a new, short clip demonstrating one Vroom Tip. Use these as inspiration for creating brain building moments with your child – and let us know what you think of the video!

To see more videos on parenting, visit the Parenting Success Network’s YouTube page.


Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The September 2018 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about back to school, and ways to help keep your family on-track as they prepare for the changes that back to school brings.  Articles include information about lunches, books, backpacks, a checklist of helpful suggestions for pre-school, getting school-ready, safety on the playground, and cautions about not overdoing it!

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

No Spanish version of the newsletter was available this month.


Parenting Education Policy

Last week Dr. Shauna Tominey from Oregon State University was contacted by the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Healthy Families Workgroup to create a policy brief on parenting education. Dr. Tominey thought you might be interested in what we created to share with the state and might find it helpful in your own work! “You are very welcome to use and share in any way that it is helpful to you! This is a living document and I’m certainly open to feedback for future drafts so feel free to send any thoughts you have my way.”

To download Dr. Tominey’s policy brief, please click here.


Dr. Ross Thompson Event – “How to Think like a Baby”

This year we had the honor of having Dr. Ross Thompson come to speak to our local families following the Oregon Parenting Educators Conference, where he is the keynote speaker.  This is the 5th year that we have been able to provide this wonderful opportunity, and this year Dr. Thompson did a phenomenal job of educating and enlightening our parents.  His presentation was entitled, “How to Think like a Baby”.

The event was held on Monday, May 21, 20281, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Russell Tripp Theater on the LBCC Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany.  It was a free event, and we will also included free on-site child care, and Spanish interpretation with headsets.

Dr. Thompson’s presentation included a Powerpoint presentation and hand-outs, and he was gracious enough to allow us to share those materials with you.  If you wish to download the Powerpoint presentation, please click here.  If you wish to download the hand-outs, please click here.  If you wish to review the video clips that Dr. Thompson used in his presentation, they were uploaded to the OSU page, and can be accessed here.

We appreciate the time and attention that Dr. Thompson gave to our group, and we look forward to next year’s OSU Parenting Educators Conference and whomever their keynote speaker may be!