• Give Me Five!    August 2019

  • Big Latch On Event
    Saturday, August 3rd

    Each year, the Kane County Health Department hosts a Breastfeeding Big Latch On EventGive Me Five! had an interactive game to share information that Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and that Learning Begins at Birth!  In addition, children took home First Books from EPEL and Give Me Five!

    At Big Latch On Event


  • Mobile Food Pantry
    Tuesday, August 6th

    The Northern Illinois Food Bank brought their Mobile Food Pantry during the summer lunch program at Holy Trinity Church.  Community agencies along with Give Me Five! handed out bi-lingual First Books, chapter books, coloring books, ESL class information and wellness checks.

    At Holy Trinity Church                Mobile Food Pantry at Holy Trinity Church


    National Night Out!
    Tuesday, August 6th

    It was National Night Out! A community-police awareness raising event at Festival Park.  Give Me Five! joined up with School District U46 and brought the Give Me Five! bean bag toss for children to try while families received information on School District involvement and engagement.


    Elgin Back to School BBQ and Backpack Bash
    Saturday, August 17th 

    The second Annual Elgin Back to School BBQ and Backpack Bash at Wing Park.  There was so much for families to do.  EPEL, School District U46 and Give Me Five! teamed up to provide books, resources and fun for the families. 

    At Wing Park


Workshop for teachers
  • Back to School

    Tuesday, August 20th

    Give Me Five! collaborated with Streamwood Park District, Action for Children and Caregiver Connections to host a Back to School make it/take it workshop for teachers.  Teachers learned about social/emotional development in young children and then created ways to help children learn to identify and express emotions.

  • Empowered Pregnancy

    Tuesday, August 27th

    Learning Begins at Birth!  Give Me Five! partnered with EPEL and Advocate Sherman Hospital’s “Empowered Pregnancy” Program to present to the 12 expecting parents on the importance of parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and using the Give Me Five! message will help ensure that their children are ready for learning in Kindergarten.  Parents took home a Mouse Paint Book and a book mark highlighting how to incorporate Talk, Play, Read, Do and Write while reading!

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