Big Latch On Event
Saturday, August 3rd
Each year, the Kane County Health Department hosts a Breastfeeding Big Latch On Event. Give 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!
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.
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.
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.
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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