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Champions of Courage - Announcement:
We want to connect with our supporters, community members and sponsors in regards to South Sound Parent to Parent’s annual fundraising event, Champions of Courage.  With much discussion and consideration, we will host the 8th annual Champions of Courage this summer of 2021. Please stay tuned as more information is coming soon!  Thank you.
Gratitude is the most beautiful way to express
all that's in your heart with two words;
 
 

We are so humbled to be in a community with such amazing people and community partners.  A huge thank you to Amerigroup, as our exclusive Courageous  Champion sponsor for their generous pledge for this years 2021 Champions of Courage - summer edition.  

Gorman Turned to Poetry to Cope With a Speech Impediment

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gorman fell in love with poetry after hearing her teacher read Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" to the class. She then turned to writing to cope with her speech impediment. Similar to how President Biden had a stutter growing up, Gorman had difficulty pronouncing certain sounds.
 "I don't look at my disability as a weakness," Gorman told the Los Angeles Times. "It's made me the performer that I am and the storyteller that I strive to be. When you have to teach yourself how to say sounds, when you have to be highly concerned about pronunciation, it gives you a certain awareness of sonics, of the auditory experience."  (Excerpt from 'Explorer Parents') 

Click HERE to watch Amanda Gorman read, 'The Hill We Climb' 

What art inspires you? Click HERE to see ours! 
Click HERE to register on line! 
SAVE THE DATE!
Registration will be open on February 17th.
*This FREE event is for SSP2P families living in Thurston & Mason Counties.
CLICK HERE to register for any of our amazing support groups! 
It's NO April fools, Timberland Regional Library really is opening a new branch in the Capital Mall!  Set to open on Thursday, April 1st! 
Super Bowl is almost here! Whether you are purchasing a new TV to watch the big game or just need to reassess your current set, take a couple of minutes to make sure you avoid accidental TV and furniture tip-overs. Sadly, every 3 weeks a child dies from a television tipping over, and daily ten kids go to the ER because of a TV tip-over injury.
 
To prevent these injuries, here are five great and quick tips for you and the ones you love:

 

1. Secure TVs. Mount flat-panel TVs to the wall. Place older, box-style TVs (CRTs) on low, stable furniture that can hold the weight.

2. Attach furniture to the wall. Use anti-tip brackets, braces, or wall straps to secure furniture to the wall. Install stops on dresser drawers to keep them from being pulled all the way out.

3. Rearrange household items. Store heavy objects on lower shelves or in lower drawers. Avoid placing remote controls, toys, or other items in places where kids mightbe tempted to climb up or reach for them.

4. Recycle old TVs. To find a location that safely and easily recycles unwanted TVs, go to www.GreenerGadgets.org.

5. If you are interested in learning more about how to keep your family safe from TV and furniture tip-overs, read more at: www.safekids.org/tip/tv-and-furniture-tip-over-prevention-tips.

Safe Kids Thurston County is a program of the Child Care Action Council and supported by Thurston County Medic One.

Click HERE to see "Language in the first year"
 
DIY 3-2-1 Mug Cake! 
 
Ina gallon zip lock bag, mix a box of Angel Food Cake & and a box cake of your choice. Mix well. 
To make this yummy quick dessert, add the following to a coffee mug: 


3 Tbs prepared cake mix
2 Tbs water (mix well) 
1 minute in microwave. 

You can also drizzle with any frosting of your choice!  Enjoy!

 
 
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