The Family Resource Network!
We help to build Strong Families by offering playgroups, story times, parent education groups, community and parenting resources, workshops and more!
The Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families approach. Extensive evidence supports the common-sense notion that when these Protective Factors are present and robust in a family, the likelihood of abuse and neglect diminish. Research also shows that these factors help build a healthy environment for the optimal development of all children. The North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network follows the Strengthening Families framework.
Brain Building in Progress
Activities that support brain building can help to set your child up for a lifetime of learning! So what activities support brain development? Reading, a walk in the woods, and even a trip to the grocery store! The key is to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue with your child. When reading a book, stop to ask your child questions about the characters or connect the story to their life. A walk in the woods is a wonderful time to slow down and explore the world around them. A trip to the grocery is a great time to talk about colors, shapes, and letters!
Is my child's development on track? What should I do if I'm concerned about developmental milestones? Are there activities that I can do to support my child's development?
We can help with developmental questions! Talk to a facilitator about completing an Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
Want an easy way to super-charge your reading time with your children? Try dialogic reading the next time you cozy up with your little one and a good book. What's dialogic reading? It's a simple reading method designed to encourage dialogue between you and your child. Click the link above to learn more.