April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! This month Champions for Children is thrilled to honor Child Abuse Prevention Month as we join nationwide efforts to spread awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. In the state of Florida, Hillsborough County has ranked highest in reported cases of child abuse and neglect for many years. Additionally,
Music is a language! Singing is a wonderful way to bond with your baby, and it also helps them learn new words! It helps us to express our feelings and helps us to understand that others feel the same emotions we do. When we share music, it helps to bring us together, just as our
Happy New Year, friends! Reflecting upon 2020 fills me with such pride for how far TALK READ SING Tampa Bay has come in just one year. While the Covid-19 pandemic caused us to pivot our plans to participate in community events and do in-person outreach with parents and human services professionals, it certainly did not
Q: What advice do you have for parents who are anxious about sending their child back to in-person schooling? A: Parenting always involves lots of hard choices and decisions, but I can’t think of a time when so many parents were struggling with the same decision—do I sent my child to preschool? Usually the
May is National Foster Care Month! We at TALK READ SING Tampa Bay and Champions for Children want to honor the role Fosters have served in the life of a child and the deep love and care that Fosters provide which surely enhanced their life (lives). To celebrate, we share a personal journey with you to educate and
“Every family in Hillsborough County needs that support with parenting,” said Georgina Rivera, manager of Parents as Teachers, a CFC program that helps parents navigate the early stages of childhood development. The staff works through home visits — which, like playgroups, now must be conducted virtually. Read the Full TBT Article Here!
In this unprecedented time parents, you have been given an amazing gift. I know it seems like nothing good is happening in the world around us. However, as a parent of a young child, you have been given the absolute best gift of all. TIME Yes, that’s right. You have been given the
Thank 83 degrees for the kick-off story about TALK READ SING. "Unborn babies, as well as the tiniest of tots, can learn from hearing you talk. Even if they don't understand everything they're hearing, words matter. The same is true for reading aloud and singing (offkey is fine). All three are crucial for brain