May 2018
This Month's Hot Topic 
Making outdoor play purposeful
Children gain important skills through outdoor sensory play, such as observation skills, critical thinking skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. These lay an important foundation for future learning and development. How can you make outdoor play purposeful and fun for children?
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Parenting Supports 
Play & Learn Activities: May
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the April 2018 calendar:
Play & Learn Groups 
Are you caring for children of family, friends or neighbors----or are you a stay-at-home parent? If so, the FREE 4C Play & Learn groups may be just for you! Visit 4cforchildren.org/playlearn to learn more and to find the location nearest you.

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Family Resources 
National Take a Hike Day at Doe Run Lake
Enjoy the great outdoors with a guided hike that will cover hilly, wooded and possibly wet and muddy terrain. This event takes place on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Doe Run Lake is located at 1501 Bullock Pen Road, Covington, KY. Call 859-962-4143 to register.

Third Sunday Fundays at the Taft Museum of Art
Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances, and animal encounters. Sunday, May 20 from 1-4 p.m. will feature an Under Water theme, including sea creature crafts and a visit from real sea creatures from the Newport Aquarium!

Super Science Saturday at Boonshoft Museum
The Boonshoft Museum will hold a day of science-focused programming and fun for the entire family on May 19! Enjoy FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This special learning day includes access to Special Exhibitions, Space Theater Shows (limited seating available) and public programming.




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Posts from 4C for Children's parenting blogs

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Helping your child learn everyday!
Discover free online resources 
There are many online resources available to help you enhance your child's learning experiences. For example, 4C's website features Learning Every Day activities like the one below, and United Way features Born Learning tools on its website. Both can help you learn more about developmental milestones and so much more!



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