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January 2018
This Month's Hot Topic 
Staying Connected in a Plugged-in World
Technology advancements are part of our everyday lives and impact the way in which we communicate, learn, work and play. Children are exposed to technology at a very young age and they master its usage very quickly. But how much screen time is too much?
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Parenting Supports 
Play & Learn Activities: January
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the January 2018 calendar:
Kick-start a year of learning with 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 
Get outside this winter in Dayton
It's chilly outside, but that doesn't mean you can't still explore the great outdoors as a family. Check out this list of six spots for sledding in Dayton from Dayton Parent Magazine!
 
Story time at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Raise your children to be lifelong readers by bringing them to story time at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! Each of the library's 41 locations offers story times that are designed to be fun and aid in the development of your child's early literacy skills. Check out this schedule where you'll find something for children of all ages!

Puppy Tales Tuesdays in Kenton County
Bring your early reader to Puppy Tales on Tuesday evenings in January at the William Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Children in grades K-5 will have a 15-minute time slot to read one-on-one to a dog who loves to hear stories! Call 859-962-4032 for more information or stop by the Children's Reference Desk to register. Registration is required.




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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!



What if every child in our community had access to the very best care and education----right from the beginning? 4C for Children is leading the way toward that future for our community. For more than 40 years, the nonprofit agency has been giving the youngest kids a strong start in life----by supporting everyone who cares for them. For parents and caregivers----whether working or stay-at-home----4C helps navigate child care options and parenting supports. 4C believes that when a child gets a solid foundation in those crucial early years, they'll be successful throughout their life. Find quality child care, child development resources and more at 4cforchildren.org/parents.
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