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Buidling a Child's Brain: A Parent's Privilege

Parents are the most important and enduring influence in the lives of children. Excellent parenting does not demand perfection—but does require loving involvement and sensitive interaction, responsive to the unique nature of each child.

Buidling a Child's Brain: A Parent's Privilege

Smith River Fest: Fun for the Entire Family

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Smith River Fest has grown to become a family-favorite annual event as it celebrates all things associated with the Smith River. This year's festival is this Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids' Favorites: Inflatables, wall climbing, petting zoo and pony rides

The festival is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton, just off the Hwy 58 Bypass.

Did you know? 13 Parks in Martinsville-Henry County

Monday, July 27, 2015
Martinsville-Henry County has 13 parks. Some are located in neighborhoods, connected to trails and have play ground equipment, picnic shelters, grills and other fun entities designed to entertain the entire family. J. Frank Wilson Memorial Park, for example, sits on 30 acres right in the heart of the City of Martinsville.

Pools, Lakes, Ponds and Beaches

Monday, July 20, 2015
Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. But water also can be dangerous for kids if parents don't take the proper precautions. Nearly 1,000 kids die each year by drowning. And most drownings happen in home swimming pools. It is the second leading cause of accidental death for people between the ages of 5 and 24.
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Wired for Life: Early Childhood Education

Saturday, June 13, at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Martinsville, more than 50 early childhood educators attended one of our exceptional training opportunities on "Exploring Children's Social and Emotional Behavior and Needs," presented by Greta Morris, M.S.