Thank You for attending the 4th Annual Community Baby Shower on Saturday June 13th, 2020!

The staff and partners of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su want to thank everyone who participated in the 4th Annual Community Baby Shower. This was the first year we held the baby shower online and we definitely learned a lot. We also could not be more pleased with how things turned out. The live portion of this event may be over, however the “Watch & Read” section holds valuable information that can be accessed at any time.

The Annual R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Community Baby Shower has 3 goals.

  • Celebrate Mat-Su families and our newest residents!
  • Provide an opportunity for parents to connect
  • Give parents an opportunity to add new skills to their parenting toolbox.

How Does the Online Baby Shower Work?

There are 4 sections to the online community baby shower. Including LIVE activities from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Participation in live events gives you an opportunity to win prizes.

Scroll Down and click on the title of the section you are interested in to make it expand. Once expanded you will find the following information:
  • Description of the section
  • Schedule & List of Activities
  • Directions for Participation

Watch & Read

Description: This section includes videos and links to information that you may find helpful on your parenting journey. Just click on the hyperlinked text under the topic of interest.

VIDEO: Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods | Kids Health

RESOURCE: Infant and Toddler Nutrition | Center for Disease Control & Prevention

RESOURCE: When, What, and How to Introduce Solid Foods | Center for Disease Control & Prevention

ARTICLE: How to Safely Introduce Your Baby to Peanuts and Other Food Allergens | Healthline
* MUST TALK TO YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN BEFORE TRYING *

VIDEO: Belly Mapping | Alaska Valley Doulas

LOCAL GROUP: Alaska Valley Doulas | Facebook

VIDEO: What is Resilience? | Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University

VIDEO: The Science of Resilience | Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University

VIDEO: How Resilience is Built | Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University

RESOURCE: CDC’s Developmental Milestones | Center for Disease Control & Prevention

TIP SHEET: Healthy Sexual Development 0 – 8 years old | Darkness to Light

RESOURCE: Early Learning Activities for Babies | Best Beginnings

VIDEO: Babies on Track | Best Beginnings

VIDEO: Baby Development Video Tutorials | Baby Pillars

VIDEO: What can a home visit from a nurse do for you? | Providence Nurse-Family Partnership Program

VIDEO: A Guide to Infant Massage | Johnson’s Baby U.S.

VIDEO: Guide to Baby Massage | Pigeon Singapore

VIDEOS: 5 Week Course on Baby Massage – Sarah Lane Therapies
Week 1: Legs & Feet
Week 2: Wind & Colic Routine
Week 3: Chest, Arms & Hands
Week 4: Head & Face
Week 5: Back Massage

VIDEO: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return – Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University

Fun Video Example: Dad Has full Conversation with his Baby

ARTICLE: Five Tips to Make the Most of Video Chats | Zero to Three

ARTICLE: Tips for Video Chatting with Young Children: Staying Connected While Far Apart | Karen Nemeth | National Association for the Education of Young Children

ARTICLE: FaceTime can help babies connect with long-distance relatives | Michelle Barichello | First Things First

ARTICLE: Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents | Bright Horizons Family Solutions

ARTICLE: 5 Video Chatting Tips for Babies & Toddlers | Whitney Harris | babyation

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five. Register with Imagination Library

ARTICLE: Literacy Skills: The Roots of Reading Start at Birth | Zero to Three

VIDEO: My Body Belongs To Me: From My Head, To My Toes | Pro Familia | Dagmar Geisler

VIDEO: Blueberry Shoe | Ann. Dixon

VIDEO: Sulwe’s Song | Lupita Nyong’o

VIDEO: Grumpy Monkey | Suzanne Lang

VIDEO: Whoever You Are | Mem Fox

VIDEO: My Heart Fills With Happiness | Monique Gray Smith

VIDEO: Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin 

VIDEO: Berry Magic | Teri Sloat

VIDEO: The Little Snowplow | Lora Koehler