2024 Community Baby Showers

Saturday, May 18
Denali Education Center, 22510 S Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration has closed. 

Saturday, June 1
Chickaloon Village Traditional Council Justice and Public Safety Building, 16166 N Glenn Hwy, Sutton, AK
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration has closed.

Saturday, July 27
Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults, 1225 W Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Register Here

Saturday, August 10
CCS Early Learning Center, 905 W Auklet Ave, Palmer, AK 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Register Here

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.


Watch & Read


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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

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