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.
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
What’s in the Gift Bags?
Gift Bag Registration
Sat. June 13 | 8:00 AM
*We have 150 Gift Bags available for Mat-Su parents. Registration will remain open while supplies last.
* Registered Addresses will be verified on Monday June 15, 2020.
How do I win prizes?
Participate in the LIVE activities for an opportunity to enter your name into a drawing. At the end of the activity the facilitator will share a link to a form that you must complete. You will get to choose which prize you would like a chance to win.
What are the Prizes?
LIVE: Hang Out, Connect, & Learn
Description: Live & interactive zoom rooms where you can connect with fellow parents or join a class.
How to Join:
1) Find the topic area you would like to participate in.
2) Under Schedule click on the time range and “teleport” into the zoom room.
Prizes: At the end of the activity the facilitator give you a link to a registration form through the chat feature. Complete the form for each activity you participate in for a chance to win!
This workshop will focus on teaching techniques and tips that help our bodies process and heal themselves. You will learn techniques to increase your immune system and gain better control over your thoughts and emotions. Everyone is welcome!
2:30 – 3:00 PM |Password: Baby | Meeting ID: 895 6604 3022
3:30 – 4:00 PM |Password: Baby | Meeting ID: 895 6604 3022
Learn the breastfeeding basics:
– Facts about breast milk
– Signs that your baby is hungry
– How to prepare for the first few feedings
– Why skin-to-skin contact is so important
– How your breast milk changes
– How much milk your growing baby needs
– How to establish and maintain supply
Additional Resources:Lactation Handouts
2:00 – 4:00 PM (Join at Any Point)
Connect with other parents and caregivers, build family resilience, share experiences, and discuss caring for families and ourselves during challenging times.
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Join the huddle and connect with other fellow foster parents caring for an infant.
2:00 – 4:00 PM (Join at Any Point)
Meet up with some seasoned and new partner parents. Just a bunch of cool peeps ready share, answer questions, and offer you support.
2:15 – 2:45 PM
3:15 – 3:45 PM
Join the zoom meet-up to get to know a local parent (one on one). MUST be in the “Zoom Room” by start time to participate.
Meet other local young parents to get support and meet new friends! You can even find friends for your little ones!
Join us in learning fun and effective ways to be self-sufficient. Knik Tribe offers an array of services to our growing community.
Resource: Tikhatnu Tribal Alliance For Young Families: Teen Parenting & Support – Knik Tribe
2:00 – 3:00 PM
3:00 – 4:00 PM
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 *
Safe Kids Worldwide
VIDEO: Kids Are Cute. We Know You Love Them. Get Your Carseat Checked
VIDEO: How to find a car seat technician
VIDEO: Parents Who Buckle Up Raise Kids Who Buckle Up
VIDEO: How to take the Pinch Test with a rear-facing car seat
VIDEO: Is it time to move to a forward-facing car seat?
VIDEO: Moving from a Booster Seat
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: No Wrong Questions | Help Me Grow Alaska
VIDEO:Embracing Parenthood & Parent Mentoring | HeartReach Center
VIDEO:Penny Simkin: Using Doulas for Birth Care | Midwifery Today
VIDEO: What’s a Doula? Danielle Brooks Finds Out | A Little Bit Pregnant | Netflix Family
ARTICLE: Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race | Parents Network
Darkness to Light Resources
TIP SHEET: Talk to Kids: Body Safety & Boundaries
TIP SHEET: Tips for Hiring Caregivers
TIP SHEET: Talking to Young Children About Events on the News
TIP SHEET: Talk to Kids: Your Conversation Guide for 3 – 5 Year Olds
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