Hundreds of children, parents, business and community leaders will come together October 25th for Lights On Afterschool day to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon.
Even though my kids have been in school for over 3 weeks now, we are still struggling to establish good sleep routines. I have been researching how much sleep my 9 and 5 year need and how to help them stay rested and ready for school.
As my girls started 4th grade and Kindergarten this past week, I am working on trying to have easy nutritious snacks to hold them over until dinnertime and have fun activities to keep them busy when they get home off the bus.
The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural problems they have identified in their communities. 4-Hers, 6th grade-12th grade, will work on teams of 3-4 youth.
In the past couple weeks many areas of South Dakota have experienced some major natural disasters and flooding. While we know this can cause added stress on adults and parents, don’t forget to visit with your children of all ages and help them cope with the added stress and changes in their routine.
If it can creep, crawl, jump or fly; you can bet that it has the attention of my three and six-year-old. My daughter is notorious for having pet worms that she names and carries around the yard; while my son is more interested in frogs and toads.
Maria Feldhaus (SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Miner County) began her SDSU Extension career as support staff for SDSU Extension’s Miner County Office in January of 2000 and transitioned into the role of SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor in 2011.
Memorial Day weekend brought the unofficial start to summer and fun in the sun. My family and I spent a lot of time outside camping and on the lake.
Sara Koepke (SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Grant County) believes a true leader exhibits humility, responsibility, candor, and is a team builder.
As school is winding down and I am trying to figure out how to keep my kids busy all summer, I am trying to find experiences and ways to get them outdoors and off screen time.