Parents as Teachers, a program of Arizona’s Children Association, is celebrating the community’s youngest residents during Week of the Young Child, by welcoming families to a FREE kids fair in Lake Havasu City. The 2nd Annual “Play is Learning” Kids Fair will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-1pm at the Aquatic Center and will highlight how children learn best, through PLAY!

There will be food, games, music, and fun for the entire family! Parents as Teachers is collaborating with LHUSD kindergarten teachers, preschools, community vendors, libraries, and many others.

All activities at the event are intended for young children from birth to age five, but everyone is welcome. Special guest, Certified Music Therapist Ryan Olmstead, will perform original music and engage guests in song, dance, movement and more.

The Parents as Teachers program, supported by First Things First, strengthens parents in the role as their child’s best teacher through home visits, group connections, child screenings and connections to resources. Home visitation equips parents with knowledge to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. While strengthening families is a focus, the program also encourages families to become involved in their community. This fair will highlight those concepts while actively engaging young children in play activities designed especially for them.

“One of our main goals with this fair is to showcase early childhood resources available, often for free, for young families in our community,” says Shelley Fischer, Program Supervisor for Parents as Teachers. “Parents as Teachers is just one of many programs in the community supporting our children, especially in the early and most crucial years.”

If you would like to learn more about Arizona’s Children Association, or the Parents as Teachers program, visit us online at www.ArizonasChildren.org.

 

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