GREAT LINKS
  
At Building Brickies, we want to supply our fantastic Brickie families with external links to sites filled with useful information.  Be sure to check back often to see what links we add.  Here are a few links to get you started:
 
Productive Parenting
Productive Parenting provides one new activity suggestion each day based on your child's birth date!  If you have soap, shoes, rulers, and rocks in or around your home, you are ready to begin!  Our activities require little to no preparation or materials; but don't let their simplicity fool you!  Activities build on one another from infancy to age five to provide a solid foundation for learning and, at the same time, promote lasting parent-child relationships.  Check out the sample activities and see for yourself why Productive Parenting has become the premier activity resource for parents.
 
If your family is separated by distance due to a military deployment, job transfer, or any other factor, this website is a place where your family can create, communicate, and stay connected.  It is available in English and Spanish.  Sponsored by Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and The Defense Centers of Excellence.

Immunization Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of all children.  Check out their website for the most up to date information regarding immunizations.  Sign up for their newsletter for regular updated information!
 
National Capital Poison Center
The mission of the Poison Center is to prevent poisonings, save lives, and limit injury from poisoning. In addition to saving lives, the Center decreases health care costs of poisoning cases.  Be sure to sign up for their free newsletter!  Is the Poison Control 1-800 number programmed in to your cell phone?  What about your spouse and babysitter's cell phones?  Is it listed next to your home phone?  Take steps today to help your family in a poison emergency.
 
USDA Kids Nutrition and Fitness Information for Kids
Focusing on Lifecycle Nutrition including pregnancy, breastfeeding, infant, child, and adolescent nutrition and health, aging, fitness and spots nutrition, and vegetarian nutrition.
 
We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, they donate a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf. The more you read, the more they give.
 
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  
 
 Questions?  Do you have a link that would benefit our Brickie families?  Let us know at jjenkins@hobart.k12.in.us.   Thanks!
 
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