Sieda Keokuk Head Start and Parents as Teachers (PAT) worked together to give items at the ‘Sigourney Trick-or-Treat Around the Square.’ Emily and Kris set up outside the Sieda Resource Center. They gave over 100 children mini pinwheels and whistles. Educational handouts “Blowing in the Band” were given to parents of young children to encourage blowing activities to help language development.
Sieda Prevention & Substance Abuse Education, and Parents as Teachers (PAT) set up tables, near trunks, at the Jefferson County Trunk or Treat. The event is hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach: Jefferson County and 4-H and the Organizers reported around 500 children attend. Kitty Bogle and Lynn Godwin had a variety of quick activities, goodies, Beluga Bubble recipes, a discovery with black light stamps, and parent encouragement.
Sieda Parents as Teachers (PAT) visit in Jefferson County also shows “Pumpkin pounding.” It is a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers to develop their eye-hand coordination. Just need a pumpkin, golf tees, a safe hammer, and an excited child. Lynn Godwin, the Sieda PAT Program Manager lets us know, “Parents as Teachers visits often involve activities with materials that can be available to families using household items and for little cost.”