Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

Toddlers run, race in Romper Rumble

March 2, 2006

While most of the world watched 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Lansing Parents as Teachers put on its own games.

The annual Romper Rumble Baby Olympics were on Saturday, Feb. 18. Romper Rumble is a morning full of running, jumping, climbing, throwing and bouncing, with racing of foot-powered cars and stick-horses, all designed to enhance the motor skills of toddlers. Each participating child was awarded a gold medal.

Parents as Teachers is a home/school/community partnership designed to give all children the best possible start in life. PAT offers regularly scheduled home visits by certified parent educators, group meetings with other parents, weekly play groups, developmental screenings and referrals to other services when needed.

The program is free and offered to any family residing in Lansing school district. To enroll or for more information, contact coordinator Margaret Hartman at 727-1553 or 306-1111.

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